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Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

Soulskill posted about 2 years ago | from the just-what-we-all-wanted dept.

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redletterdave writes "In 2008, then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama decided to announce his running mate, then-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, over a text message, which was sent out to Obama's legions of followers. Four years later, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the likely presidential nominee from the Republican Party, has decided to make his VP announcement over a smartphone app. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney's campaign team launched a smartphone app called 'Mitt's VP,' which promises app users will be the first to know the official news of Romney's running mate for the November election. Once Romney makes his decision, he will announce the news over the app, which will alert smartphone owners with a text notification."

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461 comments

I think everyone has already made up their minds (5, Insightful)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#40831799)

At this point, as crazy partisan as things have gotten, I'm pretty sure everyone in their right minds has already decided where they stand in the fall. Obama, Romney, third party, or stay at home--I doubt there are very many left who are going to be swayed at this point by a VP nominee. Short of Romney either pulling off a miracle (announcing Jesus as his VP, complete with second coming) or making an epic-level misstep (announcing the Colorado shooter as his VP)--I don't think it's going to matter much either way. I'm pretty sure only the die-hard pundits are still listening to either candidate at this point.

I mean, the only time I can remember anyone outside of the pundits even talking about the VP nominees has been when they've REALLY been fuck-ups. And Romney doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to go with one of those (maybe Santorum at the OUTSIDE, and I doubt even that).

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831861)

Another Pro Microsoft review. *giggle*

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (4, Interesting)

squiggleslash (241428) | about 2 years ago | (#40831891)

I thought that in 2008 until McCain picked Palin and I saw (as in I knew personally) die-in-the-wool conservatives actually announce they were supporting Obama this time.

Despite attempts to depict him otherwise (sometimes by himself!), Romney comes across as a moderately competent political moderate, and I suspect his support from centrists is higher than, say, someone like Santorum would have. It's unlikely Romney will pick someone more centrist than himself, the question is whether he'll pick someone all his supporters can live with. McCain picked badly.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (2, Insightful)

h4rr4r (612664) | about 2 years ago | (#40831943)

I wish I could have been in on that meeting, the level of stupidity in picking her was just astounding.

PROTIP for Romney: You have the old people and fox news watchers all locked up, you do not need a VP that will reassure them so stick with someone less crazy. Or don't, I won't vote for you either way.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (4, Insightful)

Jeng (926980) | about 2 years ago | (#40832155)

My prediction for the VP candidate is going to be a Cheney 2.0

Some rather sketchy politician with really questionable ties to industries whom everyone is pretty sure is just doing it as a means of making a shit load of money, consequences and country be damned.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (3, Interesting)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 years ago | (#40832255)

My prediction for the VP candidate is going to be a Cheney 2.0

Some rather sketchy politician with really questionable ties to industries whom everyone is pretty sure is just doing it as a means of making a shit load of money, consequences and country be damned.

So.. Karl Rove?

Nah, Methuselah always prefers to run things from the shadows...

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832223)

"in picking her was just astounding."

The stupidity of h4rr4r is just astounding.

"Or don't, I won't vote for you either way."

Oh and we are supposed to listen to you? I don't think so, now go back to moms basement.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832297)

It wasn't stupid to pick Palin. McCain's campaign was going nowhere fast, as the Republicans yet again picked the guy who was next on the list, instead of someone who might actually interest voters. When Palin was announced as the VP pick, McCain's numbers shot up. Most of the people I know who voted Republican that year were voting for Palin, not for McCain.

The Republican establishment inside the District of Corruption doesn't want to hear that they simply bore people. Palin, for all her faults (and yeah, she has 'em), shot some life into the Republican party for a bit.

