Obama: “I’ve made the selection”

August 21, 2008

EMPORIA, Va. – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama confirmed on Thursday that he has chosen a vice-presidential running mate but gave no further details.

“I’ve made the selection and that’s all you’re going to get,” Obama told reporters as he stopped at a roadside gift store to buy some peanuts, key chains and a snow globama3.jpgobe.

The Obama campaign has said it plans to announce the running-mate decision to supporters first through a text message. They are not revealing the timing of the announcement but it is expected within the next two days.

Obama campaigned on Thursday with Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, one of the reported finalists for the No. 2 slot on his ticket. Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden are also thought to be top contenders for the job. 

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Photo credit: REUTERS/Jim Young  (Senator Barack Obama buys peanuts during a visit to a gift store in Emporia, Va.)

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This is where we hit McCain now…

Invocation of the candidate’s POW past is weird bordering on irrational: http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/ 08/in_his_house_there_are_many_ma.html

Go Joe! We need you now!!! Noun verb POW.Noun verb POW.Noun verb POW.


Kevin B

I’m saying it now: President Barack H. Obama, Jr., 2009 – 2017

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I am personally sick and tired of the ongoing “saga” of the Obama’s VP selection. Obama says that he has picked his VP but he will not tell us who he is and the media ciecus circulates this as “breaking news”!!

Obama’s statement, “I know but I am not telling” reminds me of some “teenager” desperate for attention tellin friends that “I know but I will not tell you” sort of tghing. I am sick of his desperate attempts to keep the focus on him by dragging this on and on while he is having the media gurus speculating non-stop about the VP like the American people are sitting by their TV sets awaiting the “big announcement”.

The non-stop coverage of this pathetic “Obama VP selection” has made many of us turn off CNN and FOX and turn into BBC World News and Deutsche Welle for some serious news coverage… I read my news online so I do not have to deal with the “neurotic” and “tabloid” style coverage of this election process by CNN, Fox, etc. Their coverage of news today is a disgrace of serious journalism…..

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I am personally sick and tired of the ongoing “saga” of the Obama’s VP selection. Obama says that he has picked his VP but he will not tell us who he is and the media circus circulates this as “breaking news”!!

Obama’s statement, “I know but I am not telling” reminds me of some “teenager” desperate for attention telling his/her friends, “I know but I will not tell you” sort of thing. I am sick of Obama’s desperate attempts to keep the focus on him by dragging this VP saga go on and on, while he is having the media gurus speculating non-stop as if the American people are sitting by their TV sets awaiting the “big announcement”.

The non-stop coverage of this pathetic “Obama VP selection” has made many of us turn off CNN and FOX and turn into BBC World News and Deutsche Welle for some serious news coverage… I read my news mostly online so I do not have to deal with the “neurotic” and “tabloid” style coverage of this election process by CNN, Fox, etc. Their coverage of news today is a disgrace to serious journalism. I know more and more people who are going back to “network news” instead of having to listen to the non-stop “chatting” between “hyper” and “inept” anchors as well as to dozens of commercials for every two sentences of “tabloid” news. Yes, this Obama VP selection news coverage reminds me of the show “Entertainment Tonight” or perhaps the….”ShowBiz”!!!

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The DNC and biased media have always protected their Golden Boy Bama. Had they let us know of his sordid past, before over half of America had voted, Hillary would be the candidate.

I don’t care who Obama selects as VP I will not vote for him.

He met with foreigners but would not do town-hall meetings, in America, and let us ask the questions. He snubbed our troops while he was on his celebrity world tour!

Now I know why Obama would not agree to the ten town-hall meetings with McCain and Americans. He needed 300 advisors and a teleprompter.

My Favorite moment during the Saddleback Forum was the Clarence Thomas moment – simply priceless! And there you go, another one thrown under the wheels of the Obama Nation Tour Bus! At least Grandma and Jeremiah Wright have company!

The Saddleback Forum will go down as a pivotal moment in this election. We got to see how they conducted themselves “Live” — without the aid of TelePrompTers and live feed. This is what we get folks!

An inexperienced Lawyer, whose ‘Nuanced” rhetoric could bore a coma patient with his long winded propaganda. Or an American Patriot whose life, and his family history has been one of honor and service to our nation.

Hands down McCain wins!

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