News out today that the Romney campaign intends to announce the vice presidential pick through a smartphone app. If you’ll recall, the Obama 2008 campaign attempted to make the announcement via text message to supporters but the ordeal didn’t pan out all that well since the Secret Service detail at Biden’s house sort of blew the secret.

Report from Yahoo News:

Four years ago, then-Sen. Barack Obama made his vice presidential choice public by sending a mass text message to supporters. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney’s campaign announced it will make its announcement through a smartphone app.

The campaign launched an app called “Mitt’s VP,” which will send the news straight to a smartphone using push notifications and then allow the user to easily spread the word on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

“The first official way to learn the name of the Republican Vice Presidential candidate is by using our new ‘Mitt’s VP’ app,” said Romney’s digital director, Zac Moffatt, in a statement. “Users of the app will be the first to get the news on the biggest political decision of the year through an instantaneous alert on the one device most people carry around the clock—their phone.”

Here is the “Mitt’s VP” app on iTunes for all inclined. I installed my copy just to be on the cutting edge of reporting it here first though I’m betting the name will leak before the notification goes out through the app.

I do find it a little odd that they have devoted an entire app to his VP announcement rather than simply putting out a full-blown “Mitt 2012” app that is all-encompassing. Can we assume a second campaign app will follow at some point forcing users to uninstall the worthless “VP” app after the announcement? Inquiring tech minds want to know.

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  1. I WILL support Mitt Romney for President of the United States of America. If WE do NOT elect him, the US Consitution – to which, during my military career, I devoted my life – will be destroyed by Barrack HUSSEIN Obama!

    But WHY in the world would Gov Romney announce his choice for VP … BY SMART-PHONE?

    I have a cell-phone … and I use it to call people, and for people to call me … I DO NOT HAVE ‘APPs’ … Does that mean that I will NOT be ‘on the list’ to find out his ‘Running Mate’?

    DUMB!

    thecolonel

    • Lt Col Wayne E Anderson —

      Why would you vote for the “lesser” of two evils — Rmoney — when you have a true American Patriot in Ron Paul?!

      If Ron Paul does not win in Tampa — he’ll run as Independent. Will you then vote for what’s best for the US, or settle again for the 2nd worst?

        • Pol:

          But if you vote for Romney, are you going to get liberal Willard, reactionary Robme, or Mithering Mittney? If the guy were only two-faced we could be more confident in him.

          • The first Bain Capital like business came about sometime before 3500 BC. Some clan learned how to break a horse to ride and decided it was a better use to use said talent to plunder and lavishly reward themselves than to use said talent to help the villages prosper and take a small piece of the action. Made for interesting reading.

    • Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing (don’t let another Judas bring him down)!

      Who killed Kennedy — from his words it must be obvious to all! His stand against Secret Societies — The Trilaterals (Papa George Bush admitted he is their member), the Bilderberg Gang, the International Money Lenders; pick one — and you got the right answer…since ALL are NWO (New World Order) Criminals against Humanity!

      Spread this — Save America from the These Subhuman Dictators!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1FaLdABFM&feature=fvwrel

    • I am also retired Air Force and I am voting for President Obama. Quit spreading lies about Obama and the constitution. He was legally elected and will be legally re-elected. Quit whinning because your guy lost and deal with it.

      • Many of us agree he will be re elected but as for the lies? ? ? Behind every lie remains a large amount of truth,

    • Billy Malone —

      Mutton Mitt to announce his VP choice today — LOL — like it makes a difference for this stooge, to have a chance to win anything but Comedian, Clone, Clown spot on SNL!
      ———————————————————————————————————-

      Unless Rmoney selects Ron Paul as VP — he has ZERO chance of defeating the BO!

      Because, both are the same puppet CLONES, and NO TRUE AMERICAN will vote for either creature!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWVdOTFs8M&feature=player_embedded

      • Yeah RP would give The Mitt at the most about 10% but I think there are at least that many anti-PR voters. At best a wash unless the anti-RP voters are on the democratic side. No, at this point in time I think it’s still Obama big time. Kind of like Perot, pretty much equal.