Romney's probably going to do whatever his advisers tell him to do, which will be moderate, and safe, and utterly boring. Boring does not win elections.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (2)

MysteriousPreacher (702266) | about 2 years ago | (#40832131)

I found it scary that Romney was indeed the less crazy choice, but then next to Perry and Santorum it's not difficult to appear an intelligent and compassionate centrist. I'm very curious to see his VP choice, and I'd hope he won't repeat McCain's clusterfuck of a choice.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832203)

"picked Palin and I saw (as in I knew personally) die-in-the-wool conservatives actually announce they were supporting Obama this time"

Gee you really know a real conservative? Does he have horns and a tail?

Hey moron, no conservative with any brains would ever have voted for a Marxist like Obama. Those people who told you they were conservative, well they don't know what the word means.

Palin has more competence, experience and wisdon than Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reed, Frank, Schumer and the whole lot of these lunatics combined. You aren't qualified to pack her lunch.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832229)

Those people who told you they were conservative, well they don't know what the word means

Kinda like you and the words "conservative" and "Marxist". Clue: it has nothing to do with Groucho.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832347)

It's not my fault you are stupid.

http://bluecollarphilosophy.com/2012/07/new-book-the-communist-analyzes-obamas-marxist-mentor/

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (5, Funny)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40832211)

die-in-the-wool

I think you mean "dyed in the wool," although the idea that they're so devoted that they'd die with the wool still pulled over their eyes works too :-P

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (5, Insightful)

dkleinsc (563838) | about 2 years ago | (#40832383)

Despite attempts to depict him otherwise (sometimes by himself!), Romney comes across as a moderately competent political moderate.

I generally consider Mitt Romney to be a thoroughly dishonest political $DEITY-knows-what. These are the only political positions I've actually seen him consistently take:
1. Taxes should be lower, especially on rich people.
2. I'm not Barack Obama. In particular, I'm white.

Everything else seems to me to be up for grabs, and vary from hour to hour depending on who he's talking to.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (4, Interesting)

crovira (10242) | about 2 years ago | (#40831899)

This is exactly the WRONG way to use social media.

Its NOT to broadcast to a select few what decision [insert name here] reached.

Social media is to solicit from the "Wisdom of the Commons" who a running mate should be.

This is so stupid that its doesn't deserve further comment.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832047)

Select few? You think none of those people with the app are going to be in the news media? Jeebus wept, dial back the Downtrodden Rag Tag Rebel [tm] rhetoric a bit.

Wisdom of the commons? Are you some teenager who inherited your parent's /. account?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832303)

Well, assuming they're willing to pay the $0.99.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832307)

Are you some teenager who inherited your parent's /. account?

Grandfather's actually. And the damn kid changed my password.

Get out of my Slashdot account!

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (4, Insightful)

mspohr (589790) | about 2 years ago | (#40832313)

I agree.
However, what else would you expect from America's Borat?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832319)

No, this is to collect names, contact info, and location data for supporters for whom they will then solicit donations from.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

jhoegl (638955) | about 2 years ago | (#40831945)

Hey... he could name Palin or her sister... whats her name?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832183)

Michele Bachmann?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832243)

That's her clone, not her sister.... ok, maybe evil twin...

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831947)

I doubt there are very many left who are going to be swayed at this point by a VP nominee.

I'm sure that's how every Independent and maybe a few Republicans felt BEFORE John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.

Don't think so, polls still changing... (1)

SuperKendall (25149) | about 2 years ago | (#40832051)

At this point, as crazy partisan as things have gotten, I'm pretty sure everyone in their right minds has already decided where they stand in the fall

There are still substantial shifts in polling, so I think there are still a core group of independent voters who are making up minds on the matter, and are able to have minds changed by words or deeds.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832053)

Well, I have not registered yet.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832279)

Are you going to show up at the polls, still unregistered, be turned away and then whine about being disenfranchised?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832079)

What bold insightful analysis. Feh. Do you even listen to yourself?

"I mean, the only time I can remember anyone outside of the pundits even talking about the VP nominees has been when they've REALLY been fuck-ups."

Gee, I wonder who that could be referring to.

So your opinion is that, basically, nobody cares.

