"I asked Barack Obama what he wanted for his birthday. He said, 'Indiana, Colorado and Virginia,' " said Kerry, referring to three potential swing states Obama hopes to win in the Nov. 4 election.
Wow - that's all he wants? And what is a possible way, at least in their minds, that this might happen?? Well, if they chose EVAN Bayh as Obama's running mate, they think that might just get them Indiana. You remember Evan Bayh - the big HILLARY supporter. Yes, there is a big ol' meeting tonight in Indiana, one SO important that Evan Bayh canceled a BASEBALL game - a game that was supposed to be played last night. Whatever. Anywho - my question is: why would we (PUMAs and those who Just Say No Deal be any more swayed by Obama picking someone who was staunchly in Hillary's camp? It's not like we, or should I say, I, will go, "Well, heckfire - if BAYH is okay with Obama, then I guess I should be, too." Nope. For me, it is more like, "Wow, Evan - what a turncoat!! I cannot believe you are so buddy-buddy with Obama! So much for loyalty! How COULD you??" Or something along those lines.
Anyway, there is supposed to be a big To-Do in Indiana tonight, and there is MUCH speculation that this is going to be the big day for Bayh. Even though His Royal Highness will be taking off for Hawaii in a couple of days for vacation. And Hillary will be stumping for him (do NOT even get me started on that, except to say, ARGH!). So could this be Bayh's big day? Maybe. And next, would Obama then get his birthday wish of Colorado, Indiana, and Virgina? Well, our good buddy, GeekLove, has prepared a map of what it would look like if Obama does get his wish. With her permission, here it is:
For an added bonus, and comparison, here is the latest AOL Poll Map (also courtesy of GeekLove):
I hasten to add, I am not endorsing McCain. BUT - unless the Super Delegates get it together, it ain't looking so good for the DNC's handpicked selection. GeekLove's map might be more truth than creativity. Just sayin'.
OKAY, people - IF you have NOT done the PLATFORM SURVEY for I OWN MY VOTE, please, please go do it. The survey only takes FIVE minutes, and it includes a handy Comment section - you know you have something to say about the upcoming nomination and election. Now's your chance!!
And thanks to memeorandum.com for the WSJ article linked above!
Just so you know, I have company in from Pittsburgh for the next few days. I am going to try to get by here once or twice a day, and will try to keep posting. But, if I don't, you know why!