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Going Up Against Biden

The Politico's Jeanne Cummings writes today that Joe Biden could be complicating McCain's own selection.

Some insiders are pressing McCain to make a strategic selection, one that beefs up his economic strength, enhances his chance to grab a state or amps up the partisan firepower.

"McCain knows Biden well. He knows how good he is as a knife fighter. He'll take McCain apart," said one Republican operative.

It's really just a run-down of each of the potential veep's strengths and weaknesses. The selection of Biden does pressure McCain to select an experienced candidate, someone who can stand up to the combative Biden. It also could give McCain more of a reason to pick someone unconventional.