Well here's some news for you; yes many people care. We want to see Romney pick a strong conservative, we want to see him follow through. Picking a weak candidate such as Rice or even worse a useless Republican such as Powell would be a disaster.

This is very important.

How do you like that?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#40832289)

Do you honestly think that any die-hard right-wing conservative is going to let Obama win if Romney doesn't pick a a far-right VP? I don't buy for that for a second. Short of him picking a far-left liberal as his VP, he's got that vote *secured*.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832293)

Well here's some news for you; yes many people care. We want to see Romney pick a strong conservative, we want to see him follow through.

This is very important.

How do you like that?

Yes, it is but what type of conservative are we talking about? A bat-shit crazy bible-thumping social conservative might be considered a "strong conservative". Huckabee, for example.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832387)

Huckabee a conservative? Heh heh. Funny.

Got another one?

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (1)

Hatta (162192) | about 2 years ago | (#40832167)

At this point, as crazy partisan as things have gotten, I'm pretty sure everyone in their right minds has already decided where they stand in the fall.

Nobody in their right minds would vote for either Romney or Obama, unless they are already multi-millionaires. For the rest of us, it doesn't matter. They are both owned by the uber rich.

Re:I think everyone has already made up their mind (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832267)

Im writing in Obi-wan Kenobi.

Oh yeah? (1)

Lucas123 (935744) | about 2 years ago | (#40831849)

Well, kiss my app

Wow, he is so out of touch. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831867)

Attention leftist free software lunatics hippies.

Here is a question.

Why don't you talk about your wonderful hero, the Obama and Obamacare CUTTING MEDICINE FROM MEDICARE.

Huh? Wake up you losers, your socialist schemes are drowning us all, as predicted. Are you all getting your free colonoscopies from the state?

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rationing-begins-states-limiting-drug-prescriptions-medicaid-patients

"In Alabama, Medicaid patients are now limited to one brand-name drug, and HIV and psychiatric drugs are excluded.

Illinois has limited Medicaid patients to just four prescription drugs as a cost-cutting move, and patients who need more than four must get permission from the state."

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831959)

Liberals wanted single payer, not a rebadged Romneycare. So shut up, troll.

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832269)

Excuse me dumbshit.

Obama, Pelosi and the lot of you radical leftists, including the media water carriers promised that this would reduce costs, increase services and we could all keep our own plans and doctors.

All lies as predicted.

I state facts, you call names and present nothing.

Screw off.

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832317)

Oh wait, scratch that.

I am a retarded moron and I like to taste my own poop.

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832393)

Name a single "radical leftist" who was in favor of this crap. Or are you saying the fucking Heritage Foundation is a "radical leftist" organization.

For extra points, do tell how it differs from Romneycare in any significant way and explain, in less than 1,000 words, why you were for it before Obama tried to be all hopeychangybipartisany and supported it thinking he'd get credit for bringing rightists and liberals together.

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832413)

>you call names and present nothing

Your first line was "Attention leftist free software lunatics hippies". You're offended because GP called you a troll for trolling.

On both that count and his actual point, that Obamacare wasn't a liberal solution, he's completely correct. Something that doesn't agree with your position doesn't automatically become your perceived opposition's position. Drop the false dichotomy.

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832063)

Oh look, a partisan, teabagging conservatard anonymous coward troll

Re:Wow, he is so out of touch. (2)

reebmmm (939463) | about 2 years ago | (#40832341)

You realize that your insurance company does the same thing, right? Or your insurance company's pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) or some other entity even further divorced from the doctor patient relationship. If you want something other than by formulary under almost any health insurance plan, you pay out of pocket. There is almost no other way to control expenses: you negotiate until you get a good deal and in exchange for the good, you lose exclusivity.

Moreover, you're trolling isn't really helping your cause here. First, most of the United States won't get government sponsored health insurance. Nope, that's reserved for politicians, soldiers, and the very poor. Everything else is going to be by the same commercial insurance companies that already dictate healthcare. Good try though.

