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.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. betty

    Do we really care any more?

    August 22, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  2. betty

    Do we really care anymore? This farce has gone on long enough.

    August 22, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  3. Chris Portland, OR

    Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!

    August 22, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  4. BLESSING

    Clinton supporters, stop being difficult. you have these so called PUMAs and all and you always want to put here in the mix of things like why did he not consider clinton. if he had considered him, you would have said WHY DID HE NOT CHOOSE HIM.please get over it because at the end of the day, your views are OBAMAs view. he wants to make your life better just like hillary wanted to do.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS ALL UP TO BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES.

    you might think that you are fixing OBAMA, or HURTING HIS FEELINGS by not voting for him, but at the end if the day, IF YOU VOTE FOR MCSAME or DO NOT GO OUT TO VOTE, YOU ARE NOT DAMAGING OBAMAs LIVELIHOOD BUT YOU ARE HURTIN YOUR.

    YOU ARE HURTING YOUSELF, YOUR NEIGHBOURS AND MOST OF ALL.................... " YOUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE"

    OBAMA will go back to Washington and live his life and he will be comfortable as a Senator but you will suffer another 4 years of the same old, same old. you might even loose your job in the time period and the you will kick yourself and wonder why you thought you will hurt OBAMA but at the end of the day, YOU ARE SUFFERING. then 4 years later the repubs are going to come back and lie to you again and you will eat from their spoon that poisoned you. AREN'T YOU TIRE OR ALL THESE PROBLEMS WE HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO FOR THE PAST 8YRS. Mcain cannot even tell us the truth about how many houses he has, a simple thing as that. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING RICH Mr Mcain, WE JUST WANT THE TRUTH. to tell you the truth, ALL OF US DREAM OF BEING RICH TOO ONE DAY. So please treat us a ADULTS and tell us the truth.

    IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY, DO THE RIGHT THING. IF NOT AT LEAST DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE.

    August 22, 2008 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  5. Jan Illinois

    My hope is that they have both known from the night of the secret meeting exactly what would take place. United, landslide sounds great!!! Obama /Clinton

    August 22, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  6. nancy

    He is going to pick his wife

    August 22, 2008 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  7. wilkes m

    I mean if he chooses Hillary, she comes with Bill, think it will be hard for
    bill to sit back and let Hillary be the VP. (By the way Bill was a good president)
    I think Obamba will make a great president. God bless you and your family Obamba, my prayers are with you.

    August 22, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  8. Texas Dave

    McLame has learned how to E-mail – he had help of course – and he sent some fakes to the media. Now, if he only can remember his lines that he gets fed from "Bush the Current Idiot". It's very sad ...

    August 22, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  9. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    To No Bama-

    Why do you think Obama should have asked Clinton what she thought?

    Obama is our nominee not Clinton.

    Obama is a grown man and knows what he is doing.

    Obama/Sebelius '08

    August 22, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  10. Ted

    And let the Obama bashers begin.

    August 22, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  11. PoliticoMike

    You gotta love this, folks. And the ones hating on Obama and this text thing, you weren't going to vote for him anyways. So whatever he does or says you'll have a problem with it. Give the man his props. Don't be jealous that McCain didn't think of this.

    Hatred is such a horrible illness, get well soon!

    P.S. Dee (about your post) I LOVE YOU!

    August 22, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  12. Taco

    A "Democrat" voting for McCain (AKA a Hillary supporter) is no Democrat. Democrats stick by their person no matter who wins. I would have voted for either Hillary or Barack, no matter who won the primary and that is the way it should be.

    August 22, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  13. Scarlett

    Obama will announce running mate via text message. McCain will send telegrams.

    August 22, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  14. HSL

    I don't care much for the cat and mouse guessing game. Media and Obama camp share responsiblity for this silliness.
    If Obama is going to be president – he needs to step up to the plate in order to get my vote.
    And, yes my one vote does matter and count!

    August 22, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  15. Give it a Rest

    To Me and No Bama

    Me: You'd rather vote for four more years of Republicans destroying our country? Please, if you don't care what happens to our country then do the rest of us a favor...just don't vote.

    No Bama: Is Hillary Clinton his mother and he has to ask her permission? He's his own man and our next President. And remove the Democrat label from yourself. A real Democrat wouldn't vote for four more years of ineptitude.

    Go Obama!

    August 22, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  16. Shannon

    Dee, you seem very angry, and kind of scary, turn your cap locks off!

    August 22, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  17. tt

    to gp: learn how to spell correctly, please

    August 22, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  18. Hillary C.

    It's Oprah!!!!

    August 22, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  19. Jan Illinois

    Why BO! You just thru us all under the bus. Not smart at all.

    August 22, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  20. wilkes m

    it is immature to bite off your nose to spite your face
    if you are a democrat you will vote democrat, especially after 8 years of what our country have been through! please think about what you sre doing, especially if you have children..

    August 22, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  21. nina

    I do not like these games at all. I do not want my president to play games like this with us. It gives a lot of insecurity. We do need security, safety, honesty, not hidings, not games like this.

    August 22, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  22. plb

    LET GET READY FOR THE " PUT

    August 22, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  23. Susan

    Biden for VP. Looking forward to he announcement!

    August 22, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  24. lovable liberal

    We'll wake up in the morning and find out. I could have signed up for the text message, but it didn't seem that urgent to me.

    August 22, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  25. kevin

    what a joke

    August 22, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
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