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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:33 PM
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Anyone else feel spectacularly annoyed?
Grr :mad:
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:33 PM
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1. check. except it's less time for McCain to know the VP
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM by JoeIsOneOfUs
but it seems like the email and cell phone thing was strictly marketing at this point - not advance info.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM
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2. I feel profoundly underwhelmed
Which is not a new feeling.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM
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3. ...
:nuke:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM
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4. Seems we've been a bit toyed with.
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nsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM
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5. Yes.
At this point, the Obama campaign is just annoying people with this. They're not creating excitement or buzz. It's gone long past that.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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whoopee - first to know a few seconds before everyone in the world knows. nt
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM by JoeIsOneOfUs
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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11. House Gate is over for the day--now the news is, why won't Obama say
who his running mate is?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:34 PM
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6. No. That's the nominee's decision.
If I had anything to do with it, I'd be annoyed. But I don't.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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7. I've crested. I'm no longer excited about it; I just feel irritated.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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Yeah, that's the problem - last night and this morning people really wanted to know...
Now, not so much ~ they dragged it out too far.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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8. No.
But then, I'm in the "No Drama for Obama" contigency of the party.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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9. Let 'er rip...
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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10. I do.
Short of Jesus Christ Himself being named as VP, I don't think anyone is going to live up to this built-up anticipation. And I like Joe Biden a lot and I think he'd be a fine Veep, but he's not worth this wait.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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12. Nope. The media is spinning themselves into a knot. I love it.
I can wait and enjoy the theatre.
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:35 PM
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13. If You Are Annoyed at Obama...
for not announcing the VP pick yet, remember, the Obama campaign never gave us a timetable...it's the media driving the any minute now breathless VP watch. Be annoyed with the press.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:37 PM
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20. Obama had his running mate chosen yesterday, he's already notified this person--
so yeah, now I'm just pissed at Obama.
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:45 PM
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32. Just Because He Hasn't Personally Told You....
look, get a grip, it is who it is and I want to know as much as anyone...but everyone, including me has been waiting all day for something to happen and we have no clue as to what the candidate was thinking about when he wanted to tell the world. He may have never planned on telling before tomorrow. But I know that John Roberts on CNN this morning had my mother so certain that the announcement was coming any moment that she turned on every TV in the house in case she missed it. This circus is the being produced by the press. Don't get mad at Obama. Be patient. I'm not good at it either but we have no choice.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:51 PM
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40. Someone leaked to the media that the announcement would come
sometime Friday--even if the Obama camp didn't agree with it and wasn't responsible for it, they should have planned to announce today, because apparently a lot of people and the media believed it and will certainly get annoyed if it seems like a lie to string us along. The nominee is chosen, there's simply no reason to keep it out of the public now.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:59 PM
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42. no- the campaign set it up that they would email the announcement
midweek and then they didn't do it.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:01 PM
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43. I don't need to be told to a grip.
The campaign deliberately raised expectations and is not fulfilling them. Its a shitty thing to do. Fuck them.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:38 PM
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48. Plus the e-mails.
He's used the hype to put together a particularly large collection of TM and e-mail addresses.

He had my e-mail address months ago. Tried unsubscribing every week or so for two months. Hotel California time. The hook was swallowed, bait and all, and is set. Can't get free.

So now I get e-mails hyping the VP announcement. So apparently I'm to be waiting with baited breath.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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14. NO!
I'm loving this, I think it's brilliant!
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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15. Nope.
It'll be time when it's time.

No point getting angry aor worked up over something you don't have any control over....might as well get mad at the weather too...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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16. I have never fantasized about the military forcibly shutting down a US television station
Until today.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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17. Count me in ... I haven't gotten much wor,k done today ...
with one eye/ear on my phone and the other on the 'net.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:36 PM
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18. I think most of us are. It's getting beyond annoying. n/t
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:37 PM
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19. yeah. but the only people who are paying enough attention to be annoyed have already decided
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:38 PM by orangepeel68
I think that it is only the hard core who have been following closely enough to be irritated. They less hard core might just now be paying attention.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:37 PM
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21. I've gotten past caring.
I am not a fan of the prolonged tease. And this text message thing makes it worse! Like people aren't glued enough to their cell phones already.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:37 PM
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22. Only by some people on DU
:)
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:37 PM
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23. No,
I've been really busy today and I'm about to get busy again.

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Skwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:38 PM
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24. Well if I'm not going to like the VP pick, I'd just rather find out and get it over with.
And I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:40 PM
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28. Exactly. If we have to wait this long to find out it's either Biden, Kaine, Sebelius,
Bayh or even freakin' Edwards-Who, then what's the point? These are the names they've been touting for weeks.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:43 PM
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30. How can he pick Chet Edwards?
Everyone will think it's JRE, and the whole sex scandal will be suddenly stuck to the campaign. Yeah, I know, not the same person- but some people don't exactly pay any attention...
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:47 PM
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37. Chet Edwards might have been a good pick before the OTHER Edwards
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:48 PM by wienerdoggie
done went and had an affair and love child. I would've thought, too, that Obama would have used him as a national surrogate on Sunday shows or something, try him out first and give him some national exposure so we don't all say "Chet WHO?" in unison.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:38 PM
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25. No, I think it is spectacular! Human beings just hate to wait...but it is great! NT
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:39 PM
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26. Yes
He needs to hurry the fuck up. Whether the hype has been created by the media or not, they need to take into account the public's perceptions. If he keeps this up for another day and it's just Biden like everyone thinks, that'll piss off ALOT of people. The only think justifying going past tonight is some huge surprise.