Second, control over individual medicaid expenses is something that the RIGHT wants, not the left. It allows states to prioritize their healthcare expenses and make decisions at a state level. You know, the whole "laboratory of states" thing.

Will it be misspelled? (3, Funny)

Kenja (541830) | about 2 years ago | (#40831875)

Mitt has a bad track record with phone apps. [google.com]

Re:Will it be misspelled? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832025)

That's it? Let me hear it again!

Makes me wonder who started up photo shop or gimp.... :)

Re:Will it be misspelled? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40832281)

I came in here for the Amercia jokes and you are the first to bring it up by basically pointing out that it happened. I am mighty disappointed, Slashdotters.

I'm crapping myself with excitement. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831895)

No, actually. I'm not the least bit excited.

Smartphone Apps (2)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 2 years ago | (#40831905)

Smartphone Apps?
Security traps.
Can't smooth visage
Like fine blade, chaps.
Burma Shave

My Personal App?? (5, Insightful)

lowsix (60516) | about 2 years ago | (#40831909)

Isn't that what Twitter is for? Does everyone now need their own app?

Re:My Personal App?? (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 2 years ago | (#40831951)

Are you confessing to being the only slashdotter without their own app?
You are sooo never going to get any. . .wait: you admitted that by logging in here.

Re:My Personal App?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832029)

Isn't that what Twitter is for? Does everyone now need their own app?

No, only the most arrogant and narcissistic, as clearly evidenced by Romney here...

Re:My Personal App?? (2)

BStroms (1875462) | about 2 years ago | (#40832329)

I was going to say the same thing only suggesting email rather than twitter. Just let people sign up for an email notification. Anyone with a smart phone is going to get emails from it, and hey, they now have a list of people to advertise to if they so wish. No need to design any special app.

Re:My Personal App?? (2)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 2 years ago | (#40832355)

If things keep going this direction, next election the candidates will be handing out their own special branded smartphones that only run their app when it boots up.

His running mate will be Koch Industries (5, Funny)

mykos (1627575) | about 2 years ago | (#40831921)

Corporations are people too!

Re:His running mate will be Koch Industries (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832083)

Hey... That is an idea, only I don't think Koch Industries is old enough yet.

Re:His running mate will be Koch Industries (1)

Bigby (659157) | about 2 years ago | (#40832199)

Koch Industries is 62 years old.

Re:His running mate will be Koch Industries (1)

Bigby (659157) | about 2 years ago | (#40832213)

My bad, 72 years old

Re:His running mate will be Koch Industries (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832113)

Corporations are people too!

NO!!!! Take that back. If a corporation is a person then, I should be allowed to marry one, then divorce it and collect alimony.

Re:His running mate will be Koch Industries (2)

Overzeetop (214511) | about 2 years ago | (#40832207)

What do you think happens when a company and a CEO part ways?

Obligatory (0)

logical_failure (2405644) | about 2 years ago | (#40831935)

Hey Mitt... Nice app and all, but you know...

If you have a successful App in the AppStore, You didn't build that. Someone else made that happen.

Re:Obligatory (2)

Overzeetop (214511) | about 2 years ago | (#40832345)

As long as by "that" you mean "the App store." It was hard to tell from your context. ;-)

All of Amercia is waiting (4, Funny)

kaizendojo (956951) | about 2 years ago | (#40831949)

to see what he mispells this time.

Re:All of Amercia is waiting (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about 2 years ago | (#40831989)

("DROID!!")

(looks down at phone) "Bristol? WFT!"

Re:All of Amercia is waiting (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832351)

That would be a hoot, seeing her trying to stop her son from calling everyone a faggot on the campagn trail.

To find out who the smartphone app picked... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832095)

The only question is, when will it let Mitt know?

