Last night the DNC announced that Senators Biden and Bayh will get prime speaking slots on Wednesday night, the night Obama’s VP pick makes his/her big debut. I think Biden is a tremendous long shot, but I’ve always thought Bayh would be a fantastic pick for the Senator Pampers. Is this the beginning of Obama/Bayh 2008?

Biden, Bayh get VP night slots at convention

(CNN) — The two senators widely believed to be at the top of Barack Obama’s shortlist for VP have been given prime-time speaking slots at the Democratic convention Wednesday night — the very same night the vice presidential candidate is slated to speak.

According to the Democratic National Convention Committee, both Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden will deliver speeches on national security during the marquee night — the same evening former President Bill Clinton is also scheduled to speak.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar will also speak Wednesday evening, according to the convention committee.

But Biden and Bayh’s appearance especially is sure to heighten speculation one of the two senators will ultimately be named Obama’s running mate. The announcement also comes the same day Biden hit the campaign trail for the Illinois senator, accepting an endorsement on his behalf from the International Association of Firefighters in Las Vegas.


  • Troy La Mana

    McCain/Powell works. They are pretty similar in their thinking.

  • Dominick

    I really don’t think there is one VP candidate that Obama (or Mccain for that matter) can choose that really will help him win the Presidency—with One exception!

    [VP’s seldom if ever do so in reality, dispite all the talk.Edwards didn’t even get Kerry South Carolina. And GW Bush won despite Cheney.]

    Who is that one exception? Colin Powell.

    Think about it. Despite having some baggage from Iraq (only about 25% baggage though. And 75% of CP is better than 100% of nearly everybody else)Powell solves Obam’s so called inexperience issue, puts McCain on the complete offensive, brings thousands of moderate Republicans to the table–and tens of thousands of independents, answers the 3Am phone call question, further energizes the African American community, makes BUsh and Cheney think twice about what they say regarding the election (CP knows where the bodies are buried), pleases the Council on Foreign Relations and David Rockefeller, Wall Street and Main Street, along with moderate whites…and so much more.

    Can you imagine team McCain launching an attack ad on foreigh policy against an Obama/Powell ticket?

  • Patrick Keegan

    I posted a while back that with an argument for Biden (or Gore), and I still think it could be him, although Bayh is the safer pick.

    Despite his occasional diarrhea of the mouth, in his short-lived campaign, he proved to be a smart debater, good on the stump and you can see him as a natural fit in the attack dog role that many VP candidates fill during the general election.