Obama & VP Saturday in Illinois
From a few sources, Obama’s first appearance with his VP will be Satuday in Springfield, Illinois.
This should put to rest rumors/fears that Obama’s appearance in Richmond on Thursday would lead to him picking Kaine. In fact, I would probably bet that Kaine is out of the running (prompting stories such as this), leaving Biden and Sebelius the top two most likely picks.
Meanwhile, McCain will announce his VP August 29, the Friday after the Democratic Convention, to grab up the news cycle heading into the weekend and the RNC Convention the following week. I’m hoping a last minute epiphany hits McCain and he selects Congressional All-Star Mike Pence of Indiana.