Could today be the day that Senator Barack Obama finally announces his choice for a VP running mate?
The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards (D-Waco) is on the “short list” which also includes U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware), U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.
The prospect of having Congressman Edwards on the ticket is intriguing. As a reporter that would certainly mean more trips to Waco for 2 on the Beat.
Would that put Texas, a traditionally red republican state in play for the November Election? We would certainly see more campaigning from ALL of the candidates in Texas, and more political advertising on TV.
Until the decision is announced, democrats like 23 year old Ashley Minor who volunteers with Houston for Obama, are staying close to their cell phones, blackberries and computers.
Senator Obama will make his decision public by sending a text message to those who signed up.
That includes members of the media who have to report the news.
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