Steve Clemons just noted that Evan Bayh's chances of being the VP have just increased to better than 50/50. Max Bernstein launched this Facebook page. He was wrong on the war. Booman has more. Though this prediction won't make me many friends, I'm going to suggest that if Obama keeps shaving off his left flank, he's going to create enough space for a primary challenge in 2012, just as Jimmy Carter did in 1980. Being against the war in Iraq from the beginning while voting identically to hawks such as Clinton in the Senate, having a background as a community organizer, and secretly identifying as a progressive in a few speeches may be enough for an election, but as Van Jones notes, it's not enough to be reelected. Given enough disappointments, where will progressives go? And I have to say, Mark Warner keynoting - and we know what's going to say - and Evan Bayh as VP, suggests that Obama's campaign and governing agenda will be extremely small-bore.
I like certain parts of the Obama team, and think that this can be headed off at any point in the next few years, but every decision like this that is made further constrains the options of progressives within Congress and activists outside of it.