August 22nd, 2008
06:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Fake VP announcements sent...even to White House press

Obama has yet to name his VP candidate.
Obama has yet to name his VP candidate.

(CNN) – Eager VP-watchers waiting for the text message announcement of Barack Obama’s choice of running mate have gotten their answer: It’s Hillary Clinton. And Tim Kaine. And Kathleen Sebelius.

Since declaring the Democratic vice presidential pick would first be announced over e-mail and text message, several hoax announcements of the Illinois senator's choice have circulated, purporting to be from the Obama campaign.

The latest came in e-mail Friday morning that hit the inboxes of many White House reporters, carrying the subject, "My Vice President."

The e-mail, from the address obama08campaign@aol.com, was purportedly from Barack Obama and read, "I said you would be the first to know, and you are - I have selected Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as my running mate!”

No word on when the real e-mail will be sent.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (368 Responses)
  1. StevenNC

    This is great!! Its like telling the Cable Guy to wait at your house and you'll be there between 1 and 5...! awesome...the media can't stand it I'm sure, I love it...!!!

    August 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Anyone but these 2

    It's definitely Chet Edwards. You see, it was going to be John Edwards, but then the story about his mistress came out, so Obama had to pick someone else. But, he's already had thousands of stickers and banners printed that say "Obama-Edwards," so he has to dig up another Edwards...

    August 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. ananymous

    hahahahahha I love it. Some body should be teaching a lesson to the press.

    August 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. Chris, Orlando

    Who cares about the losing VP Candidate? Does any sane person believe that Barack Obama will be elected President?

    Forget the polls...people will continue to vote on racial lines...ie. >90% African Americans vote for Obama....the white vote won't be much different.

    August 22, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Biffington, Biff

    Vegas,

    you are obviously a paid RNC staffer.

    Just hate Obama whatever he does, right?

    p.s. what's the coordinated effort to diminish Obama's stature as a man? Limbaugh did it yesterday, now you. Must have gotten your talking points memo from the guy who ran bush's campaign that is now running mccain's.

    August 22, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Vegas

    Waiting.... Waiting.... ohhhhh.... ohhhhh.... myyyyyy

    OH... Got A TEXT!

    Dang... Not Him...

    Waiting.... Waiting... ohhhhh... ohhhhh... myyyyyy

    August 22, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  7. Emrson Johnson

    WHERE IS COLIN POWELL FOR PRES, WE NEED A MAN FOR PRES...PLEASE.
    E Johnson
    Des Moines Ia

    August 22, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. Joyce, ny

    This just shows how excited people are about Obama.

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. SIMP

    you people are so narrow minded. Obama will announce when he's ready just have a little patience. Don't get on that band wagon and start calling names.

    for those hillary supporters, IT'S NOT HER!!!!! LOL

    Go Obama

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Latina for Obama...NJ

    HE IS NOT THE ONE THAT SENT THIS EMAL!! CANT YOU READ????

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  11. Andy in Charlotte, NC

    Are we going to have a big parade, and lights, and fireworks, and music when he announces the VP!? All this for someone who breaks a tie in the Senate...lol!

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. Marcus Allen

    Wow!
    First a fake Bigfoot and now fake VP announcements?
    Is nothing sacred anymore?
    LOL.

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  13. Mr. M

    To Mike:

    Oh, how soon you forget the idiocy of the supporters of George W. How soon you forget! What a shame.

    And to everyone else who is whining and crying about this:

    It's interesting that you are commenting here on a blog. If you think it's so stupid then why do you care enough to keep checking the ticker? Chill out. No one asked your permission about announcing via a text message. It is not the campaign that is making this a big deal. It is the media feeding the beast (web surfers like you).

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  14. James McClean

    OBAMA IS TOAST ANYWAY, IT MATTERS NOT FOLKS.
    James M
    Billings, Montana

    August 22, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Biffington, Biff

    I swear..

    you guys criticize him for waking up in the morning and

    for going to sleep at night.

    "and 'that's not change we can believe in".....
    – John McCain

    August 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  16. NO OBAMA

    Obama's vp ----WHO CARES. The guy at the top of the ticket doesn't deserve to be President in the first place!!!

    August 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  17. Oregon calling

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!! It's gonna be Gore :-)

    Obama / Gore 08
    (sounds great!!!)

    August 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  18. interesting

    this is ridiculous

    no one should even take him serious to be president

    this is how he would run his white house, like a complete idiot

    PUMA 2008

    August 22, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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