  2. I thought it was gradeschoolish when Obama did it, and still think so. Thanks, though, for getting the app on your own phone as I am very anxious to know who the VP will be. Any idea when that announcement is expected?

    • President Ron Paul — The Last American Patriot standing!
      (Don’t let another Judas kill him)!

      Ron Paul has been fighting to save our Nation from the Criminals that Usurp our Government for the last 30 years! Finally his Freedom message is getting through on the internet — BUT still blacked out by the controlled Main Stream Media that tries to brainwash All the People! Stop watching TV News — go to the Free Internet before it is shut down!

      President Paul — or America to END 2012 !!!
      (there are no other options)!

  3. This why I love Romney he is going save america and give our freedom back. Unlike Zionist Ron Paul

    • ROMNEY2012

      Is that the latest LIE put out by the Rmoney-Robme Campaign? That Ron Paul is a Zionist? LOL!

      I didn’t see Ron Paul over in Israel “decreeing” that Jerusalem is now the Capital of Israel. I did see Rmoney-Robme doing that. Hmmm… Rmoney-Robme just loves those Zionists and Neo-Cons – and their World Domination Doctrines, doesn’t he?

    • What a joke…..you want to go from the frying pan into the fire?? He’s lies so much, can’t give anyone a straight answer, and tries to take credit for things HE NEVER DID.
      What do you think he’s going to do IF he got in office with all the “favors” he “owes” his million followers??

        • Don’t think there are many Romney people on this blog or for that matter any other blog. That’s how and why people like Romney, Obama, Bush, etc, etc get elected. Voters for the most part just listen to what the speechwriters have to say but seldom look at the track record of the candidate.

  4. Oppose S. 3414: “Cybersecurity Act of 2012″

    American Patriots,

    There’s more to this Cybersecurity bill than just loss of our internet privacy, whereby government can legally spy on We, The People:

    “…Senators have offered an amendment to the Cybersecurity bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines…this particular amendment, S.A.2575, …makes it illegal to transfer or posses large capacity devices that feed guns more than 10 rounds with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.”

    In other words, not only will new purchase of gun magazines holding more than 10 rounds be banned, but the mere POSSESSION of them would become ILLEGAL !!! This Senate Amendment has nothing to do with Cybersecurity. It has everything to do with destroying our 2nd Amendment rights.

    Please, call your Senators and tell them to vote “NO” on S. 3414 and Amendment 2575 !!!

    • Here are the Democrooks that not only want the government to spy on your computer privacy — but added something more insane on top of this Insanity!

      Vote these anti-Americans out of office!

      The amendment was sponsored by Democratic Sens. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Jack Reed (R.I.), Bob Menendez (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Schumer and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.).

      S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.

      VIRTUALLY BANNING 90% OF ALL GUNS IN THE USA!

      Meaning, your local Police, our Army under NAADA directives, UN troops — all WILL be LEGALLY allowed to break into your homes to make sure you don’t have mags over 10 rounds!

      (The amendment is identical to a separate bill sponsored by Lautenberg. Feinstein was the sponsor of the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.)
      ——————————————————-

      These SUBHUMANS want to REMOVE your 2nd Amendment Rights — so, do your BEST to REMOVE these SCUMBAGS from ever holding office again!

      Tell your Senators to vote NO — or lose their seats in the next election!

      • Interesting but if you take a look at the countries that have a large amount of guns per capita vs the countries that have the fewest, it’s as clear as mud. Meaning no difference on average. Same for punishment for crime. Only difference is the amount of taxpayer dollars spent but no impact on the crime figures. Defies logic but the people want more of the same either way.

