- Of the living Democratic vice-presidential nominees (not including his own), Obama has been endorsed by 3 (Mondale, Gore, Edwards), McCain has been all but endorsed by 2 (Ferarro and Lieberman).
- Of the failed Democratic VP nominees, McCain leads 2-1.
- Of past Democratic VP nominees that are not national jokes and/or roundly abhorred by the Democratic party, Obama leads Gore to zero.
Bottom line: We Democrats have nominated some pretty horrible VPs over the years.
(Though the Republican score: Dole, Quayle, Cheney and now Palin is not actually better...)