YES! Team Obama promised to send a text message to all supporters (and anyone who signed up) announcing his running mate before the press would be notified. Yesterday seemed the day he would finally click "send" to that message, but then John McCain's inability to tally up the homes he owns took over the news cycle.
So Obama fans everywhere stalked the news, kept phones turned on and nearby waiting to hear who it would be.
By about midnight eastern, it seemed that either Joe Biden would be the vice presidential candidate (secret service had been deployed, crack team journalists - aka busy bodies - staked out his house and noticed that his "family was gathered perhaps to say goodbye before the convention" - lol, I mean really, they are just ridiculous, but anyway) or he was a brilliant decoy. I went to bed with my phone figuring I'd hear the little chimes go off around 7 this morning.
But no! At 3:13, my phone sprang to life and in it, a message from the Team Obama: Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.?
Is it not ironic in the most delicious way that Hillary's "Who do you want to answer the phone at 3 a.m.?" became Barack's: "We're counting on you to answer at 3 a.m."