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.
2008: Obama picks Biden
It was, in fact, a big deal. President Obama went with Biden in 2008 and will stick with him this November.