Gerry Canavan

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Veep/Convention Watch

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Mark Warner, still my top pick for VP, has been named the keynote speaker of the Democratic National Convention, with Ambinder reporting that the Obama team has been thinking much the same way I have about Warner as VP:

The selection of ex-VA Gov. Mark Warner to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention comes on the heels of a secret, last-minute effort to convince Warner to submit his name and record for vice presidential vetting.

Sources close to Warner say that the Virginia Senate candidate was subject to fairly intense pressure by Obama advisers to allow the team of Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy to open an account and begin their work.

Warner resisted, citing, as he has done publicly, family concerns and his public pledge to Virginians.

So unfortunately it sounds as if those efforts failed.

Meanwhile, the Field is playing “process of elimination” with the remaining likely names, daring (just for a moment) to dream Obama/Gore…

Written by gerrycanavan

August 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm

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