Eve Fairbanks finds Obama picking Mark Warner underwhelming:

I'm sure the charming, youthful, up-and-coming Warner will give a nicely charming, youthful, and up-and-coming speech in Denver. But I also think my reaction reflects something about Mark Warner: he's a little forgettable, especially after he suddenly begged off of what seemed like an inevitable run for the top this year. I know he's supposed to be the Next Big Thing in Democratic politics, but hasn't that been true for a while now? Will he ever stop hovering around "Next" and make a pass at being the Big Thing proper?