Obama Texts Biden Pick to Supporters

By Ed O'Keefe

Aug 23, 2008 3:25am

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: Sen. Barack Obama has sent his vice presidential text message; were you awake to read it?

At 3:04am ET and just after midnight on the west coast, the Obama campaign sent the following message to anyone who signed up to find out who the presumptive Democratic nominee had picked:

“Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3pm ET on www.barackobama.com Spread the word!”

Alas, despite their best efforts to deliver the message directly to supporters, word leaked out throughout the night, with a number of media outlets reporting the Biden pick hours before the text alert.

Nonetheless, the Obama did likely gain thousands of emails and cell phone digits through the experiment. So it’s probably a safe bet that if signed up to receive the alert that O will c u later.

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