The Boston Globe is pitching Gov. Kaine as a veep contender. I’ll need to write about Virginia’s VP candidates in greater detail, but I just want to call up that I think Kaine would be a terrible political choice for Barack Obama’s running mate. Obviously, I have nothing against Kaine–I think he’s doing a fine job as governor, and I think he’d make a fine vice president (for what that’s worth). But his lack of military service and foreign policy experience add nothing to the ticket that needs adding, while his opposition to abortion would surely be problematic for the base. Kaine is from the south, but he’s not of the south, or at least he’s not perceived as such. Obama simply has better choices than Kaine, Jim Webb chief among them.