The racial polarization we have seen in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky is the result of the high level of racism in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky, and Hillary Clinton's willingness to play on that racism for her own ends.
I know first-hand about the climate of racism there, having grown up in three of those states.
... I wouldn't want any of those named persons as VP candidate, for the same reasons I don't want Hillary. Even though Edwards has done the full mea culpa. I want someone who was as right about the invasion as Barack Obama was.