Figured I need to put up my pithy reactions now to whoever Obama picks for his vice-president candidate, since I don't function early in the morning very well, and I suspect the announcement will come in the a.m. tomorrow or Friday.
Instant emotional reaction counts more than considered reason. So here's what my snap feelings will be under each V.P. scenario.
Joe Biden: That smile will take down the ticket. Talks too much. Yawn.
Evan Bayh: Super-yawn. Wake me up after Obama wins.
Tim Kaine: Wow, a governor with little experience to go with a senator with little experience. Yuck.
Hillary Clinton: Yes! Barack listened to me! West Wing office, here I come!
Chris Dodd: Please wake me from this nightmare.
Bill Richardson: Looked good in a beard. Otherwise, blah.
Kathleen Sibelius: Oh, no, not a woman! Hillary supporters are going to freak.
Chuck Hagel: Cool, a Republican. I like. Nice thinking outside the box.
Sam Nunn: He's still alive?
Wesley Clark: Geez, my wife guessed right.
Chet Edwards or Jack Reed: Who?
Any other white guy: Too cautious, Barack. You should have gone with a Wow! factor.
Colin Powell: Wow! Let the lefties stew about his WMD testimony.
Any other non-predicted person: Creative choice. Way to go.