Let’s not forget these messages that Obama campaign manager David Plouffle sent out earlier this month. From August 10:
Subject: Barack’s VP: Be the First to Know
Dear Friend —
Barack Obama is about to make one of the most important decisions of this campaign — choosing a running mate.
You have helped build this movement from the bottom up, and Barack wants you to be the first to know his choice.
Sign up today to be the first to know:
You will receive an email the moment Barack makes his decision, or you can text VP to 62262 to receive a text message on your mobile phone.
Once you’ve signed up, please forward this email to your friends, family, and coworkers to let them know about this special opportunity.
No other campaign has done this before. You can be part of this important moment.
Be the first to know who Barack selects as his running mate:
And from August 12:
Subject: RE: Be the First to Know
People keep asking me if we’re really going to announce Barack’s VP directly to our supporters.
The answer is yes.
Let me be very clear. You are the ones who built this campaign, and Barack wants you to be the first to know who will join him in leading our movement for change.
So, if you haven’t signed up to receive an email or a text message, sign up now:
Or you can text VP to 62262 from your mobile phone.
Make sure to forward this message to your friends and let them know about this special opportunity.
Now Obama has picked Biden, and it’s being reported all over the place.
The text message still hasn’t gone out.