Since I will be away from a computer for pretty much the entire day tomorrow, I figure it’s as good a time as any to just go right out on what seems like a pretty safe limb.
As I’ve thought for several days now, it’s now apparent that Barack Obama has selected Joe Biden as his running mate:
EMPORIA, Va. – Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine have been told by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign they will not be his vice presidential choice, NBC News reported on Friday, quoting sources.
The Associated Press also reported that a Democratic official close to Kaine said the Virginia governor told associates of Obama’s decision on Friday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he’s not authorized to discuss the development, the AP report said.
Speculation about Obama’s choice has centered on Bayh, Kaine and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden. Other names in the mix include Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Texas Rep. Chet Edwards.
For all the reasons I’ve mentioned before, Biden is a much wiser choice for Obama than any of the other remaining names. Yes, he’s got a record that the Republicans will no doubt be all over by Saturday afternoon, but he’s also got the experience and connections that Obama lacks and his presence on the ticket will go a long way toward reassuring both Democratic Party insiders, and voters, that Obama is in fact ready to be President.
So, either I’m right or I’ll be back here Sunday explaining why I was wrong.
Either way, see you Sunday.