The rumor mill is buzzing tonight that Barack Obama will name Evan Bayh as his VP choice on Wednesday in Indiana. First up with the buzz is Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project who said today:
Bil has 5 reasons why he’s sticking his neck out with the big prediction and the last one is this:
I just got an invite from the Obama campaign to attend an appearance on Wednesday that isn’t on Obama’s official calendar. Why not? The campaign said, “I can’t tell you what the event is about, but we want to make sure you have a ticket so you can cover it for the Bilerico Project. We want Bilerico Project to be there for this one.”
Next, Politico reports:
Sen. Evan Bayh’s staff softball team, The Bayh Partisans, has cancelled the game it had scheduled for tomorrow evening with the drug policy team The One Hitters. Bayh staffer Jonathan Stahler sent One Hitter team captain Kris Krane an e-mail Monday morning citing “[t]oo many people out of town” as the reason for the cancellation.
Rational minds may note that it is early August, a time when congressional staffers often head of town. Other minds, however, might ponder the fact that Bayh, a top veep prospect, is scheduled to introduce Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) at a rally in Bayh’s home state of Indiana Wednesday.
And last but not least, Jeralyn at TalkLeft adds this:
Team captain and SSDP executive director Kris Krane and SSDP‘s Government Relations Director Tom Angell think something is up and there could be a big announcement Wednesday by Obama and Bayh.
Since Tom thought it important enough to e-mail me about it, which he only does with big news, I’m thinking there may be something to this.
For what it’s worth, I think Evan Bayh is a solid choice.
Will the predictions be right? Time will tell… I hope Bil Browning is right, it’s always a treat when the blogosphere scoops the media. Stay tuned…