Senator Obama is likely to name his running mate this week, possibly as early as tomorrow morning. So we went back into the archives of The New York Times to see the initial reaction to past VP announcements. Here's how the press covered the nominations of Vice Presidents Roosevelt, Cheney, Gore, Quayle, Bush, Agnew, Johnson and Nixon.
George Bush—Ronald Reagan's VP
July 18, 1980
Conservatives First Recoil,
Then Line Up Behind Bush
Finally, after 16 years, the conservatives thought they had... READ ON