So much for the Obama camp having their supporters be in the know before the media. If ABC’s Political Punch is right on this: “U.S. Secret Service on Way to Biden’s House,” they got the jump. Political Punch reports:
The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.
Sources also tell ABC News that two others said to be finalists for the position of Obama’s running mate — Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Virginia Gov Tim Kaine — have been told they have not been selected for the vice presidential slot.
Kaine flew to Denver earlier today, is in Denver tonight and has no plans to leave in the next 24 hours. Bayh is at his Washington, DC, home with his family.
Biden was last seen minutes ago at his Wilmington estate where his extended brood is gathering.
The Obama campaign would not comment, but Obama mentioned Biden twice in speeches on the trail this week, both times heralding his legislative leadersip in East Asia.
As I suggested in my post below, the Obama camp might just as well send out a midnight email and text message blast, because unless this is all ruse to throw the media off track, it’s pretty darn clear at this point that the media got the scoop and the Obama camp won’t have the opportunity to let their supporters be the first to know.
If it’s not Biden there will be egg on the faces of the media and the bloggers, including myself who are covering all the innuendos and signs that point to Biden being the VP pick. Time’s a wasting Obama… let the big announcement rip.