Skip to comments.Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone
Posted on 07/31/2012 10:46:47 AM PDT by kingattax
As the use of smart phones grows across the nation, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seeking to leverage the technology with new campaign apps.
The Romney campaign on Tuesday launched a free app called "Mitt's VP," which will allow users to learn who Romney has chosen to serve as his running mate as soon as it's announced.
"There's no telling when Mitt will choose his VP. But when he does, be the first to find out with Mitt's VP app," the campaign teased on its website.
The app, available on iPhone and Android platforms, will give users immediate notification and let them share the news on social media.
Now that his trip abroad has wrapped up, Romney is expected to announce his vice presidential pick soon. One of his potential choices, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, promoted the new app via Twitter, sending out the message, "Who will be @MittRomney VP?
Download the app and you'll be the first to find out: http://mi.tt/PhhK0G #MittVP #MITT2012 #sayfie #tcot"
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...
“Siri, choose my running-mate.”
Oh, I just won't be able to WAIT for it to be posted on FR to find out.
One app I WON'T be ordering for my HTC.
Why doesn’t he just go all in and Twitter it? That way he can get a solid lock on the 12-14 year old girl vote.
Creepy. And Rubio is hawking it? Have mercy...
I figured he’d use the “Willard” organizer (purchased from Joe Saccamano Sr., on the street near Del Boca Vista).
Let me see.... will it be RINO A, B, or C?
This was stupid. When only 17 people download the app, it’s going to be used against him.
It’s an app I can do without also. What? I’ll have to wait a whole 30 seconds to hear it here? Oh, what will I do?
Now that was pretty funny. :)
I’m picking RINO D, none of the above.
He’s going to SURPRISE us.
Can we all chip in and send John McCain to Antarctica for six months, just to be sure?
I know, I know..., still, can we? ;^)
“I don’t always use a smart phone, but when I do, I announce my VP running mate...stay plugged in my friends”...
Doesn’t the article say it will be shown on the app AFTER it’s announced? Am I understanding that correctly? I sure hope so because I don’t twitter, tweak or twaddle.
Assuming the ap has planned obsolescence once the VP selection is made, I wouldn’t call this move as being on target. However, he is at least pointing down-range. So much of our society uses social media, leverages tech, etc. - I’d argue it a liability if Romney wasn’t doing so. His competitor will be doing so.
It's not like Romney is going to be the Lincoln or Moses we've all been waiting for. He's just better than Oboma. Anybody is better than Oboma. My dirty socks would make a better president than Oboma. I mean, c'mon!
Looks like it’s going to be about as simultaneous as they can make it. I don’t get the need to find out that fast. It’s something we’ll be dealing with for months or years. You’d have to have the patience of a gnat, to need to see the choice that quickly.
First of all, Romney should not announce until after the Olympics. That is all people are concentrating on right now. I can’t see the networks interupting their Olympic News to give the VP any time to give a speech these next two weeks. Even Fox News is all about Olympics rightfully so.
It better be Rubio or else Romney is going to have a tough time climbing the hill with the Hispanic vote! And I’m serious, if he can get some of the Hispanic vote away from OBOZO he has it in the bag. Rubio is very well liked in the Hispanic community! IF not Rubio, West would be an AWESOME selection too, but he won’t gain that much from the black voting block.
Youd have to have the patience of a gnat, to need to see the choice that quickly.
I agree. I can certainly wait. Your comment made me think about my friend. She doesn’t watch TV or own a regular telephone. If it doesn’t show up on her IPhone she doesn’t know about it. She can’t even sit through dinner without checking that thing for messages or alerts.
Voice: "Should I choose your running mate?"
Mitt: "Yes, go ahead."
Voice: "A setter or a boxer makes a good running companion."
Mitt: "No, Siri! I'm talking about a vice president!"
Voice: "A vice president? Why didn't you say so?"
Mitt: "Yes, Siri, a vice president."
Voice: "Your living choices are Richard Cheney, Republican, Daniel Quayle, Republican, Joseph Biden, Democrat and Albert Gore, Jr. Democrat."
Mitt: "No, Siri, I'm talking about someone who is qualified to be vice president and is a Republican."
Voice: "Are you kidding? This could take all day."
Mitt: "Hopefully one who is as conservative as I am."
Voice: "You're not helping me much."
Mitt: "Okay, someone who is articulate, charismatic, capable to be president if I'm not able to perform the duties of the office, has leadership skills, has a track record of balanced budgets and can help me get elected."
Voice: "Why not Sarah Palin?"
Mitt: (sigh) "Okay, let's start over..."
I’d rather he wait til the convention to announce his choice. Why give the Dems a head start on trashing his pick?
” Why doesnt he just go all in and Twitter it? That way he can get a solid lock on the 12-14 year old girl vote.
Creepy. And Rubio is hawking it? Have mercy...”
Might as well add Jeb “RINO-open borders” Bush to the fiasco.
Some people really get addicted to the things. My wife and I aren’t too bad about it, but there are times...
It’s truly amazing how helpful they are. They can take over, if you allow them to.
So he has time to cover his butt if the guy is as RINO as he is?
The talking heads need time to make us believe his VP was an excellent choice even if we know better?
For the countries sake, I hope Romney doesn't screw this up. The only reason he's ahead is because he's not Oboma.
Who doesn’t think its Rubio?
ALLEN WEST !!
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This crap is stupid. What?...I have to be on "Facebook" or "twiiter" to find out what these grifters do?
I for one am tired of this sheet.
No joke. No baited breath here, I have more important things to worry about, like darning socks.
My pants will never dry...
Yep, I agree. Maybe he’s the one that gets to officially put the choice in the phone and broadcast. ;^)
From your post to God’s browser. AMEN!!
Yeah. Good job!
Wow!...no, wait, why?
It’s “Meh” to most of us, but read “Obama Zombies” by Jason Mattera, and you’ll see the wisdom of obtaining the emails, twitter accounts, and text-message ID’s of thousands of young voters.
Seems one must provide a mailing address to use the app.
[[Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone]]
And the MSM is gettign ready to pounce on him with hteir prewritten colums accusing him of racism for choosing a ‘boring rich white guy’ like brian williams already questioned him about
[[Let me see.... will it be RINO A, B, or C?]]
Rhinos are bad, there’s no doubt, but they are a damn sight better than a socialist lover of muslims and antiamerican liek our present dear leader is
[So what if he’s dead, just baptize him and he’ll be perfect.]
If they find it, they should put it in charge of his campaign. :>)
“Why doesnt he just go all in and Twitter it?”
Actually, I think this is a good way to go around the old media. People hear the news and get Romney’s narrative about the VP Nomination before ABCCBSNBCCNN starts slagging him on the evening news.
Got a graphic for this one?
What a jerkwad.
Another attempt at pandering to the "Fatally Hip" crowd.
As Emerson, Lake, & Palmer's famous vinyl record album was entitled... "WELCOME MY FRIENDS to the SHOW that NEVER ENDS"
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