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Nothing in the e-mail yet. Latest chatter--maybe Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-Ill.) is really in the mix.

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It is now Thursday afternoon. Obama's campaign has promised all of us supporters an email on Wednesday morning, supposedly so we would be the first to know.

I wonder if he has found skeletons? I wonder if he has been turned down? Vetting is a grueling process and if it is done right it takes more time than you can guess. Also, getting a good valid politician to accept the office referred to as "a bucket of warm spit" is a challenge. However, he should not have told us it would be out on Wednesday.
Barak? I am waiting

Obama will go with whom ever he thinks will get him the most votes.

That is what he will base his decision on.

He will not Pick Hillary or any others who can possibly outshine him between now and Nov.

It is all about Him whether he chooses to admit that or not. Evident by what he says and does.

YOU CAN CUT THE SUSPENSE WITH A KNIFE!
HE IS A SHREWD DUDE!

Obama needs four things:

1. someone wholesome (a flag and apple pie type)
2. someone with security experience (notice security, not foreign policy--the bar is higher for democrats than republicans; so where Cheney was good enough, Biden might not be)
3. someone who can help with a swing state
4. someone personally compatible with Obama.

Granted these might not be Obama's criteria, but if they are, Bayh, Biden, Kaine, Sebelius all have problems.

I can think of two people under 70 who bring #1-3, although #4 is unclear:

Shelton (NC) and Sestak (PA)

Of course, no buzz for either of them...

YOU MENTIONED DICK CHENEY, IF HE IS SO GOOD, WHY
DIDN'T HE RUN FOR PRESIDENT?
BECAUSE HE IS A REAL SLIME BALL!
KBR AND HALLIBURTON ARE HIS BABIES!

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