  5. Cybersecurity bill , one more nail in the USA coffin. We are losing our freedoms one by one. They are already telling us what we can eat, drink, think, listen to. If they don’t agree with someones freedom of speech they ban your business. Is this REALLY what people want ??? If Obama gets in for another term , it will go from Bad to GONE !!! I pray that Romney picks a strong VP choice. I also hope that Ron Paul does NOT run as a independant , he is a nice man , but that will split the vote, and a sure win for Obama.

    • grams — you got it upside down!

      Only Ron Paul can save us! So, unless you want our Nation to be destroyed — send this to Mitt:

      “Mitt Romney Resigns!”

      “Mitt Romney announced today (place date) he will no longer seek the Republican nomination. Instead, he pledged his full support to Dr. Ron Paul, who he trusts implicitly to be the only viable candidate to defeat Barrack Obama,” said a Romney spokesperson.

      Mr. Romney’s spokesperson continued saying, ” Mr. Romney is making the ultimate sacrifice, for the good of the Nation, so wants to be remembered as the one that helped America be rid of Obama…as such Mr. Romney is a true patriot…”.

      Questioned as to the real reasons Mitt Romney quit — the spokesperson said, “He only wants to be remembered as the Patriot that Saved America… that is his only reason”….and “…none of the below were a factor in his decision”…as claimed:

      “That so many videos have been taped showing fraud on his behalf that TV mini-series could be made running for weeks,
      Or, that he can’t get 100 people to attend his meetings, while Ron Paul gathers Real Americans in the several thousands,
      Or, that he has broken rule #11 in collusion with the GOP, so he is about to be removed from many states ballots,
      Or, that his shadowy party in Nevada, is further grounds for his removal as a GOP candidate,
      Or, that he cannot garner enough delegates with all the cheating done on his behalf so far,
      Or, that All National Delegates are NOT bound according to rule #38, and US election law, in Tampa,
      Or, that his eventual loss to Ron Paul in Tampa will make him a national joke,
      Or, that even if manages to CHEAT his way out of Tampa, his guaranteed loss to Obama will make him an even Bigger Joke…”.

      No, none of these are factors, according to Mitt Romney’s spokesperson — “Mr. Romney quit the race today because he is a Patriot!”

      And I agree, Mitt did the right thing — and we shall build monuments and name schools after him!
      ———————————————————————————

      Pass it on! Hopefully someone with brains in Mitt’s camp will see this syllogism and force it upon this dullard (for his own good)!

    • That’s only if you think RP’s support is from the GOP. I think it is from people who will not be voting if he doesn’t run for the most part. Oh a good persentage might go for Johnson but if you are anti-war, there isn’t much of a choice.

      • Billy:

        I agree. There are many things in the RP platform that appeal to liberals, such as not invading other countries, not subsidizing corporations (especially the oil companies), a reasonable drug policy, and so on.

        If RP were to run third-party, he would take more from Obama than Romney, because Romney is a war monger who wants to keep corporations on the government teat.

        The thing is, if you look at the entire RP program, it appeals to people across the board, giving each what it wants the most, so they can live with lesser things they don’t care as much about.

        • Nope, most Americans want war, just turn back a few pages in the History book. There were only two anti-war people on the GOP stage. Most politicians with few exceptions say just what the people want to hear and war resonates. Fear is stronger than greed and those are the only two things I have found that get people to react.

          • Billy:

            I disagree. I don’t think Americans like or want war. What they love is WINNOMG a war, and we haven’t done that since WWII–if you look at the consequences.

            Give the people a war that drags on for five years and they lose affection for it.

            If you paid attention at the time, you’d remember that the public was OVERWHELMINGLY against the Iraq War. The issue was trumped up, echo chamber fantasies about the “great and powerful” Saddam Hussein. Yet, even with that, the public overwhelmingly wanted to send the inspectors back in to finish the five percent of the job left to do. W had to jump back-flips to get us into that war, and once we put boots on the ground, the public went along. Then it wasn’t “war” that they liked, it was “our boys” that they liked–and the idea of winning quickly AND GETTING OUT (which of course, didn’t happen, and we still have the world’s larges “embassy” there).

