Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mark Warner for VP?

Since I haven't received an e-mail yet, I can repeat part of (my) last night's TPM post here:

Governor Kaine may be the pick, based on my previous post on David Leonhardt's piece on Obamanomics. But...

On the other hand, I just had this idea - others have thought of it (here's a great post). Former Governor Mark Warner is easily coasting to the VA Senate seat, and is enormously popular - more so than Kaine. Could Obama pick Warner? If the Democratic Presidential ticket reads Obama/Warner, it is quite likely that VA will turn blue, giving Obama the election (even without OH). And Governor Kaine would nominate another Democrat to replace Warner, retaining that gain... Is that such a crazy thought?

[Kaine could be given a high administration post once his Governorship is complete...]

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