Pros: Brings some much needed political experience to the table as a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Senate. Nunn's home state, Georgia, is one of the states that Obama is targeting for a November surprise. Nunn's work on nuclear non-proliferation tracks one of Obama's biggest legislative achievements during his short time in the Senate. But the biggest reason for adding Nunn to the ticket is his foreign policy "chops," earned as a former chair of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.
Cons: Nunn is to the right of Obama and most democrats on a myriad of social issues. He is not seen as the most effective campaigner or orator; but most significantly, his 70 years and long tenure in Washington would do some damage to Obama's change movement brand - which is the most valuable weapon in Obama's arsenal.
Ideological Similarity: 5
Added Electability: 5