Analysis: Running Mates

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama says his pick for running mate won't be someone he only sends to funerals. He says he's looking for someone who will speak his or her mind and "tell him when he's wrong." Obama made these comments as he returned to the US from a weeklong overseas trip.

Meanwhile, in a webcast to his donors on Monday, Republican candidate John McCain said he's still going through the search process and that it's important "first, to do no harm."

Both McCain and Obama are expected to make their vice presidential choices within the next few weeks.

Joining WBUR's Deb Becker to talk about the possible picks are our political analysts, Democrat Dan Payne and Republican, Todd Domke.

This program aired on July 29, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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