Va. Offers Democrats 2 Possible VPs

If 'dream ticket' doesn't materialize, Kaine, Webb are rising stars
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2008 12:50 PM CST

(Newser) – Amid talk of an Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama dream ticket, Democrats may want to look around before leaving Virginia tonight—the state is home to not one but two viable vice presidential contenders, Politico reports. Obama has already short-listed Gov. Tim Kaine, a campaign co-chair who shares the senator's bipartisan charisma. And Sen. Jim Webb complements both presidential contenders.

Virginia's junior senator is “an articulate military voice against the war, with the potential to attract swing voters who identify with Webb’s pro-gun, pro-defense, red-blooded Americanism,” said the Washingtonian. And Kaine, the first governor after Rod Blagojevich of Illinois to endorse Obama, has taken to the airwaves to make the case for him.