THE TEXT: Hello, Is This Thing On?


Can you hear me now?

UPDATE: “Barack has chosen Joe Biden to be our VP nominee.” — Text Message From Obama, 3:06 AM

CNN: Sen. Barack Obama has picked Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, multiple Democratic sources tell CNN.

NEW YORK TIMES: Senator Barack Obama has chosen Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware to be his running-mate, turning to a leading authority on foreign policy and a longtime Washington hand to fill out the Democratic ticket, people told of the decision said.

MSNBC: Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine have been told by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign they will not be his vice presidential choice, NBC News reported on Friday, quoting sources. MORE

ABC NEWS: 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. MORE

THE PAGE: Several reports say the text announcement will go out Saturday morning, a few hours before his Springfield event.

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