There’s been a lot of talking about Strickland being a possible running mate for one of the Democratic candidates and an article in yesterday’s Washington Post does a good job explaining why:

Among Democrats, Gov. Ted Strickland of Ohio is starting to generate some buzz. Hardly a surprise, since Ohio will be a hugely important swing state in 2008. But check out these other vital statistics about Strickland. He’s the son of a steelworker. He’s a former Methodist minister. He has cut taxes. As a House member, he earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. But he supports abortion rights and universal health care.