So who should Obama pick? Here is my take on the remaining few:
Kaine has proven to be a laughable surrogate. X
Dodd has connections to a Countrywide scandal. X
Richardson would make a much better Secretary of State than a Vice President. X
Reed has already said he doesn't want it. X
Chet Edwards is too unknown and though a longtime member of the House, doesn't really add to a Obama ticket. X
Biden is a hothead. He will embarrass Obama. X
That leaves three: Bayh, Clark, and Bloomberg.
Bayh gives Obama a more centrist edge, with Bayh being a former DLC Chairman and kind of a hawk on foreign policy. Though the guy is hardly telegenic, he will deliver where Obama can't. He will help form the "Mid-west ticket." The Mid-west is where the action is going to be this election and Obama needs to win big there. It's a smart move.
Clark obviously gives a national security edge to Obama. Though he has caused problems in the past as a surrogate, the more the media pushes "Gen. Clark" the more Americans will accept a Obama/Clark ticket. X*
Bloomberg will bring in the independents, 'nough said.
Obama/Bayh, Obama/Clark, Obama/Bloomberg. These are winning tickets.
If it was up to me (since I want Obama to lose), It'd be Obama/Kucinich.
Update: *Wes Clark will not be attending the convention. Looks like there is no other option than to pick Bayh. Unless Obama is ready to surprise us with a Gore, who knows.