If Obama does capture the nomination, he’ll need to pick someone with a lot of experience to demonstrate that he would surround himself with a good team as president. Obama has the charisma but doesn’t have the resume and Richardson has the resume but lacks charisma. So they would complement each other well. The fact that Bill Richardson is from New Mexico would also help because interior west states could be a crucial swing region in 2008. Though unlikely to garner votes among Spectator readers, such a ticket could be formidable among the general electorate.