Friday, August 22, 2008

Is Obama Considering Edwards? No, Not That Edwards!!!

I just read an AP story indicating Chet Edwards, a little known Democratic Congressman from Texas, might emerge as Obama's running mate.

Despite his obscurity, it isn't the first time Edwards has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Obama. Back in June, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Edwards "would be a good person to be in the mix." (

Edwards currently serves as Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. It should also be noted that President Bush's ranch in Crawford is in Edward's district. Edwards was first elected to Congress in 1990 after serving seven years in the Texas State Senate.

He might be an unknown but he is from the South. Biden certainly can't say that. Bayh and Sebelius may be Midwesterners but Democrats need the South to win and the African American vote won't be enough. Sure Kaine can make a Southern claim but Edwards outflanks him on experience. Still, does Obama think Edwards can deliver him Texas? Well, Obama does have a Texas sized ego.

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