Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's 3 a.m. ... did you answer your phone? It's not Hillary

“Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.”
The text message went out at 3:00 a.m. while most Americans were sleeping, followed by an email confirming what had been leaked hours earlier by the media.

With speculation that Virginia's Democrat Governor Tim Kaine was one of the finalists for VP, the Obama campaign made plans to release the final choice through text messages.

Did he slam the older half of the population who have no idea what a text message is? Could this hurt him down the road? Yes, we are in the new media age ... electronic gadgets are the rage ... but a large segment of voters, many who are Roosevelt Democrats, have never felt comfortable with computers and know nothing about texting.

Irregardless, should the campaign have stood by their original decision to release the name on Friday? After postponing it for 24 hours, the press figured it out and released it themselves, deflating the campaign's plans.

And so the 3 a.m. announcement was made.


1 comment:

CR UVa said...

3 AM. I wonder how many votes he lost because his text message woke people up in the middle of the night.