(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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Vegas go troll somewhere else, your comments are just plain idiotic.
As childish and boring as Obama's playing "I've Got a Secret" is, anything beats having had a fraud as president for the last 8 years.
This is not a game! Those of you who think it is, you can thank the media.
If I remember correctly, Barack said he would announce his choice for VP sometime Saturday... if I am not mistaken – it is still Friday.
Please, save your breath and do not speculate things that have already been known for some time... grow up.
CNN please post my comment.
I am suspcious of who may be behind these hoax e-mails regarding Obama's VP choice. When the real e-mail comes from Obama, people may think that it is also hoax and don't care about it spoiling all the excitement built up so far.
Props to Anon's comment, "So, according to the picture, Obama has chosen the Riddler." Now that is funny.
Bo should buy some TV time and pretend he is doing an award ceremony show.
Story just broke that Hillary wasn't even vetted!!! What nerve! All Hillary supporters will now vote McCain!
The media sold a lot of advertising today, hoping that he would announce today. If they don't get viewers like they promised to the ads they sold, then they don't get paid. This is an example of the media doing whatever they can to get those viewers.
Talk about childish – RNC prepping smears about everyone – geeeeez
Think I'll have ti more martwonies – HA
i recommend everyone check out youtube video 'an american prayer'. it's on huffpost ,too.see what america is supposed to be about.
Would he hurry up and announce, I have to go pee.
Okon August 22nd, 2008 3:55 pm ET
"People always say race does not matter in American politics, even the press says this…………… its a FAT lie. Race matters alot. If race doesnt matter let Obama pick Collins Powel as VP"
Who the heck is Collins Powel....I take it you mean Colin Powell. He will not be VP, he is donw with public office.
Obama wants to make more money with text messages, he is filp floping
Comon, CNN!!! That headline is SOOOO MISLEADING!!!!!
You guys made it sound like the campaign sent out fake announcements. GIMME A BREAK!!!
He's having too much fun watching McCain take a thumping over his 7 to 10 (who knows?) houses. Why interrupt a perfect news cycle with some actual news?
Let 'em sweat, Senator! We can wait!
dave in RI
"to everybody writing a retort to the initial story, or lack thereof. If you want to be taken seriously, then use spell check. I can't and won't take anybody seriously if they do not know how to speak the very language that is one of the building blocks to our culture, and our society."
You need a capital for your opening sentence. No need for commas prior to or as well as and.
Oh... and your second sentence is a run on.
So, once you know, then what? There is so much more the Bloggers and corporate media could be checking out and reporting, rather than taking the easy path of it-makes-no-difference entertainment. Election outcomes seldom is ever turn on VP selections.
I hear old man McCain is seriously considering Paris Hilton for V.P. He was so impressed with her commercial responding to his attack on Obama, as well as her energy plan.
Now that is one sex video I can do without.
Why all this hateful stuff directed at Obama? This is no big deal - the media is doing or will do the same with McCain and he has pretty much been as secretive as BO. Plus, as far as "playing games" goes, McCain is the one timing his announcement to distract from Democratic Convention news blitz.
If you don't want to vote for Obama, then don't. Why all the hate? And of course, these fake Clintonistas fool no one - no real Democrat would ever vote for McCain.
IT'S WESLEY CLARK!YAAAAYYYY!
Obama the misogynis is stalling mr. Kaine because he's realizing more and more he needs a women to help him win. Too bad buddy your still gonna loose because you are not fit to be president. Obama's old style politics of being dishonest has caught up with him.
Um people, Obama is not responsible for the Hoax...it was someone using an AOL email account...
It's Jeramiah WRIGHT!!!!!!!
Have you bashers actually READ the article above? The fake messages are not frmo Obama playing games, they are pranks. I personally think the text thing was a wonderful idea, and a great way to reward his supporters for being there for him. Reminds of when Michael Jordan came back from retirement and sent a fax to ESPN that simply said "I'm back." Why should the media be the first to know everything; Especially as negatively as they try to portray Obama.
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