Monday, August 25, 2008

Possible reason for the delay in the VP announcement

This is something that I was thinking about on Thursday but didn't want to outline until the VP had actually been chosen. Basically, in view of Biden's non-spectacular record related to being a an agent of 'change' or 'hope', it's possible that the Obama camp waited as long as they did--one more full day after they said they'd announce it--in order for their to be as little as time possible between the announcement and the start of the convention. The reason for that would be to stop a backlash from growing that could disrupt the orderliness and hero-worship of the convention itself. The Vice President is announced, people are kind of reeling, but then the convention starts, beginning a new news cycle, potentially partially burying the Biden story.

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