Obama Describes His VP Pick, Decision Made
Sen. Barack Obama has made his VP choice. While he won't say when he's going to text it out, here's how he describes him:
Obama said he wanted somebody who is "prepared to be president" and who will be "a partner with me in strengthening this economy for the middle class and working families."
He said he was looking for not just a partner but a sparring partner. "I want somebody who's independent, somebody who can push against my preconceived notions and challenge me so we have got a robust debate in the White House."
So, who is it? [Update: Another Obama clue below:
In an interview with Time magazine yesterday, Mr Obama said he hoped his choice of a running-mate would tell American citizens something about the kind of president he would be. "That I think through big decisions. I get a lot of input from a lot of people, and that ultimately, I try to surround myself with people who are about getting the job done, and who are not about ego, self-aggrandisement, getting their names in the press, but our focus on what's best for the American people," he said.
For many Washington tea leaf readers, that ruled out Mr Biden, who finds it difficult to pass a microphone without speaking into it and boosted the chances of Mr Bayh, one of the most self-effacing members of the US Senate.
It also doesn't sound like Kathleen Sebelius, who told reporters today that she will let the campaign make the announcement but shes "an enthusiastice supporter." Sounds like she knows who it is and it isn't her.
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