August 23, 2008

And While Democrats Still Wait For A Special Sign from the Obamamessiah...

The rest of the world already knows Barack Obama's running mate is Joe Biden.

It's rather sad, really. Back on August 10, David Plouffe, Barak Obama's Campaign Manager, promised in an email to supporters that they could, "Be the first to know who Barack selects as his running mate."

Obama for America

Dear xxxxxxx --

Be the First to Know Barack Obama is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign -- choosing a running mate.

You have helped build this movement from the bottom up, and Barack wants you to be the first to know his choice.

Sign up today to be the first to know:

You will receive an email the moment Barack makes his decision, or you can text VP to 62262 to receive a text message on your mobile phone.

Once you've signed up, please forward this email to your friends, family, and coworkers to let them know about this special opportunity.

No other campaign has done this before. You can be part of this important moment.

Be the first to know who Barack selects as his running mate.



David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

But the email and text message quite obviously didn't come to them first as the campaign promised.

If Barackophiles went to, or CNN, or the NY Times instead of signing up for a silly little text message to be delivered sometime tomorrow morning, they would already know Biden is Obama's pick.

It's got to be disappointing when you discover that the candidate you helped elect into office lied to you. It must be worse to find out he's lying to you, when he hasn't even nailed down the nomination yet.

Disappointment? Buyer's Remorse? Disillusionment?


Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 23, 2008 01:13 AM

I didn't sign up for it, but apparently it went out around 4 AM EDT. Nothing like being woken up at ass AM Saturday morning to hear important, breaking news that you knew eight hours beforehand.

Posted by: Matt at August 23, 2008 08:11 AM

I didn't sign up for the text message, but I heard it on our NBC affilliate (confirmed by NBC, they said)at midnight Pacific.

Posted by: SouthernRoots at August 23, 2008 08:50 AM

I cruised around the DU for awhile, and many of them were very pissed off about the text message deal.

Seriously, whose bright idea was it to do it this way?

Posted by: William Teach at August 23, 2008 09:06 AM

Wow, I feel soooooooooo betrayed by not getting a timelier text message. Is this all you got?

Posted by: larrys at August 23, 2008 11:42 AM

Just a sign of the incompetence to come.

Posted by: notropis at August 23, 2008 05:54 PM

What's so silly about collecting thousands, maybe millions, of e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers from supporters? Is it sour grapes or prideful ignorance?

Posted by: pdiddy at August 23, 2008 08:42 PM

And this new changey way of doing things turned out to be the same old s**t, larrys. Piddy, there's nothing silly about collecting the info. It's the making a promise and failing to deliver that is problematic.

Me, I think it was marvelous. I don't have a problem with it at all. More, please.

Posted by: Pablo at August 24, 2008 08:54 AM