OK, since it is likely that Obama will have picked his VP by this coming Saturday, and McCain"s pick will probably be chosen in the next 10 days (perhaps on his Birthday) - I thought this thread could serve as a last-minute discussion and guessing game on the various prospective candidates. So: 1. Who do you think will get the nod for each candidate? 2. Who should? 3. Your reasons why? I, personally have not kept up with the all the prospects (and their backgrounds), let alone the political calculus involved - but I think (or would like) the following: 1. Obama picks Biden. I have long liked Biden - and he certainly brings a lot of experience and prospective balance to the ticket. His personality is a potential liability, however, as is his long service in Washington - with Obama running on "change". Still, I think it would be a good pairing. 2. McCain picks Pawlenty. I don't know so much about Pawlenty, except that he is young and part of the more "innovative" new Republicans. He also could help bring his state into the McCain column. He is relatively inexperienced, however, and this could be an weakness. Still, considering that Romney and Tom Ridge(!) are other front runners - this seems the least disastrous choice for McCain. Opinions? Discussion?