            The First Gulf War continues to be popular because we got in and we got out. Yet, of course, we were not really “out,” and we had ten years of “no fly zone” and other hassle. Even so, it was handled well by Poppy.

            I just don’t agree that he American people like or want war, unless we’re already in it. And then, as I say, the tolerance lasts only so long.

            • Billy:

              Yeah. It’s a travesty. But that doesn’t mean the PEOPLE wanted those wars. The military-industrial complex wanted those wars, and used its wholly-owned subsidiary, the US government, to wage the wars. But the American people were not even sold on World War II until Pearl Harbor. If the American people are so much against war that they don’t even want to fight Hitler, then I’d say Americans are NOT lovers of war.

              In fact, after the double-whammy of the loss in Vietnam and the humiliation in Iran, the American public became somewhat isolationist. I mean, how many times does a kid have to burn his hand on the stove before he decides that he shouldn’t be playing there?

              Then along came Reagan, and his plan was to re-establish American imperialism by putting some “victories” under our belt. Show the world we can Meddle in Lebanon, beat up on (are you kidding?) Grenada, bomb Libya, then support bin Laden against the Russians in Afghanistan, and support Saddam against Iran. Within a couple years, it was “Morning in America,” cuz we thought we could destroy anyone. But it wasn’t war that the people liked, it was winning. If we hadn’t picked weaklings to attack, the public would have thought twice about rolling into those places, guns a-blazin’.

            • Winning, if that was winning I like a lot of reporters ask, how would you define losing.
              Like I posted before, a few people killed in Libya vs the Pan Am bombing. I’d say they won big time and still are as we still have TSA.

          • Actually, my point was that LIBERALS don’t like war, and neither do true Conservatives. It’s only the NeoCons, who want a Fourth Reich (thinking that you can only defend your property by destroying others)–and the corporate elite.

            War is the biggest government giveaway program there is. Biggest spending, most waste, and it pumps up the economy with billions in tax dollars. It is the spending on Wold War II that ended the Great Depression–big government spending on killing machines.

            But that doesn’t make it right.

            • Billy:

              Precisely. The American people hate war. They didn’t even want to fight HITLER, for crying out loud. In order to get re-elected, FDR said he’d keep us neutral. Even after Pearl Harbor, we didn’t want to fight Hitler. He had to declare war on US.

            • Then they were duped into it? Come on now, if Iran attacked Canada think the US would stay out of it+ Japan had no choice but war and it was a war we had to let them win at first to proffer support for us getting into WWII

            • Billy: Your original statement was that the American people love war. Let’s not run off into all directions.

              I pointed out that the polls were overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. You pointed out that FDR had to promise to keep us OUT of the war in order to get re-elected–because the American people did NOT want to get into it.

              The only time Americans get into a war is if you can convince the American public that we were attacked first. Johnson made up the Gulf of Tonkin incident. That worked. Even with the echo chamber lies about WMD, Bush still could not convince the American people that we should attack Iraq–because we were not attacked and were not even threatened by that tin-pot tyrant. So, he just went ahead with it, against the will of the people. Once we were in, all arguments were ended and dissidents were stifled.

              How bad was it? The number ONE rated host on the unabashedly liberal cable network (MSNBC) was fired. WHY? Because Donahue spoke out against the war in Iraq. So much for freedom of speech. So much for loyal opposition. And it was the most “liberal” medium that axed him.

              THAT is why it appears that Americans love war–because dissent is hidden and stifled when the war machine fires up. In fact, Americans don’t want war, and never have, unless they can be convinced (by whatever means) that we were attacked first–or if we find ourselves IN the war, and then it’s a matter of “supporting our troops.”

            • Like politicians what people say is not always what they believe. I know from past experience I’ve had to hide my head under the pillow on more than one occasion.

  6. Romney2012:

    You got it backward. Willard is the one who went to kiss Netanyahu’s butt (and made a fool of himself).

