Obama Says He Has Chosen His No. 2

By | August 22, 2008

Aug. 21 — Sen. Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he has decided on a running mate — but declined to provide a name, fanning already intense speculation about the choice.

“I’ve made the selection, and that’s all you’re going to get,” the Democratic presidential candidate teased reporters during a stop at Virginia Favorites Ltd., a peanut and gift shop in Emporia.

The Obama campaign also joined with the campaign of Sen. John McCain in announcing that the two candidates will appear in three debates: on Sept. 26 in Oxford, Miss.; on Oct. 7 in Nashville; and on Oct. 15 in Hempstead, N.Y. A vice presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 2 in St. Louis.

The first presidential debate will focus on foreign policy and national security. The second will have a town hall format with questions coming from the audience and online, and the third will center on the economy and other domestic issues.

Although his advisers would like to wait as long as possible before overshadowing the controversy over McCain’s inability to say how many houses he owns, Obama is expected to announce his vice presidential decision by Saturday. His campaign has scheduled a joint appearance in Springfield, Ill., where he announced his presidential bid more than a year and a half earlier. – washpost

Could it be … Bill Clinton? Technically, yes. 😉

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