Will it be Indiana’s Evan Bayh for Obama’s veep? (UPDATE 3: SECRET SERVICE ON THE WAY TO BIDEN’S? UPDATE 4: CNN CONFIRMS BIDEN IS VEEP PICK *BUMPED TO THE TOP*)
Drudge currentlyÂ has this posted on the front page:
FLASH: Fri Aug 22 2008 17:52:03 ET /// KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reports a company in Kansas City, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material… MORE… Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. At least three sources close to the plant’s operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced. The company is in the Obama FEC reports for previous work…
Here’sÂ the KMBCÂ article.
Is it for real, or is the Obama campaign faking everyone out on this with the production of the bumper stickers? Hmmm.Â
Marc Ambider doubts the story is true because he thinks the bumper sticker is “ugly.”
Hmmm.Â Wonder what the ‘roots will say if this is true?Â They’ve not been talking about him too favorablyÂ as of late.
Update 1 – 10:37 PM: Hot Air has multiple updates on this story, and is also skeptical of the sticker, especially since it has no Obama logo on it.Â Â CNN is reporting that there has been ” activity” at Biden’s house.Â NBC is reporting that Bayh and Kaine got the ‘runner-up’ calls this week and that they are not The One’s choice.Â Â The text announcement, they say, will come in the a.m.
Update 2 – 10:44 PM: LOL!Â (For background, watch this hilarious video)
Update 3 – 12:45 AM: Jake Tapper has info on the possiblity that Biden is the veep choice:
The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.
Update 4 – 12:55 AM: CNN has a news blipÂ at the top of their site – no link – that reads that they have confirmed that Biden is Obama’s pick.Â They’re also talking about it on Larry King.
Update 5 – 1:03 AM: Here’s the story:
(CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama has picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate.
The longtime Democratic senator was long considered a likely choice for vice president, but the buzz surrounding him intensified after he returned earlier this week from a two-day trip to the Republic of Georgia after Russian troops invaded.
Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brings years of experience that could help counter GOP arguments that an Obama administration would be inexperienced on foreign policy.
Biden abandoned his own White House run after a poor showing in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. He also ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination but dropped out after charges of plagiarism in a stump speech.
The 65-year-old was first elected to the Senate in 1972. Shortly afterwards, his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. He considered resigning, but decided to continue with his political career.
Biden is currently serving out his sixth term, making him Delaware’s longest-serving senator.
Biden will make his first big speech as the VP candidate on Wednesday, August 27 — the third night of the Democratic convention.
And abracadabra, the AP already starts dishing out the Biden love.