I'm just passing on the latest I'm hearing--that Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) is moving up on the list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). While Obama's heart may go towards Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine--his head takes him to a more experienced pick, a Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) or Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
I can see the appeal of Kaine--the parallel narrative is compelling. Their mothers came from the same Kansas town, both Harvard Law grads with interests in civil rights; both wives Harvard Law grads. Kaine and Obama also have great chemistry--Obama stumped for Kaine when he was running for governor in 2005 and Kaine was the second governor to endorse Obama.