I recently wrote about my personal feelings about Kaine as Obama's VP pick a few days ago. I think it will be bad for Virginia, even if it's good for Obama and ultimately our country.
That being said, I'm positive that Kaine will be the nominee. I've been pretty sure he would be for awhile, but now I'm making my prediction public. The Kos people have it wrong. It's going to be Kaine.
Why am I so convinced?
Kaine and Obama have been working together very closely since February. The Obamas and Kaine are more than just co-workers or people united in a common political goal, they are close friends.
The Democrats want Virginia to be blue this year. They want it baaaad. I'm a volunteer for the Obama campaign. I know how badly they want it. Kaine could certainly help make that happen. Kaine is on the conservative side of the Democratic party. He is pro-life and pro-guns. (Although the pro-guns thing is pretty much a given in the South.) This can help Obama with more conservative voters.
It makes no sense to take a Democrat from the Senate with such a close majority right now.
Kaine's director of advance from his 2005 gubernatorial race has signed on with the Obama campaign as director or travel for the veep-nominee-to-be.
Kaine has appearances scheduled with Warner in Virginia on Wednesday and Thursday. This isn't enough by itself, but when you add everything together, it helps.
I could go on for awhile, but I'll leave it at this. Kaine will be Obama's VP pick.
Anyone wanna wager?
Stephanie also blogs at Lawyer Mama.