With both candidates on the verge of making their VP choices public, it comes time for the final edition of the PD VP PR. For those of you slow on the uptake, that’s the Political Derby Vice Presidential Power Rankings.

The braintrust at PD, an oxymoron if ever there was one, decided a group ranking was appropriate for the final veep rankings. After all, why should Jason be the only one who’s wrong?

All contributors ranked their choices and points were awarded similarly to the Heisman Trophy format. 3 for a first place vote, 2 for a second, 1 for a third.

Here’s how it shook out:


1. Mitt Romney (13 points)
2. Tim Pawlenty (11 points)
3. Tom Ridge (6 points)
t4. Charlie Crist (3 points)
t4. Mark Sanford (3 points)


t1. Evan Bayh (11 points)
t1. Joe Biden(11 points)
2. Tim Kaine (10 points)
3. Chuck Hagel (2 points)
t4. Jack Reed (1 point)
t4. Kathleen Sebelius (1 point)