Democrat Evan Bayh: People around Obama have confirmed that he is under consideration. The Indiana senator, a moderate, was a prominent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter in the primaries, so his choice would be another step toward party unity. Theres a lot to recommend him, said one Democratic strategist who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Obama campaign has banned any comments on the selection process. Hes safe. Bayhs keynote speech at the 1996 Democratic National Convention was not a home run, but Obama may not need another spellbinding orator on the ticket.
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