MyDD post here.
Mark Warner says that he's only running for the Senate: "I have not sought and I will not accept any other opportunity." Too bad, as Obama & Warner would be a great team. If I had to bet, I think it'll come back to an Obama-Clinton ticket. Not that I want it or think its the only ticket-- just that its the only one that really makes sense for Obama to take a decisive advantage. Especially with both Strickland and Warner, the best two Gov options, having taken themselves out of contention. Well, there is another couple of Governors that could happen still, Schweitzer being the best, Sebelius & Richardson too. So maybe Clinton is the 'fallback' option still.
On the GOP side, hasn't Lieberman already taken himself out of contention? I don't see it happening, as it would only fire up Democrats, and Lieberman does not do anything for the social conservatives. McCain is going to choose a conservative to shore up his credentials on the right, and he's going to choose someone that's younger than himself. Sarah Palin is who I'd be the most afraid of him choosing, she'd engage the conservative moms that Bush had going for him the past two elections.
Overall, it seems to me that the race has become sorta at a summer standstill. The latest Gallup poll, at 45-42 Obama leading, has a pretty high number of other/neither/undecided voters, at 14 percent, given that name recognition is at 98% or thereabouts for each candidate. . . .
I still think Hillary should be the running mate, only because it would be a winning ticket.