Past Vice Presidential picks: A recent history of picks to be America's #2
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has been selected by Mitt Romney as his running mate, the latest in a long line of historical selections that have at times proven to be excellent, and at others controversial.
2004: Kerry picks Edwards
John Edwards tried and failed (twice) to get the Democratic presidential nod, and then John Kerry had him on the ticket to try to unseat George W. Bush.