Democrats in Virginia are quietly hopeful former Gov. Tim Kaine will run for Senate, but across the Potomac, the popular parlor game is guessing who will replace Kaine as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Serious candidates interested in the job are not actively campaigning. They need only one vote, President Obama's, to become chairman. But after midterm elections that wiped out many well-known Democrats, Obama has a big field from which to choose.