Crossing my fingers.... (1)

hawks5999 (588198) | about 2 years ago | (#40831953)

for Siri as VP. She's easily as smart as any other recent VP candidates.

Re:Crossing my fingers.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832123)

She wasn't born in America.

Re:Crossing my fingers.... (1)

MarkGriz (520778) | about 2 years ago | (#40832125)

for Siri as VP. She's easily as smart as any other recent VP candidates.

or Presidential candidates for that matter.

How much will he make on this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40831973)

I'm guessing it will contain IAPs and Openfeint

Not a good idea Mitten (1)

thammoud (193905) | about 2 years ago | (#40831979)

Republicans? Apps? Technology? Hmmm. Not the perfect audience for this.

Re:Not a good idea Mitten (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832163)

Republicans? Apps? Technology? Hmmm. Not the perfect audience for this.

Truly. I think McCain used a quill and ink to write down the name of his running mate. A ballpoint pen was just too perplexing.

Stupid Questions (1)

clf8 (93379) | about 2 years ago | (#40831981)

1. Why not tie this into the existing "I'm with Mitt" app? How many diff apps will he have before it's all said and done.
2. If you already have an app, why send out SMS to notify users?

Re:Stupid Questions (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832151)

1. Why not tie this into the existing "I'm with Mitt" app? How many diff apps will he have before it's all said and done.

Guess that depends on how many jacktards Romney has around him convincing him that apps somehow win elections.

2. If you already have an app, why send out SMS to notify users?

Because that would make far too much sense. Of course, I'm still questioning why the hell does this announcement suddenly need to be reduced to microsecond accuracy. I really don't think the election is going to be decided on knowing who his running mate is 17 seconds before hearing/reading about it 723 other ways.

Tech savvy: A smartphone app for a text message? (5, Interesting)

MobyDisk (75490) | about 2 years ago | (#40832019)

Someone who makes an entire app just to receive a text message, does sound like someone who will run an efficient government.

Re:Tech savvy: A smartphone app for a text message (2)

Hillgiant (916436) | about 2 years ago | (#40832189)

It's not about efficiency. It is about outsourcing everything to corporate fat cats.

Re:Tech savvy: A smartphone app for a text message (2)

oever (233119) | about 2 years ago | (#40832339)

I wonder if this application will be open sourced. A high profile person like Romney could get many young people interested in programming.

Re:Tech savvy: A smartphone app for a text message (5, Interesting)

Bish0p (104551) | about 2 years ago | (#40832205)

And do you trust that the only thing the app is doing is providing you a text message when the announcement is sent out?

Put on the evil genius hat for a bit and ponder what neat things you could use the app for before and after it' purpose to do additional stuff to the stooges that fell for the trick of 'install this app to receive a text message'.

"Smart"phone App for VP? (3, Funny)

thewiz (24994) | about 2 years ago | (#40832031)

Looks like Max Headroom will be the new VP candidate.
At least he has a mute button.

Politics aside (5, Insightful)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | about 2 years ago | (#40832035)

This strikes me as an obvious case where a guy - and, more importantly, his campaign staff - just don't grok the technology.

Why on earth would you need a "Mitt's VP" app? There are already numerous, widely-used communication technologies well-suited to this purpose. And on top of that - why would anyone think a single-purpose, one-use-only app makes any sense?

Re:Politics aside (4, Insightful)

WRX SKy (1118003) | about 2 years ago | (#40832177)

Because they slip the "Phone State & Identity" permission in there and Taaa-Daaaa! You now have the cell numbers for all of your followers / can hassle them for donations.

Re:Politics aside (4, Informative)

rgbrenner (317308) | about 2 years ago | (#40832195)

No, this is an example where they understand technology perfectly. You'll install the app to hear his VP announcement, and in the meantime you'll get push notifications to donate to his campaign, the latest anti-Obama ad message, and more notifications to donate to his campaign.

Re:Politics aside (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832235)

Better, it's an extraneous app that does nothing but display a push notification. Because that's apparently better than sending everyone a text message. I mean, can't it play "Hail to the Chief" or something?

