I regret Tim Kaine, but I'm cool with Biden. Biden is a smarter move. (I think. I hope.)
The decision to announce his pick via text message was brilliant and creative on Obama's part because, in principle, it was im-mediate. Had it succeeded, it would have bypassed the media and gone directly to supporters. And then word of mouth, which is still the best way to disseminate a message, would have taken over.
I was really hoping that when the message came I would be on a crowded part of Broadway, or in the Village, or somewhere surrounded by tons of people. Instead, I was next to my building, on a patch of grass, walking Joseph. I was the only one on the street.