Hurry up and announce already. I'm waiting to see if Pips is right about Tim Kaine.
He needs to announce today so he can be on the nightly news tonight before he meets up with his VP in Chicago tomorrow at noon. All the free air time he can get is a plus. He pulled his ads in Florida hoping that he'll enough publicity with the caravan to Denver and the convention.
heh-heh, pups. My brother-in-law is working for the campaign here in Chicago and anytime he's working late again, we say "Well, that's happens when you're working for the messiah." So my guess, Simon-called-Peter will be the rock upon which the presidency is built.
Shit, dude should just make a reality show centered around it. He can reveal the VP at the end of the convention. If he loses, the proceeds from the show could pay off at least some of his campaign debt.
My mom just left me a voicemail, she's in Denver for the week visiting her sister- "I'm just waiting for Obama to ," and here she starts singing to the tune of the Destiny's Child song, "Say my name, say my name!"
The text message factor totally heightens the excitement. If Obama was going to announce on TV, I'm certain I wouldn't care half as much. But the idea that the news will come to me wherever I am, right as it's announced!! That's cool.
I don't know, Kaine's a first-term. I think someone who has been around longer would help balance the ticket. (although the idea of turning VA blue had me salivating).
I guess Biden's whole family has flown out to his house...
good point. he made a commercial about the house thing, it's on his front page now. I don't know where it's running, but it's pretty good.
Although what was up with that mccain offices sent a white powder thing? I heard a snippit of it when I picked up my laundry yesterday and they had fox news on, and nothing since.
I'm not sure either, box. I'm with DarkForest. I'm an Obama supporter but it seems like a casting call. A big Hollywood performance. My husband reminds me it has always been theater, it's perfectly fine and to get over it, but all of this suspense and text messaging and secrecy still rubs me as a little strange.
I saw Chet being interviewed. I think a person from the South (whether Texans identify as Southern or not) would be a good choice. I just found out that Biden's net worth is under 300,000 dollars. The fact that he isn't a millionaire, and "out of touch", can't hurt.
Obama's campaign is learning to manipulate the connected world to its advantage; this messaging stunt is fantastic. If he can convince the US that he can put healthcare access on an iPhone, he could very well win this thing handily.
Well great. I got the text message at 3:12 am, now it's four hours later and everyone knows. I'm cool with it being Biden though, he's a little boring but he's smart and even though he's in his sixties, he projects a lot of energy.
Biden's a saracastic asshole at times, which can work in this case.
I fully suspect him hinting that McCain is going senile by the end of the month, and openly mocking any misstatements as soon as given the chance.
I think Biden's all right, not exciting but excitement is not what's looked for in a VP. Real strong on Foreign Policy, a genuine "brought self up by bootstraps" type, beloved by unions, working class and so on. Biggest drawback is he suffers from logorrhoa. Interesting that assuming two terms for Obama means he most likely wouldn't run himself afterwards. But perhaps that's going to be more the norm now, with the VP picked much more for specific reasons then as a potential successor (though obviously they have to pass the "being president" test if they have to replace the potus during the term).
I should clarify that I'm not thrilled about Biden's record w/r/t the Iraq war, being strongly opposed myself. But again, he is the VP nom which (Cheney aside) has limited power. And as the team is inheriting the war perhaps Biden will help reach closure with those who also voted for it.