(CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama’s choice for running mate will be announced to supporters in a text message Saturday morning, senior Obama campaign officials told CNN on Friday night, and a senior party official said it won’t be Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Obama called some people on his short list for the vice presidential slot Thursday night to tell them he had not selected them as a running mate, a highly placed Democratic Party source said.
A senior Democratic official who had spoken with Clinton told CNN late Friday that the Obama campaign has communicated to her through private channels that she will not be Obama’s vice presidential pick.
Also, sources close to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said he has been informed he was not selected. One source told CNN that Obama personally made the call to Kaine. Another source said Kaine has flown to Denver, Colorado, for the Democratic National Convention. See who’s in the running
It is not known who else may have gotten calls.
However, late Friday two Democratic sources confirmed that Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh is also out of the running.
Most of this week’s buzz had been around Bayh of Indiana, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and Kaine. The contenders kept a low profile and Biden has avoided any lengthy interviews.
So with Bayh and Kaine both out of the running, and we all knew that Hillary would never be offered the slot, it’s looking mighty likely that Joe Biden will get the VP nod. Biden has good strong foreign policy credentials on the one hand, but some of the worst hair plugs known to mankind.
I think Bayh may be a better choice, but Biden is certainly up to the task.