As we learn more and more about the speakers at the Democratic convention — a brilliant PR move on behalf of the Obama campaign that has kept the press lapping up the details like my dog begs for Puperoni – it occurs to me that, unless someone speaks twice, the announcements are whittling down Obama’s veep shortlist. Here’s a list of potentials that have been tossed around in the media (please let me know if I’m forgetting anyone):
Warner (keynote speaker)
Strickland (speaking, took himself out)
Webb (took himself out)
Rendell (speaking*, took himself out, thanks ivb for the link)
John Edwards (took himself out)
Podesta (hosting a brunch)
Napolitano (speaking* and hosting a women governor’s event)
A little birdie tells me perhaps we should add John Kerry to the list.
*A convention press release just out lists Rendell and Napolitano as Tuesday speakers along with Schweitzer, Sebelius (sorry folks, she’s speaking on Tuesday), Strickland, Casey, Deval Patrick and Federico Pena.