    Typical Willard shallow thinking–the Palestinians are not as rich because they are not Jewish. OR it could be that they are an occupied territory, that they regularly have their homes bulldozed, that they are not allowed to do a have a lot of businesses, that the materials that might flow into their occupied territory are blockaded, that they are subjugated and humiliated in every possible way. OH, and did you know that the United States had given Israel a THIRD OF A TRILLION DOLLARS each of the last couple of years? Don’t suppose that had anything to do with it, do you?

    The last time Netanyahu was here, the Congress groveled at his feet, as he said, and I think this is and exact quote, “Israeli policy IS the United States’ policy,” and as we’ve seen, we do Israel’s bidding all the time, and if they commit a crime, we defend and protect them from justice.

    I am not anti-Jewish. I have Jewish friends who agree with me that the Israeli tail is wagging the American NeoCon dog, and it can only get worse if Willard Mithering Robme is elected.

    • Again, just think of how little would have had to be spent on security at the Olympics had Israel just stayed home.

  7. Romney2012:

    And one more thing: Israel is the only country on earth that can sink our ships and kill our servicepeople and not even get a slap on the wrist. Obviously, Robme wants to continue to have us bow to Israel’s whim.

  8. Goethe Behr — WOW, your are drinking too early in the morning…to brave the above.

    Are you looking for a FEMA cell next to mine…?

    LOL

  9. American Patriots — before the Scumbags in Senate remove your Right to defend yourself against MULTIPLE invaders(by MAKING sure you can only have 10 rounds or less in your gun!) why not stock up on gun magazines that are still Legal?

    A friend recommended this site for all your hunting, self-defense and sporting needs — Cheaperthandirt.com — and posted this link for all legal magazines:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CategoryListing.aspx?catid=6203

    • There are enough machinists around with the equipment in their garages or basements to insure our 2nd amendment rights. We all know the great job the government did on getting rid of illegal drugs. But then there are the FEMA camps coming to a location near you soon.

  10. Was sitting here reading peples post. If people who are for Ron Paul stay home and don’t vote, might as well be voting for Obama. Do they really feel he is better than Romney??? Anyone of us would be better than Obama and do a better job. Please people let us get on the same page and get Obama out and save this country. I know Ron Paul doesn’t want to see this country go down like that.Not voting isn’t the answer.

    • So now you want to blame the people who did not vote for the mess we are in. Obama had a lot of help from past presidents running up that 16 trillion dollar debt and I for one would rather see the money spent on worthless solar panels in this country than million dollar missiles launched from billion dollar ships killing innocent people in some foreign land.

  11. Okay, Do you really feel that keeping Obama in for another 4 years is the answer to our problem. ??? I’m only saying that Obama said when he got in that he was going to “CHANGE” things. We all took him as saying change for the betterment of this country. Are you better now than you were 4 years ago??? MOST people are not. Something needs to be done now to try to make it better, and Obama is not going to do it. We just can’t keep going like it is right now. Will you still be blaming Bush 8 years into Obama being in office ,and we have turned into a Greece or worse??? I don’t want to play a blame game, we need to get this country back on track with people working and business’s that want to hire .

    • All politicians say “trust me,” and you have to look at their record. Technically speaking, MITT ROCKEFELLER has said something to please every American, because he has been on every side of every issue. At some point, you have to consider character.

  12. Billy, It is funny that your referred to Obama as the Devil. If he gets in again you will be thinking that hell might be a better place to live then here in America.

    • There most certainly are a lot better places to live than the USA but I don’t think hell is one of them.

  13. Why is it that so many demonize the rich??? It used to be that America was the home of opportunity. This is what the American dream was. To work hard and make a good life for our family. Now so many want everyone to GIVE them what others have worked hard for. A president who has been successful and is wealthy is NOT a bad thing. This is a big country and we NEED someone who knows how to run a business and handle the budget. It sure isn’t working with Obama. All Obama knows how to do is make excuses and blame Bush and others for HIS weakness as a President. I have seen many Presidents in my life time of both parties.He by far has been the worst!!! Obama is more than scary, where he is taking this country is nowhere but down the drain.

