Barack Obama and his newly named running mate will campaign together Saturday at the place where the Democratic presidential hopeful formally launched his White House bid.
A senior Obama adviser told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday that the Illinois senator and his choice for vice president will appear in Springfield, Ill., at the former state Capitol where Abraham Lincoln once served.
The last time Obama appeared there he announced he was running for president.
Obama strategist Anita Dunn sidestepped the question of whether the event would be Obama’s first appearance with his vice presidential pick, but suggested the two wouldn’t necessarily be related. The campaign’s announcement Tuesday said only that Obama would begin the trip to his party’s national convention at Saturday’s event. The Democratic convention begins Monday in Denver.
“We could pick up the VP. any time,” Dunn said.
At which point we can get back to the usual business of not caring all that much about who the Vice President is, present administration excepted. For what it’s worth, I think Sam Nunn is a bad idea, I’d rather have Chet Edwards in Congress (and I don’t think anyone wants to spend the next ten weeks saying “no, not John, CHET!”), and I see no good reason to hand Evan Bayh’s Senate seat to the Republicans. Beyond that, I’m at peace with whoever Obama wants to pick. And may I just say, this may be the best comment anyone has ever made about the whole Veepstakes thing.