Obama Expected to Reveal Running Mate

August 19, 2008 9:41:19 AM PDT
Barack Obama is expected to reveal who his running mate will be this week, while John McCain may try to outshine Obama when he reveals his.The New York Times reports that Obama has finalized his choice and is preparing an elaborate roll-out plan. He could announce his decision as soon as Wednesday, followed by a tour of swing states.

Political analysts say Obama's top choices are Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana and Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia.

Obama will accept the Democratic nomination on August 28th.

The next day, John McCain is planning to announce his own running mate. McCain's top candidates are Mitt Romney, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty.