Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Tim Kaine Speculation Soaring Part II

With news of Kaine being highly considered for VP, he has canceled a Baltimore fundraiser for tomorrow. Obama is going to be in Missouri tomorrow, the same place Kaine went to High School and College.

Could we be on the cusp of an announcement? On Countdown, Howard Fineman said he has talked to one of the three of Biden, Kaine and Byah, and that person told them that the vetting is essentially done, and that the VP is down to those three.

I would be very surprised if he announces this soon, but there is growing speculation that an announcement could be imminent. Will the VP make it down to MO tomorrow for a joint appearance? I still lean towards closer to the convention, but that final three sounds about right to me.

Update: The New York Times throws some cold water on an imminent decision.

Yet Mr. Obama has not conducted formal sit-down interviews with candidates, aides say, and a decision is believed to be weeks away, not days. His aides say there is no particular rush: the campaign seems to be going well for him at the moment, and so he does not need the burst of attention and energy that typically accompanies the announcement of a vice-presidential choice.


July 30, 2008 - Posted by | Battleground States, Veepstakes | , , ,


  1. Hmm, okay. I had hoped Sebelius would be on that list, but oh well.

    Comment by dansac | July 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. I was hoping for Sebelius, too. Biden is the best of those three, imho.

    Comment by zenbowl | July 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. I have to say, the more I think about it, the more I have concerns about Kaine. If this was a trial balloon, I’m not sure it went over that well.

    Comment by dansac | July 30, 2008 | Reply

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