No sillier than any of the other theories running around:
Barack Obama and his team need to accomplish several major goals over the next seventy days to win the election. First, they must put forth a ticket that puts to rest any doubt that an Obama Administration will be experienced, yet forward thinking, and oh yes; a large dose of strong ethics would go well after the last eight years. Second, Obama needs to present a ticket that the McCain campaign cannot match- either in terms of substance or excitement. Third, the Obama camp needs to quickly bring together the Democratic Party for the final sixty day push, and convince enough independents to vote for their ticket.
So where does that leave the vice-presidential selection, and why did Barack Obama take a week off at such a critical time? Either it was uncharacteristic hubris if Obama is choosing from the troika of Bayh, Biden or Kaine. Or more likely, he is feeling very confident about Obama/Gore ’08.
NOTE VP candy from Open Left.