As to Obama's VP choice:
Just as McCain is truly boxed by having to choose a running mate who will shore up his weak flank (in his case, the conservative base) - meaning Mitt Romney - so too is Yo-Bama boxed: he is kidding himself if he thinks he has the luxury of a left-wing soul mate. He does not.
Yo-Bama needs to protect his weak flank (i.e. Zero Foreign Policy Experience) by choosing a runnig mate who loans him some international chops.
I cannot tell you how a communist thinks (ask my buddies Jim and/or Marjory ) - but I can tell you what this commie Ought To Do: Joe Biden.
Among the various fools being publicly considered (excepting H Clinton, who is Satan, but no fool - and who would put Obama over the top), only Joe Biden gives Yo-Bama this Foreign Policy boost.
BIDEN GIVES OBMAMA VITAL FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS.
Thus, other than H Clinton, only Biden worries me.
More as news and my brilliant creative juices evolve,
from Nantucket but back Monday,