What Obama-Kaine Might Look Like
As you've no doubt heard by now, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has told close associates he's had "very serious" conversations with Sen. Barack Obama about serving as the presumptive nominee's running mate.
So what might an Obama-Kaine ticket look like?
Former washingtonpost.com video journalist John Poole captured the moment when, on Feb. 17, 2007, Kaine became the first governor to endorse Obama's presidential bid. The pair took questions from reporters about Obama's chances in the South and the likelihood that Virginia would vote for a Democratic presidential candidate.
"I don't always do things the cautious way, I do things when my gut tells me it's right to do. And I'm very enthusiastic to stand here today and be strongly in Sen. Obama's camp," Kaine said at the time.
"Virginia is going to be competitive in presidential politics in 2008, in a way that we haven't been in 40 years," the governor said. "The results of Gov. Warner's election, my election and then Jim Webb's election this fall has made it plain to anyone watching presidential politics that Virginia is in play."
The pair later appeared together at the Virginia Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner along with former governors Doug Wilder and Mark Warner.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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