'You Get a Job Offer Yet?'

Following a town-hall meeting in Elkhart, Ind., Bayh was invited to join Obama on the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign bus, which comes from "myluxurybus.com."

The two Midwestern Democrats went to Portage, Ind., to meet and greet diners at Schoops Hamburgers, known to locals as Schoops Portage.

Per a pool report prepared by The Wall Street Journal's Chris Cooper, "most everyone inside" the diner "was in on the joke: they all knew Obama and Bayh were coming. They heard from their momma down at City Hall, from local reporters, the mailman, via the usual Mayberry grapevine."

Passing a table of steelworkers, local Tony Capriglione shouted out at Bayh, "you get a job offer yet?"

"The table fell out laughing," per Cooper. "Bayh shifted his eyes with mock stealth and discomfort. 'Shhhh,' he said, walking his eyebrows in Obama's direction."

The questions didn't end there.

"He your vice president?" a lady clad in a pink shirt shouted at Obama.

After chuckling, Obama replied, "I haven't made a decision about my vice president yet."

Romney Swings Through D.C.

Mitt Romney was spotted by ABC News on Wednesday walking on DeSales Street close to the network's bureau in downtown Washington, D.C.

Asked by ABC News' Matt Stuart what brought the McCain VP prospect to D.C., Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom explained that Romney was just catching Washington's direct flight to Beijing for the Olympics, adding that "whenever [Gov. Romney] is in DC he meets with his political associates."

TiVo Alert! Michelle Obama sat down with ABC News' Robin Roberts for an interview to air Thursday on Good Morning America and Nightline.

The kicker: "Discretion."

--Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's (R) one word answer at the National Press Club on what are the most important qualities in a vice presidential candidate.

On the campaign front. . .

JOHN MCCAIN

-- 11:30 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Lima, OH. (2004 Presidential Election results, Allen County: 66% Bush, 34% Kerry)

BARACK OBAMA

-- Starts day in Minneapolis, MN, then heads to Chicago, IL (no public events)

At the White House. . .

PRESIDENT BUSH

-- In Thailand.

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McCain touts nuke power, while Obama promotes the "people plan." LINK

Hey, Immigrants ... Deport Yourself!
Government program in San Diego asks immigrants to turn themselves in. LINK

Kimmel: McCain's 'Motor' Mouth
Jimmy comments on the senator's appearance at a motorcycle festival. LINK

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Both Romney and Pawlentry top the lists. LINK

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Fox's Neil Cavuto offers his take on the economy. LINK

Iraq Made 158 Billion in Oil Revenue
Report indicates that Baghdad has spent very little on infrastructure. LINK

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