August 22nd, 2008
09:41 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN: Announcement will come Saturday AM

(CNN) - CNN is told by senior Obama campaign officials the text message announcing the Illinois senator's running mate will be sent Saturday morning.


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  1. Joel

    Can't wait. However, I'm only 17, but I'm old enough to understand that releasing this through texts is low. It's something that should be done formally. Though I admit that it is a brilliant idea to help lock in the youth vote.

    August 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. David

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 A winning team

    August 22, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  3. Of Course

    It's going to be the '3:00 am' call. Brilliant re-branding. Take all the wind out of future references.

    August 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  4. Dan

    I could be way off here but I truly feel Obama is planning on some big surprise like Hillary or Al Gore. Let's face it the media has been touting Biden, Bayh, and Kaine for the past week and if it was really one of them, why not just come out and announce it. If you announce one of those 3 tomorrow AM prior to the rally in Illinois, where is the excitement?

    Instead Obama seems prepared to make some shocking announcement that will have every TV turned to his appearance in Illinois tomorrow.

    August 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  5. Ana Vamadeva

    Shame on You Senator Obama!

    Never considering Hillary for this coveted position shows that you are the candidate that is not in touch with reality.

    Ana Vamadeva

    Mason,OH

    August 22, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. Texas Trail Dog

    Oh goody then it must be that's he's announcing Eddie Murphy as his running mat. At least one of them can make our enemies laugh.

    August 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. jonny

    One House One Spouse Obama 08

    August 22, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  8. gp

    This man is showing remarcable stamina. All that presure and curiosity he have handeled so well.Again and again i am impresed. Poor Mc Old trying desperately to get attention with his campain but it just doesn't work. He is not only old and slopy but over all boring ...Obama brings so much wisdom and skil in all he does it makes Mc Old even more rediculous to speak about lack of Obama experience.Way hwo he was runing this campain gives him legacy that Mc Old can only dream of.- and probably better hide own experiance since no one could belive he has some hearing what he is doing out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  9. Hanna

    Hate to have people not sleep with all the waiting ... it's Biden.

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  10. J Boyd NYC

    UGGGH!

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  11. jamal pedrite

    Obama will be text messaging all of you from the john at 6:00 am.

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  12. Dan, TX

    People are saying Clinton wasn't vetted. WHY WOULD SHE NEED TO BE VETTED! She's already vetted.

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    It´s Clair. The VP is Hillary. After last pol. This is the game. Pablo RodríguezBlanco

    August 22, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  14. Allh akbar..

    Finally, WE all must vote for Obama,becouse ALLAH wants to do it. ALLAH AKBAR and BARRAK H. OBAMA. ALLAH AKBAR,ALLAH AKBAR,ALLAH AKBAR.

    August 22, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  15. Susan in Sacramento

    Being a transplanted Delaware Valley gal, I am hoping Biden will be the Democratic VP candidate. Yeah, he says what's on his mind, but he's got experience with foreign affairs and has a fine moral presence. I truly hope America will wake up from their malaize and vote for CHANGE. Our country cannot continue down this terrible road. This is ridiculous. We are the laughing stock of the world.

    August 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  16. HD

    Hopefully Kaine and Bayh will still (successfully) campaign for Barack. It would be sick to win both IN and VA(!)

    August 22, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  17. Bob Frapples

    I would have liked to have seen Jim "Ernest" Varney as the Vice Presidential pick. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us.

    August 22, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  18. Pablo RodríguezBlanco

    It´s clair. She´s Hillary. After last poll, this is the better game. Pablo RodríguezBlanco pablorodriguezb@hotmail.com

    August 22, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  19. yoyo

    It will be Biden. Doesn't matter if you like him– he's the best pick.

    August 22, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  20. Cowboy

    This Guy Must Have Something to hide

    August 22, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  21. scott,manchester NH

    yea...hey, FYI:
    just make sure whoever it is, that they know how many houses they own before they face the media...its the best new test of just HOW out of touch someone in gov't can really be...

    first we get a prez with the brainpower of a pea (maybe too much credit)...then comes along a barely educated, CAREER politician, lobbyist freakshow, prez wanna be with signs of dementia...

    hmmmm, we're talkin clear, simple choice here people...

    lets DRAIN the miserable republican swamp:

    GO OBAMA.....

    August 22, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  22. Jeff

    OMG, a txt msg! Cnt wt to hr who its gna b!

    What's next, having your VP come out of a cake?

    August 22, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  23. Olaf Big

    Well, for someone who advocates a serious change, and I stress SERIOUS, there is just too much circus around the VP choice. What's the deal with calling also-runs before the winner has been announced?To me this looks like Heidi Klum saying "Auf Wiedersehen.." to the unsuccessul contestants on "Project Runway". Then there is corny music and a commercial break, and another supposedly heart wrenching pause before the winner is announced.

    August 22, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  24. ObamaCat

    Cool! I had already changed my cell's TXT ringtone to Obama Ringtone #9 this morning in anticipation. Have been keeping close tabs on my cell all day...

    Wondering if my Saturday am wakeup will be Obama's voice: "This is Barack Obama. It's time to change America. Answer the call."

    August 22, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  25. EMBII

    WOOO HOOOO!!!

    August 22, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
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