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Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone
CBS News ^ | 7-31-12 | Stephanie Condon

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; mittsvp; romney; veepstakes
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 10:46:54 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

“Siri, choose my running-mate.”


2 posted on 07/31/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: kingattax
"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.

Oh, I just won't be able to WAIT for it to be posted on FR to find out.

Not.

One app I WON'T be ordering for my HTC.

3 posted on 07/31/2012 10:52:11 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: kingattax

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...


4 posted on 07/31/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: kingattax; Gamecock; F15Eagle

I figured he’d use the “Willard” organizer (purchased from Joe Saccamano Sr., on the street near Del Boca Vista).


5 posted on 07/31/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: kingattax

Let me see.... will it be RINO A, B, or C?


6 posted on 07/31/2012 10:55:04 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: kingattax
Kinda reminds you of how Obama announced his selection of Biden, via text message.

Meh.

7 posted on 07/31/2012 10:55:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dirtboy

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?


8 posted on 07/31/2012 10:55:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: freedumb2003

Now that was pretty funny. :)


9 posted on 07/31/2012 10:57:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: conservaterian

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? ;^)


10 posted on 07/31/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: kingattax

“I don’t always use a smart phone, but when I do, I announce my VP running mate...stay plugged in my friends”...


11 posted on 07/31/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: kingattax

12 posted on 07/31/2012 11:02:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 11:05:17 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: kingattax

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.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:27 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: kingattax

Good grief.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: kingattax
We'll find out sooner or later. I'm certainly not going to wait up for it. Sheesh.

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!

16 posted on 07/31/2012 11:10:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: 1035rep

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.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: kingattax

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.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 11:16:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: kingattax

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.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 11:21:09 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: DoughtyOne

You’d 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.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: freedumb2003
“Siri, choose my running-mate.”

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..."

21 posted on 07/31/2012 11:24:22 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: kingattax
VICE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
22 posted on 07/31/2012 11:27:15 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’d rather he wait til the convention to announce his choice. Why give the Dems a head start on trashing his pick?


23 posted on 07/31/2012 11:31:01 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: DoughtyOne

” 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...”

Might as well add Jeb “RINO-open borders” Bush to the fiasco.

Sheesh!


24 posted on 07/31/2012 11:32:11 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: IM2MAD

Agreed.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 11:37:41 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 1035rep

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.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 11:41:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: IM2MAD
I’d rather he wait til the convention to announce his choice. Why give the Dems a head start on trashing his pick?

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.

27 posted on 07/31/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: OrangeHoof

LOL, nice.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: kingattax

Who doesn’t think its Rubio?


29 posted on 07/31/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: kingattax
ALLEN WEST !!

ALLEN WEST !!

ALLEN WEST !!

ALLEN WEST !!

ALLEN WEST !!


30 posted on 07/31/2012 11:47:12 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: kingattax
I don't have a "smartphone" an "Iphone" or even a cell phone.

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.

FMCDH(BITS)

31 posted on 07/31/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: dirtboy

No joke. No baited breath here, I have more important things to worry about, like darning socks.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: kingattax

My pants will never dry...


33 posted on 07/31/2012 12:01:39 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep, I agree. Maybe he’s the one that gets to officially put the choice in the phone and broadcast. ;^)


34 posted on 07/31/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: DTogo

From your post to God’s browser. AMEN!!


35 posted on 07/31/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: OrangeHoof

Yeah. Good job!


36 posted on 07/31/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: DoughtyOne

: )


37 posted on 07/31/2012 12:11:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: kingattax

Wow!...no, wait, why?


38 posted on 07/31/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 12:30:12 PM PDT by Carlucci
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To: kingattax

Seems one must provide a mailing address to use the app.


40 posted on 07/31/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: kingattax

[[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


41 posted on 07/31/2012 12:38:50 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: conservaterian

[[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


42 posted on 07/31/2012 12:40:33 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: kingattax

#RichardShweicker#

[So what if he’s dead, just baptize him and he’ll be perfect.]


43 posted on 07/31/2012 12:46:36 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: kingattax; P-Marlowe; Yashcheritsiy
via smart phone

If they find it, they should put it in charge of his campaign. :>)

44 posted on 07/31/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ~Vor~
Word has it the VP choice has been notified and advised to remain undercover.
45 posted on 07/31/2012 12:49:38 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Why doesn’t 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.


46 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:25 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: musicman

Got a graphic for this one?
What a jerkwad.


47 posted on 07/31/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Leep

Jindal.


48 posted on 07/31/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: kingattax
Romney to announce VP pick via smart phone

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"

49 posted on 07/31/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: onyx


I'm Voting To Defeat The Obamanation..Voting For Romney

50 posted on 07/31/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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