Speculation is rife this morning that Barack Obama could be on the verge of announcing Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as his running mate today.
A 21-hour stop in Indiana - far more than Senator Barack Obama needs for his town hall meeting in Elkhart on Wednesday - is fuelling speculation that the Democratic presidential candidate will pick Senator Evan Bayh as his running mate - and soon.
Bayh will introduce Obama at the morning event - a side-by-side pairing that many Democrats in Indiana hope is a taste of things to come.
Evan Bayh is the Junior Senator from Indiana and former Governor from the typically Republican state. He is also renowned for his youth, charisma and ability to work with Republicans across a variety of issues. What is more, he was an early and avid backer of Senator Hillary Clintons Presidential bid, giving the Obama campaign an ideal unity candidate.
He has also recently stated that he would accept the number two position on Barack Obama's ticket if offered it.
The blogosphere was abuzz Monday about what Obama's lengthy stop in Indiana could mean, as people noted that Obama arrives in South Bend about 6:30 p.m. today and doesn't leave the state until about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Plenty of time, say, for a stop in Bayh's hometown of Shirkieville in Vigo County or elsewhere to launch a ticket.
Watch this space...