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Such a tease

CNN:

Sen. Barack Obama said he has decided on his running mate, but he's not saying who it is.

"I won't comment on anything else until I introduce our running mate to the world," he said Thursday. "That's all you're going to get out of me."

Obama is expected to appear at a rally with his running mate in Springfield, Illinois, Saturday. It's unclear just when the campaign will announce the vice presidential choice via text message.

Well, I can certainly feel the anticipation bulding.

You know, like the joke whose punchline is "Because it feels so good when I stop."

"Our" running mate? You and who else?

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Submitted by myiq2xu on

but it was just that bran muffin kicking in.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

The media is giving Obama major coverage on this VP thing but his numbers haven't been improving. Seems like the country sees the Obama coverage as bran muffins as well. Team Obama clearly didn't pay attention to the poll that says people think he's overexposed. Live by the sword, die by the sword, I suppose.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

Either it's Hillary and all of the other names are a giant fake out, or

It's one of the uninspiring choices floated (Biden, Bayh, Kaine, et al) and this is trying to pump up excitement for a choice that isn't exciting.

If it's the first, I will tip my hat to the Obama campaign for both their media strategy and their willingness to step up and win this thing in November.

If it's the latter, I won't be at all surprised.

Submitted by Paul_Lukasiak on

...Obama had his mind made up, and the announcement was supposed to come last week a day or two after the announcement of the 'text message' nonsense. He'd take a day off from body surfing, introduce his choice, then go back to Hawail and let the VP designate get all the press attention while he spent his time on the beach.

That was the plan...then the internal polling numbers started coming it -- and they were showing what all the polls released in the last couple of days showed -- Obama was in trouble, and Hillary could help him.

So the big roll out was put on hold, while the decision was made to go to Hillary (which took a couple of days, considering the amount of CDS at Obama HQ) and ask her to join the ticket.

Hillary said "Only under certain conditions", one big one of which was that she would not be Obama's attack dog, but would only do 'positive, issue oriented' campaigning. Well, that was a deal killer for much of Team Obama, but more bad news was coming in by the day from internal polls, and the need for Hillary was becoming more obvious each day.

My guess is that a deal never was made, and Hillary won't be the VP...and neither will the person originally chosen (Kaine). It will be Bayh, because Kaine got himself really unpopular in VA thanks to his budget proposals in the interim, and didn't do much for the ticket besides VA to begin with.

Submitted by hipparchia on

it would explain all the fuss about clintonian speaking arrangements.

but yeah, all the buildup could just as easily mean we're in for a lackluster vp.

either way, i do hate suspense-building unless i'm reading a good book.

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Submitted by Damon on

I really don't mean to sound nativist, but does he think that he could first introduce the American people to him or her? lol Bless his heart. He really believes that everyone in the world cares about every single thing that he does. 'Cause, I bet that the Georgians, even at this very moment, are waiting with bated breath to see who he picks as his vice president, no?

Perhaps, he could reveal their indentity in Rome, since Berlin is so yesterday. Mayhaps, he could even move the DNC to Brussels.

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Submitted by Fredster on

I didn't even catch that! I have such a tendency to gloss over the words that Obama utters. ;-)