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Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:50 AM

Romney to announce VP choice through a smartphone app

Last edited Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:59 PM - Edit history (2)

Source: Yahoo News.com

Four years ago, then-Sen. Barack Obama made his vice presidential choice public by sending a mass text message to supporters. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's campaign announced it will make its announcement through a smartphone app.

The campaign launched an app called "Mitt's VP" which will send the news straight to a smartphone using push notifications and then allow the user to easily spread the word on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

"The first official way to learn the name of the Republican Vice Presidential candidate is by using our new 'Mitt's VP' app," said Romney's digital director, Zac Moffatt, in a statement. "Users of the app will be the first to get the news on the biggest political decision of the year through an instantaneous alert on the one device most people carry around the clock—their phone."

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-announce-vp-smartphone-app-122040376.html




http://www.mittromney.com/app/vp?gclid=CJzwhJerxLECFUXc4Aodo3wALA


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Reply Romney to announce VP choice through a smartphone app (Original post)
rocktivity Jul 2012 OP
trusty elf Jul 2012 #1
GodlessBiker Jul 2012 #32
Renew Deal Jul 2012 #2
Liberal Veteran Jul 2012 #3
matt819 Jul 2012 #20
Liberal Veteran Jul 2012 #25
Kolesar Jul 2012 #31
JenniferJuniper Jul 2012 #26
cleduc Jul 2012 #4
trotsky Jul 2012 #5
berni_mccoy Jul 2012 #6
dballance Jul 2012 #11
TheDebbieDee Aug 2012 #54
progressivebydesign Jul 2012 #7
nolabear Jul 2012 #8
onehandle Jul 2012 #9
madaboutharry Jul 2012 #10
Scuba Jul 2012 #12
A-Long-Little-Doggie Jul 2012 #13
rocktivity Jul 2012 #14
matt819 Jul 2012 #39
KamaAina Jul 2012 #45
rocktivity Jul 2012 #46
Iliyah Jul 2012 #15
lupulin Jul 2012 #16
nichomachus Jul 2012 #17
LibDemAlways Jul 2012 #22
SoapBox Jul 2012 #18
Botany Jul 2012 #19
Jeff In Milwaukee Jul 2012 #24
rocktivity Jul 2012 #52
Bossy Monkey Jul 2012 #21
Kablooie Jul 2012 #23
Coexist Jul 2012 #27
get the red out Jul 2012 #28
Enrique Jul 2012 #29
Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #38
Tanuki Jul 2012 #30
cyclezealot Jul 2012 #36
Mz Pip Jul 2012 #33
liberal N proud Jul 2012 #34
lunatica Jul 2012 #35
JoePhilly Jul 2012 #40
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #37
Peaceful Protester Jul 2012 #41
rocktivity Jul 2012 #44
and-justice-for-all Jul 2012 #42
Bertha Venation Jul 2012 #43
sofa king Jul 2012 #47
dipsydoodle Jul 2012 #48
bucolic_frolic Jul 2012 #49
Thor_MN Jul 2012 #50
Nye Bevan Jul 2012 #51
Ilsa Jul 2012 #53

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. Can't wait to see how they screw this up.

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:12 PM

32. This should be interesting. Can an app be hacked?

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:53 AM

2. I don't think this will happen until the Olympics are over.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. Does that mean Siri is going to be his VP pick?

Maybe he doesn't know she isn't a real person, although she seems more real than him.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:42 PM

20. Speaking of (to) Siri

Bobby Jindal - Do you want your VP to be Rob a Kindle?
Nikki Haley - Do you want your VP to be Haley's Comet?
Marco Rubio - Do you want your VP to be Marco Polo?

Any other thoughts?

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Response to matt819 (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:57 PM

25. Michelle Bachmann - I have found 45 inpatient mental facilities for Michelle Bachmann.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:07 PM

31. Ok, that's the funniest thing I read on the internet today

:lol: good work

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:58 PM

26. Ah, we laugh but

it's going to be a late night TV punch line. The guy is already perceived as souless robot with no critical thinking skills.

"Siri, pick my VP."

What a bunch of clowns.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:57 AM

4. Obviously, they couldn't pursue something 'smart' when McCain picked Palin

because the 'smart' technology wouldn't allow such a dumb choice!

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:59 AM

5. For VP of AMERCIA? n/t

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:01 PM

6. LOL! Thought the same thing!

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:13 PM

11. Yes, doesn't "America" include Canada (N America) and

also Mexico and the rest of Central and S America?

It never ceases to annoy me that so many people use the term "America" interchangably with "USA." Once again arrogance by implying the US is the only country in America.

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Response to dballance (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:01 AM

54. "For VP of Amercia?" was the poster's jab at the Rmoney Campaign's mis-spelling on a campaign poster

or coffee mug or t-shirt or something..........

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:01 PM

7. Wow. Mitt is SO hip! I bet ALL the cool kids will vote for him now!

Have they learned nothing from all of their previous fails? The Amercia thing wasn't the only one... I need a good mittVP hashtag for twitter, I have a few of my own suggestions.

And do they really think that any VP choice, short of David Beckham, is going to make a difference? If your entire campaign is resting on who is taking the #2 spot, then you have a CANDIDATE issue. That is completely pathetic.

""Users of the app will be the first to get the news on the biggest political decision of the year through an instantaneous alert on the one device most people carry around the clock—their phone." Wow.. again. Your candidate sucks rocks if THIS is considered the "BIGGEST political decision of the year!" Sad, sad, sad.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. And the 1.5 seconds later it'll be all over the media.