    • Ah, yes. . .

      “Demonize the rich.” Here it is, talking point number 37.

      You won’t hear anyone demonize Steve Jobs. He created brilliant, new products. And demand for those products created jobs [it is

    • It’s all in the way they became rich. Al Capone was a pretty good business man and he too became rich through sound business practices.

      • Yeh. And Capone kept very good books! He didn’t know that what you say is “you people” don’t deserve to know any more.

  14. RIGHT ON !! This is the point I’m trying to make. I love to hear about people that are doing good. This is what America WAS all about. In my day this is what we worked for. Do good and help your family and others do good. This is what ” spread the wealth “meant in my day.

    • But is wealth is finite then for one to do good another must do poorly. Willard’s business practice is a classic eample.

      • Billy:

        Exactly. And that’s what explains Willard’s “gaffes.” It’s not that he makes “mistakes.” He just shows his true self. When he is in Britain, he doesn’t think, “it’s nice to be here, exciting to have the Olympics.” He finds fault as a first response, and in other cases, he would think of a way to exploit the bad fortune of others.

        Likewise, he meets with the British spy organization, and he doesn’t think, “those are some pretty smart guys,” he thinks “look at me, I’m special!!”

        His comments in Israel, etc. and “I like firing people.” On and on, he just reveals himself as someone who is NOT a win-win kinda guy. He seems to be less interested in winning than he is in destroying the other guy. That describes his whole life after his draft dodging.

        • And he is good at what he does. He would have made a very good divorce shyster lawyer. Then again he is a great con man for sure. Even with his record he can still sell or buy himself.

  15. Let’s try this again (stupid keyboard).

    Ah, yes. . .

    “Demonize the rich.” Here it is, talking point number 37.

    You won’t hear anyone demonize Steve Jobs. He created brilliant, new products. And demand for those products created jobs [it is DEMAND that “creates” employment]. The only complaint I heard about Steve Jobs was that he made everything proprietary.

    To a lesser degree, people don’t begrudge Bill Gates. The complaints about MS are primarily that they stole ideas, cheapened them, and put out an inferior product. But still, they produced something.

    We have less respect for a rich kid who gets richer by destroying the lives and dreams of others.

    Nobody is “demonizing the rich.” They are “demonizing” the illegal and immoral actions of some of the rich. And that includes the “Bain of our existence”–the parasite gamblers who buy healthy companies, strip them of their wealth, and DESTROY jobs. Willard has never been a “businessman,” because he has never produced anything. He has only destroyed, like locusts or piranhas.

    If Willard is elected, on “Day One” he will order that the Statue of Liberty be sold for scrap, cuz the copper and bronze is worth a lot. Just his style.

    This is not an endorsement of Barry. It’s just an explanation that talking point number 37 is total BS.

    • Ron Paul to WIN — or America to END 2012!
      (there are no other options!)

      All REAL Americans, and ALL People around the world— that believe in Liberty, Peace, Prosperity, Honesty, Truth, Goodness and Self-determination —are for Ron Paul.

      President Paul wants to save our Nation and heal the World, and desires nothing for himself — making him a True Patriot (unlike the megalomaniacs that want The Presidency, so they can get a bigger pie, and engorge themselves further at the people’s expense — marking them as Leeches on the path to suck US dry)!

      Ron Paul has awoken the Sleeping Giant that is We, The People! We are growing in numbers and our voice is no longer distant thunder — but a Roaring Storm that’s approaching and eventually will wipe out the PUPPETEERS that have stolen Our Nation!

      We are the MANY, while the Criminals in Power, that want to control us, are the FEW (and their subhuman squeals are getting weaker)!

      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xq3BYw4xjxE)

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