KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported that the company, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material. That’s Bayh as in U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. Word leaked out about the material as it was being printed up by Gill Studios of Lenexa. The Obama campaign had said it would make the announcement by text message on Friday.
Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. The company president would not comment when asked by Mahoney about the reports. But at least three sources close to the plant’s operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced.
It makes sense. Obama said he didn’t want a “media hog”; Bayh is widely considered ‘”vanilla” or “boring” by Beltway insiders, according to Andrew Romano of Newsweek. Obama wanted someone who “complemented” him (as opposed to augmenting his strengths) and who was “independent” (with whom he could have vigorous, productive debate in the White House). Well, Bayh was a supporter of Senator Clinton (perhaps he could reach out to disaffected Clinton supporters, some 30% of which have pledged support for McCain) and an early supporter of the War in Iraq. So there you have it.