Obama’s Veepables

A little run-down at my place.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. sam says:

    I ran over the Kaine’s Wiki page for a quick looksee. His bio struck me as quintessentially American. I mean, aren’t we all from someplace else?

    Early life and education

    Kaine was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Mary Kathleen Burns and Albert A. Kaine, an engineer and small business owner.[citation needed] Kaine grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Kaine graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1979.[1] He attended Harvard Law School, taking a year-long break during law school to work with the Jesuit order as a Roman Catholic missionary in Honduras.[2] He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1983, and was admitted to the Virginia Bar.

    He is now the governor of Virginia.

  2. Triumph says:

    Given the fact that B. Hussein thinks he’s the messiah (weird for a Musilm, I know!), I predict that he will choose himself for the VP slot.

    It only befits his Chavez-Castro-Kim Jong Il, liberal authoritarian nature.

  3. Michael says:

    Given the fact that B. Hussein thinks he’s the messiah (weird for a Musilm, I know!),

    Islam has messianic prophecies, they just don’t think the he will be divine, being a strictly mono-theistic religion.

  4. glasnost says:

    Steve – off-topic, but you are a fantastic addition to OTB. Hats off to James Joyner for finding you and putting you up here. Only conservatives can show other conservatives the difference between realistic criticism and hysterical agitprop.

  5. Glasnost–thanks, I appreciate the note.