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Opening Arguments

Odds-on favorite

The oddsmakers at theSpread.com seem to be making Evan Bayh the favorite as Barack Obama's vice presidential pick. He's at 2-1 odds on the online sports book Bodog, with Tim Kaine at 6-1 and Hillary Clinton at 5-1. Say the Spread handicappers:

Outside of Indiana being a very important state to the Democratic party, Evan could help with those working middle class voters that Obama has failed to bring into his camp as hoped. Don't forget he is not only from a Red State but was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and can help with getting some of her people to embrace Obama.

After reviewing the field, we feel the smart money should be either on Evan Bayh or Tim Kaine for the VP nomination. Toss Hillary out of the mix, as she would be more of a detriment to the Democratic camp, as a Clinton VP would energize the Republican base in swing states.

Not sure what to make of this, but they're probably at least as reliable as the pundits and the pollsters.

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