If he waits this long and unveils a flop like Chet or Bayh...he's hurt himself tremendously.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:39 PM
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27. I think some of you are insane.
:silly:
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:40 PM
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29. Not really.
Anxious but not annoyed.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:43 PM
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31. YES
This is reminding me of the kid in grade school who croons "I know a seeee-cret" and loves all the attention while everyone begs them to tell.

The difference being that not only am I annoyed, I am BORED.
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nsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:47 PM
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35. Exactly!
The kid in class who croons "I know a seeee-cret." That's it exactly.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:52 PM
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41. I always wanted to whoop that kid's ass.
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SurfingAtWork Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:45 PM
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33. Yes, and the thing is that it has built up so much
There is no possible way that the announcement is going to live up to the anticipation.. unless they announce Baby Jesus is the VP we are going to be dissapointed.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:47 PM
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36. Hillary would live up to the anticipation.
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Metric System Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:02 PM
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45. Or Gore, or God. I mean, seriously, this could backfire if the choice is unsurprising and yawn-
inducing (I'm looking at you Evan Bayh).
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:46 PM
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34. not me
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:48 PM
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38. By YOU?
Yes. lol
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 04:48 PM
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39. What makes you so spectacularly special
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 04:48 PM by OwnedByFerrets
that the vp pick revolves around your timetable? :rofl: :rofl:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:02 PM
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44. I have reached the who gives a shit stage.
I think that is right above spectacularly annoyed.
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:09 PM
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47. Don't Feel Alone I'm There Too. n/t
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 05:09 PM
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46. All i Know is with all of the waiting and expectation around this, it better be a great pick!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:39 PM
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49. Nope.
Not one bit.
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:40 PM
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50. No, I think it's exciting!
I'm only "annoyed" in the same way as I am when I KNOW there is some suprise coming and no one will tell me what it is. Which is almost the same thing here, I guess.

Won't be much longer! I kind of feel like it's Christmas eve. :)
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mamalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:42 PM
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51. Aww c'mon!
I think all of this is great fun :) Lighten up and enjoy the ride!
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:43 PM
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52. Not in the least; don't be silly.
I am getting great enjoyment out of watching the newsies get their panties in a bunch, though. Like staking out Midway Airport, just watching Obama's airplane sit there. It's hilarious. Frankly, I don't care at all whether or when I get a text message on my cell phone. Whatever happens, happens; and in the meantime Obama is getting nonstop free news coverage from this. I think it's brilliant.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:45 PM
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53. Obama never said it would be today..Geez people, chill. Go smoke some pot.
When I heard about Obama's planned event at Springfield I decided that would be the time he would make the announcement and the text might come right before that. I love this. Its fun, anticipating and guessing. I am soo looking forward to the convention now and before I was enjoying the olympics and not much into politics lately. Now, I'm ready. And I love watching the media squirm around and try to figure it out.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:46 PM
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54. I am extremely annoyed!
He has overplayed his card!
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:49 PM
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55. I'm ready when he's ready
:shrug:
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 07:50 PM
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56. Yes. The prolonged tease is starting to seem adolescent. And considering how
Edited on Fri Aug-22-08 07:54 PM by highplainsdem
underwhelming any choice but Clinton or Gore would be at this point, it could backfire.

I mean, I like Biden, and if the party wasn't divided, he'd be a great pick.

But he didn't, like Clinton, get 18 million votes in the primaries.

And he didn't, like Gore, win the popular vote in 2000.

Picking Biden simply is not going to generate the kind of excitement this kind of buildup should lead up to.

And, to be honest, it hasn't been very nice to all the VP contenders to leave them hanging this long. And that's especially true if Clinton isn't the running mate. This was a contemptible way to treat her.

I have been wondering if possibly the Obama campaign has dragged this out and waited because the choice isn't Clinton (if so it's most likely Biden) and they know this is NOT going to go over well with Clinton's supporters, and they don't want to give them any more time to organize before the convention. (But the ones they have to worry about aren't the few demonstrators, but the huge numbers showing up in that NBC/WSJ poll as not behind Obama.)

And, possibly, they know choosing Biden won't give them a bump in the polls, which is going to be rather embarrassing, so they hope there will be at least some bump from the convention to cover the fact that Biden won't help the ticket the way Clinton could.

But if the running mate isn't Clinton, I don't think you'll be seeing a united party in Denver. And it didn't help to delay the announcement so much that disappointed delegates won't have enough time to try to work up some enthusiasm for Biden, or get used to feigning enthusiasm.
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