Posted by Adam @ 7:23 pm on July 29th 2008

Veepstakes: another non-exciting non-story

Another non-story amidst more veepstakes utter non-excitement as CNN report that Tim Kaine has refused to say whether or not he’s going to be Obama’s VP choice. This is news in the same way as it is news when non-candidates rule themselves out, apparently.

Apparently the trick is to run stories naming every conceivable candidate in order, after the fact, to point to the story naming the correct one and, thus, one of the most over-rated episodes in politics (VP picks) trundles on like a tedious steamroller.


  1. Ah, it’s the best quadrennial parlour game in town.

    Comment by Brad — 7/29/2008 @ 9:15 pm

  2. Has anybody served as a VP nominee unsuccessfully (or successfully) twice under two different presidential candidates? A choice of either Edwards or Lieberman would be interesting if for that reason alone.

    Comment by Cameron — 7/29/2008 @ 9:42 pm

  3. I’m pretty sure that’s happened before. Two VPs actually served under two different presidents (George Clinton under Jefferson and Madison, John C. Calhoun under JQ Adams and Andrew Jackson).

    Comment by Brad — 7/29/2008 @ 9:55 pm

  4. Bear in mind that the VP was not part of the Presidential electoral ticket during at least part of that period.

    Comment by Rojas — 7/30/2008 @ 12:43 am

  5. It just struck me how much I hate the word veepstakes.

    Comment by Cameron — 7/30/2008 @ 11:56 am

  6. Did Tim’s left eyebrow lift freakishly when he said that? Just curious.

    Comment by James — 7/30/2008 @ 12:26 pm

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