Waiting Game for VPAug 18, 09:15 PM
With the Democratic convention a week away, it shouldn’t be long before Barack Obama announces his running mate. Currently, there are several possibilities, all with their own weaknesses and strengths. Bill Richardson and Joe Biden are considered to be the favorites at this moment since they have done well in areas where Obama has struggled.
For example, Joe Biden would help win over voters who are unsure about Obama’s foreign policy experience due to all of the work the Delaware Senator has done dealing with other nations over the years. Bill Richardson would boost the Illinois Senator with the Latino vote, one which is growing and will be very important in this election. Both Biden and Richardson has speaking slots at the convention.
There are still tons of other possibilities including General Wesley Clark, Sen. Evan Bayh, Sen. Chris Dodd, and Sen. Chuck Hagel. Some are more far-fetched than others, but at this point anything seems possible.