08/21/2008 05:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kathleen Sebelius: Obama's Vice President?

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JULY 14: Sebelius Rises In VP Derby

Sebelius is praised for having a similar outlook to Obama.

Sebelius is among the vice presidential prospects mentioned most often by Obama's key supporters, including many who say that if Obama bypasses Hillary Clinton then he would do well to choose another woman. At 60, Sebelius is a popular two-term governor of a Republican-dominated state, and her reputation as a low-key problem-solver marks a contrast with Clinton.

JULY 11: Sebelius No Longer Denying VP Talks

Sebelius demurs when asked by CQ if she's being vetted.

Kathleen Sebelius is no longer denying that she is being vetted by Barack Obama's campaign. The 60-year-old Kansas governor told me on Thursday that she was never vetted for the vice presidency in 2004 but declined to make the same pronouncement about this year's process.

JULY 1: Obama Says "I Love Kathleen Sebelius"

Obama praises Sebelius highly when asked about her VP prospects.

Speaking to the Fox affiliate in Missouri yesterday, Obama had particularly forceful praise for Kansas governor and veep mentionee Kathleen Sebelius: I love Kathleen Sebelius. I think she is as talented a public official as there is right now. Integrity. Competence. She can work with all people of all walks of life, but I promised that I am not going to say anything about my vice president until I actually introduce my vice president.