Our own Mr. McCain (Robert Stacy, not John) asked for our predictions on the Veepstakes by 3 p.m. Well, I’ll bite. Obama will choose Kaine. (A stupid move, by the way. All along, I have thought he would go Bayh or Sibelius, but the signs point to Kaine now.) The three most likely are in that order: Kaine, Bayh, Sibelius, with my long-shot being Nunn.
McCain will pick Pawlenty. I don’t like it, but there it is. The second most likely move would be a panic move of picking Cantor to counter Kaine. Would not be smart. Cantor’s K Street ties would be used to seriously dent McCain’s anti-lobbyist schtick.
For whatever reason, the McCain camp doesn’t seem to be considering Kasich (or Cox, for that matter, but they surely were interested in him at one point).
Again, my predictions: Kaine and Pawlenty.
My further predictions: Neither one carries his home state for his ticket.
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