Who's in the Democratic Veepstakes?

With the battle for the Democratic nomination behind him, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will turn his attention to choosing a running mate.

"The Note's" Rick Klein offers a running analysis of who's hot and who's not in the Democratic veepstakes.

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**Not a scientific poll. For entertainment only.

1. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.
  PROS: In a class for consideration by herself. Won almost as many votes and as many delegates as Obama. No one knows the presidency better. Would please millions of voters (many of them women) who wanted her at the top of the ticket. Ensures the help of the Clinton political machine.

CONS: Brings with her the baggage of the Clinton years. Unanswered questions about husband's financial entanglements. Sharp words exchanged by Clinton and Obama would be exploited by GOP. Could overshadow Obama. Obama could be portrayed as caving to pressure if he picks her.

2. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.
  PROS: Brings immediate heft, as a veteran member of Congress and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A skilled debater, could play attack dog or policy wonk with equal flair.

CONS: His mouth has gotten him into trouble before, as when he praised Obama as "clean" and "articulate," and with a plagiarism charge that helped end his 1988 campaign. Adding a second senator to the ticket could conflict with "change" message. Delaware is solidly Democratic without Biden's help.

3. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan.
  PROS: Strong Obama supporter who also happens to be a woman. Popular red-state Democratic governor -- and daughter of a former Ohio governor -- enhances unity message. Plays up Obama's Kansas roots.

CONS: Untested on the national stage, with no foreign-policy experience. Democrats are highly unlikely to hold a chance in Kansas. Hasn't wowed observers in turns on national stage.

4. Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.
  PROS: Has one of the deepest resumes in the business, as a former member of Congress and Cabinet secretary. Deep foreign-policy experience, as UN ambassador. Could help outreach to Latino voters. Provided key endorsement to Obama after dropping own campaign.

CONS: Has a reputation for gaffes and unpredictability on the trail. Wen Ho Lee scandal marred his tenure as energy secretary.

5. Former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga.
  PROS: Four terms in Senate and national profile on national security and nuclear non-proliferation could bring heft and credibility to Obama. Experienced lawmaker with deep ties on both sides of the aisle. Has remained active in public life after leaving Congress. Endorsed Obama in April.

CONS: Home state of Georgia is unlikely to be in play. Age (he'll be 70 on Election Day) could provide jarring contrast with Obama. Hasn't run for office since 1990. Mistrusted by some in gay community because of former opposition to lifting ban on gays serving in the military.

6. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark
  PROS: Retired Army general and NATO commander would give Obama foreign-policy and military credibility. Career spent separate from politics would strengthen Obama's outside-of-Washington theme. Could strengthen ties to Clinton wing of the party.

CONS: Ran a lackluster presidential campaign of his own in 2004. Far closer to Obama's former rival -- Clinton -- than he is to Obama.

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