UPDATE: Seriously, I’ve been on the edge of my seat for hours now and it’s starting to chap my ass. Anticipation just gives me acid indigestion and I just want this over with. So, I’m getting word by text as soon as Barack Obama decides to release me – and all of you – from this tension. Text VP to the following number: 62262. And then have some chocolate. – – Rosi
Update #2: You know it had to happen. Somebody just hacked into the Obama VP notification number and sent me this text from 62262: Announcing my running mate! I am nominating Michael Phelps to be my Vice President. Thank you, and God bless Kerri Walsh – – Barack Obama … Uhhhh… Frankly? I suspect Shields. – – Rosi
Political obsessives all over New Jersey are signing up to get a text with the name of Barack Obama’s VP choice, in a shrewd strategy to ensure that the campaign can later reach out and pull in those same people for last-minute GOTV efforts.
Cell phone numbers are not generally available for public searching, which increasingly makes phone-polling problematic as more and more people – especially those under 30- drop their land lines entirely. But cell numbers are also expected to play a critical role this cycle in making sure Obama supporters actually vote in November, and this makes Obama way better connected.
Obama’s tech-savvy team is beautifully positioned to outperform McCain in the technology sweepstakes, particularly considering that McCain doesn’t even know how to use a computer:
I am a (sic) illiterate that (sic) has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance that I can get.
Score, Obama. Want in on the fun? Text VP to 62262 to receive a text message on your mobile phone (normal rates apply). You can also sign up to hear by email here.
Meanwhile, let us know what you think in the poll on the flip.