Re:Politics aside (1)

RKThoadan (89437) | about 2 years ago | (#40832263)

Clearly he needed some way to get kickbacks to somebody so he paid them a couple grand to create this app - which they probably paid some desperate coder in India $10 to actually write. Clearly it's the work of a master job-creator in action.

Re:Politics aside (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about 2 years ago | (#40832409)

Because a technical retard thinks this is a great way to look like they're from the 21st century and they're "hip," "groovy," and "tubular."

It's reminiscent of "The Young Ones" skit where they are making fun of young people's programing.

Re:Politics aside (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832419)

why would anyone think a single-purpose, one-use-only app makes any sense?

Condoms are single-purpose, one-use-only applications.

Why??? (5, Insightful)

Hotawa Hawk-eye (976755) | about 2 years ago | (#40832041)

I'm sure that people who don't have this app will be kicking themselves. After all, this app is going to be the ONLY way to learn who Romney has chosen ... for the six seconds it takes for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and EVERY OTHER TV, INTERNET, RADIO, ETC. NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE US to get someone on the air announcing it.

Re:Why??? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832147)

Want to bet the Drudge Report has it before Romney does?

One word... (4, Insightful)

jez9999 (618189) | about 2 years ago | (#40832043)

Why?

Seriously... um, why would anyone download this app considering the VP pick will be all over the news 5 seconds later? Is Romney trying to look "hip" by doing this? If so, it's a pathetically transparent attempt.

Re:One word... (1)

Teresita (982888) | about 2 years ago | (#40832093)

It's going to be exclusive content on the Smart Phone, and if they reveal the VP pick, the other news outlets will be sued for violating Romney's Intellectual Property. If he picks Sarah Palin, all this will be especially ironic.

Re:One word... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832361)

reminds me of this http://www.xkcd.com/1083/

What could possibly go wong? (1)

xanthos (73578) | about 2 years ago | (#40832061)

this has great potential for epic fail. perhaps it is time to dust off the old disassembler.

/. standards (1)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#40832073)

I'm very disappointed here. I would have expected at least one person in the first 50 comments to suggest that his running mate will be a refrigerator magnet. Remind me how those work again, Romney? :D

Let me guess, the permissions will... (4, Insightful)

Assmasher (456699) | about 2 years ago | (#40832089)

...require everything necessary to continually contact you and annoy the sh** out of you.

How long until the Democrats have something similarly ridiculous as a contact farming tool?

Because being the 'first to know' is important. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832119)

Seriously, why in the would would it matter EVEN SLIGHTLY if you know who his VP is "immediately", or 5 minutes later when it's all over the news and radio? How in the would could knowing this information 5 minutes earlier, or hell, even a full day or longer earlier... than other people have ANY bearing whatsoever on anything at all?

No, this is a serious question. What possible benefit could possibly be obtained from this app?

Mittware (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832273)

Mitt just invented Mittware. I think the definitive is fairly clear.

yawn (1)

NEDHead (1651195) | about 2 years ago | (#40832315)

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Uh uh... (0)

The Living Fractal (162153) | about 2 years ago | (#40832337)

Given that most conservatives I know don't even have a smartphone let alone know how to install an App for it, this should work quite well. (ok I admit this is mostly a troll post but there's some truth to it!)

It's already in the app! (1)

Joe U (443617) | about 2 years ago | (#40832369)

After careful deconstruction of the app, I have discovered the VP candidate's name is "Force Close".

I'm creating a smartphone app (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#40832377)

I just need to figure out who it claims will be VP and upload it before the Romney campaign does.

Romney's running mate (1)

CanEHdian (1098955) | about 2 years ago | (#40832417)

Barack Obama has Joe Biden. Romney wants to win, so has to out-perform Obama. There is only one person alive that out-performs Joe Biden, no other than... Chris Dodd!
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