Veep Watch

Close to the finish line?

Ann Gardner

Today's blogs are full of speculation about Sen. Barack Obama's choice of a running mate. Most of the news is focused on Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, but Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is mentioned in the same breath in practically every post. [ Andrew Romano of Newsweek][1] examines the pros and ...

Kaine puts focus on outside-the-Beltway preference

Ann Gardner

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius continues to be named among the Democrats under serious consideration to become Sen. Barack Obama's running mate, but she's overshadowed today by speculation that puts Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine at the top of Obama's list. It's a case of the Washington insiders vs. the Washington outsiders, according ...

Sebelius would reinforce Obama's 'change' message

Ann Gardner

Obama reportedly has narrowed his field for a running mate to five senators and two governors: Tim Kaine of Virginia and Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, according to [ The Wall Street Journal.][1] But, they add, there's always the chance he could choose someone else.¢¢¢There's always a chance ... As an ...

Is Sebelius just the 'other woman' in the VP race?

Ann Gardner

[On The Huffington Report][1] Adele Stan fires back at the contention that Sen. Hillary Clinton is the only woman Sen. Barack Obama can or should consider as a running mate. Commentators who are casting out Gov. Kathleen Sebelius because they say her selection could cause a backlash from women voters ...

Sebelius bows out of MSNBC Veepstakes bracket

Ann Gardner

Sen. Joe Biden has knocked off Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in the [ MSNBC Veepstakes][1] and advanced to a championship showdown with Sen. Hillary Clinton. Biden also was Sen. Barack Obama's surrogate-of-choice this morning on the Today Show.¢¢¢Even the selection of Sebelius may not mean Obama can make a run ...

Sebelius may be Obama's "kindred soul"

Ann Gardner

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' low-key speaking style and "let's work together" approach to governing has been successful in Kansas and, although it's drawn some criticism from the national media, it may be just what Sen. Barack Obama is looking for in a running mate. Boston Globe reporter Lisa Wangsness came to ...

Narrow field still includes Sebelius

Ann Gardner

MSNBC's Chuck Todd says that if Obama picks a female running mate, it has to be Hillary Clinton, but the personal relationship that has developed between Obama and Sebelius may be a wild card. Both Sebelius and Clinton have made it to the Final Four in the [ MSNBC Veepstakes,][1] ...

Sebelius still in the running

Ann Gardner

Sen. Barack Obama had kind words for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius during a recent visit to Missouri. In comments originally reported by [ The Huffington Post,][1] Obama said, "I love Kathleen Sebelius. I think she is as talented a public officials as there is right now. Integrity. Competence. She can work ...

A presidential couple?

Ann Gardner

New York magazine's John Heileman writes about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in [ "Obama's V.P. Conundrum,"][1] and raises an interesting, but troubling, racial issue in connection with a possible Obama-Sebelius ticket. Because Sebelius is too young and too attractive to be seen as a maternal figure for Obama, Heileman wonders whether ...

An in-state view of Sebelius

Ann Gardner

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has many fine qualities, according to the Wichita Eagle, but when it comes to an [Obama-Sebelius ticket,][1] Eagle editorial board members will "believe it when they see it." [1]:

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