Sunday, August 10, 2008


A little birdie told me that Barack Obama is about to announce his choice for running mate.

While, admittedly, making predictions can be a dangerous pastime, I'm going on record to predict Barack Obama will choose Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana.

(btw, Bayh is my pick of the litter----progeny of a political family; voted for the Iraq war resolution (will pull in Independents), now acknowledges that the Iraq policy failed; can bring Indiana, as well as much of the Midwest, with roots in Virginia; strong on "national security," a card-carrying centrist who is pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, and gets 100% approval rating from the NAACP, as well as high grades from the ACLU. Many years in public service, not just as senator, but also as governor, of his state.

Outspoken opponent of neoconservative mindset who will get a big thumbs-up from the pro-Israel lobby while, at the same time, probably work with Obama to end the wrenching embargo in Gaza. Hands-on favorite of both Gore and Kerry and, best of all, perfect antidote for those who express concern about Obama's so-called "inexperience." Strong enough to stand up against McCain and any Republican nominee for veep.)