Barack Obama is set to announce his pick for a V.P. running mate…via text message.
It’s a strategic move, designed to snag him a valuable bank of cell phone numbers that he can use to his advantage as the election draws closer. It’s not difficult to understand the appeal of this unique approach.
But, am I the only one who sees this as a bit “gimmicky” and disrepectful? Something as serious and historic as the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate for 2008, trumpeted via the same medium my teenager uses to set up mall dates with her friends?
Perhaps I just prefer old fashion methods of communication, like the one the Papal Conclave uses: black smoke, no decision yet; white smoke, we have a new Pope.
ah well…time marches on. Still, I can’t help wondering if this is “progress,” or just more smoke & mirrors.