Daily Archives: August 11, 2008

>Obama to announce Veep by Text Message, Email

>The Obama campaign announced today that it will reveal their choice for the Vice-Presidential running mate sometime between now and the Convention by txt msg & email.

If you want to be one of the first people to find out who Obama’s running mate will be you can Text VP to 62262 or visit http://my.barackobama.com/vp

I am wondering whether or not this is such a good idea,if you want maximum exposure I would think that you should hold a major press conference to make the announcement. If their idea is to build a frenzy of momentum by trying to be hip and relying on word of mouth it may not have the same impact.

The timing of the announcement would be critical for the Obama campaign so I would not expect a running mate to be announce during the Olympics, but that’s my opinion, they may think differently.

Unfortunately, I am one of the last people to find out this type of stuff so I am sure that I’ll wind up getting the information like the rest of you, from the news media hours after it has been announced.

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Obama to announce Veep by Text Message, Email

The Obama campaign announced today that it will reveal their choice for the Vice-Presidential running mate sometime between now and the Convention by txt msg & email.

If you want to be one of the first people to find out who Obama’s running mate will be you can Text VP to 62262 or visit http://my.barackobama.com/vp

I am wondering whether or not this is such a good idea,if you want maximum exposure I would think that you should hold a major press conference to make the announcement. If their idea is to build a frenzy of momentum by trying to be hip and relying on word of mouth it may not have the same impact.

The timing of the announcement would be critical for the Obama campaign so I would not expect a running mate to be announce during the Olympics, but that’s my opinion, they may think differently.

Unfortunately, I am one of the last people to find out this type of stuff so I am sure that I’ll wind up getting the information like the rest of you, from the news media hours after it has been announced.

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Filed under Barack Obama, Democratic Convention, Vice-President

>McCain can’t be sure veterans will fall in behind him

>The Disabled American Veterans’s convention was held this weekend in Las Vegas and John McCain, who attended the gathering was greeted with a luke warm reponse, the LA Times reported this weekend.

The Disabled American Veterans said that in 2006, he voted for only one of the five spending bills the group considered most important — 20%. The four he opposed would have increased funding for veterans’ services and benefits.
Barack Obama on the other hand did not attend the convention, but addressed the convention with a video presentation, was rated at 80%  by the group. 

Many of the vets do not consider McCain’s military service to be key campaign issues. Their chief concerns, like most of us are the ailing economy and high gas prices.

To read the article about the Disabled American Veterans convention from the LA Times click on the headline

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McCain can’t be sure veterans will fall in behind him

The Disabled American Veterans’s convention was held this weekend in Las Vegas and John McCain, who attended the gathering was greeted with a luke warm reponse, the LA Times reported this weekend.

The Disabled American Veterans said that in 2006, he voted for only one of the five spending bills the group considered most important — 20%. The four he opposed would have increased funding for veterans’ services and benefits.
Barack Obama on the other hand did not attend the convention, but addressed the convention with a video presentation, was rated at 80%  by the group. 

Many of the vets do not consider McCain’s military service to be key campaign issues. Their chief concerns, like most of us are the ailing economy and high gas prices.

To read the article about the Disabled American Veterans convention from the LA Times click on the headline

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Filed under Barack Obama, Disabled American Veterans, John McCain, LA Times