Way to lead from the back of the pack, Mitt. You are SOOOOOO 2008.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:10 PM

9. That'll get the kids vote. nt

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:12 PM

10. That is just stupid.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:15 PM

12. I'm still betting it's Ken Lay.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:17 PM

13. That is one app I will NEVER download!

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Response to A-Long-Little-Doggie (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:28 PM

14. And as long as you've touched on the subject

How much do you want to bet that the app won't be free?

(On edit) It is free. But even free apps carry advertising -- or donation requests, don't they? At least Obama PAID for his text message!

P.S. I'm off the hook -- it's not compatible with my Android!


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:44 PM

39. Wouldn't that be a riot

An ad-supported app that carries Obama for President advertising. OFA should be lining up that advertising right now.

Do you mean Frito Lay for Vice President?
Do you want to send an e-mail to Bachmann Pretzel?

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 04:34 PM

45. It's not compatible with Android?

So I guess all you poor Android users out there are stuck with Obama and Biden.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:14 PM

46. No, its not compatible with my Android model

I suppose I need to move up to the G4 network or something.


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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:32 PM

15. Man-up and come on national news

and take questions as well. Coward.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:33 PM

16. A use once and throw away app.

In year long campaigns I guess seconds count.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:34 PM

17. About 80 percent of Romney's voting base either doesn't have or can't use a smartphone

They won't download the app.

And given the way Romney's campaign is going, the app will either crash the phone or have a virus.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:52 PM

22. You've got that right. The average Mitt voter is an

elderly church lady type who wouldn't know the first thing about how to use a basic cellphone much less a smartphone. They'd have a hell of a time even understanding what an "app" is, even if it was explained to them 40 times. Unbelievably stupid move.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:35 PM

18. Helllooooo?????

Can you hear me now? Now? NOW?

...seems Mittens has no "bars".

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:36 PM

19. Dare I hope?

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Response to Botany (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:54 PM

24. Could be her. But this is always a possibility...

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Response to Botany (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:51 PM

52. Welcome to my "pout" collection, Christine!

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:49 PM

21. The jokes just write themselves, don't they? n/t

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:54 PM

23. Yay. The VP of Amercia!

Bet they considered making it a $4.99 app.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:59 PM

27. they will find a way to make this funny (to us)

there will be a snafu.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:00 PM

28. Ironic to make any "R" nomination via "Smart" phone.

The text will probably come out in gibberish.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:00 PM

29. all his Twitter followers wiill be getting this app n/t

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Response to Enrique (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:22 PM

38. lol

Monsieur Adelson will probably buy a millionsworth for himself
and everyone at the casino.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:02 PM

30. How 'bout an app for releasing his tax records? eom

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:43 PM

36. Taking Mitt's time might be that his Veep pick is being "Vetted."

Too bad the American public could not be allowed that same procedure with Mitt's dubious business background.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

33. I'm not cluttering my iPhone

with a Romney app.

I'll learn soon enough who his VP pick is. I know already he will be another partisan hack.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:19 PM

34. That is an oxymoron

Smart-phone - stupid people.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 01:20 PM

35. Why? His backers will be telling HIM who the VP will be.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #35)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:45 PM

40. Maybe that's why its an APP ... so they have an easy way to inform him of their decision.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:17 PM

37. For some reason,

the geico commercial "do people use smart phones to do dumb things?" just popped into my head

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:53 PM

41. I heard Romney was considering...

...outsourcing the VP position.

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Response to Peaceful Protester (Reply #41)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:06 PM

44. ...retroactively!


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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 02:55 PM

42. Its either DUMB or DUMBER...nt

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 03:02 PM

43. This is what comes to mind:

Which part of the U.S. populace probably owns the fewest smart phones? The poor. Romney's campaign may not even have thought of this, and perhaps I'm making too much of it, but it seems to me that it's another way he's saying the poor do not matter. My two cents.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:14 PM

47. It reminds me of this story:

Once I worked in an office that took up a couple of floors of a high-rise just outside of DC. Virtually everyone in the office was a Washington Wizards fan, and all of those people were fans of the team's excellent matched set of guards, Gilbert Arenas and Larry Hughes.

One day the other mailroom lads and I were cooling our heels around the work desk when from upstairs we heard voices yell, "NOOOO!" Then farther down the hall upstairs, and around the building, "NOOOO!"

Then the elevator chimed and people on our floor started shouting it. Finally, guy burst in to the mailroom and shouted, "they just traded Larry Hughes!"

And we all cried, "NOOOO!"

Listen for the reaction when this stupid app announces Mitt's pet rich white male Ivy League-er. I bet you'll hear it, and I bet it will be either, "huh?" or "NOOOO!" My money is on the latter.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 06:17 PM

48. Why would anyone want advance news of a loser ?

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:14 PM

49. Romney's Smartphone

A definite oxymoron

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:27 PM

50. hmmm give a GOP app permissions on my phone...

Let's see... umm... well.... Pass.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:30 PM

51. It's moments like this when you realize how absolutely clueless a candidate is about technology (nt)

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 11:59 PM

53. On Sirius Left they said you

Have to give his campaign alot of information on yourself, including email. Hell, they could even track movements of users of the app.
The loss of privacy isn't worth it, IMO, even if you are a RMoney supporter.

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