So it's official, Barack Obama picked Joe Biden, one of the most colorful characters out there.
BarackObama.com got the transformation right at 3 a.m. when Team Obama sent out the text messages. (Mine came in at 3:05.)
Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden rally live at 3 p.m. ET at BarackObama.com. Spread the word!
JoeBiden.com hasn't changed, and the Obama YouTube page still has the regular Obama logo.
This slightly bigger version is on the home page, which encourages supporters to send Biden a "welcome note."
The site reveals little into Obama's thinking for the decision, and I'm sure he'll outline it in depth during the Springfield event later.
When asking for donations, it states simply:
Barack has chosen Joe Biden to be his running mate.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the leaders who will bring the change our country needs. But they can't do it alone.
Show your support for the Obama-Biden ticket by making a donation today.
At 3:40, Team Obama sent over the text of an email that is winding through the series of tubes to supporters:
I have some important news that I want to make official.
I've chosen Joe Biden to be my running mate.
Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this afternoon in Springfield, Illinois -- the same place this campaign began more than 19 months ago.
I'm excited about hitting the campaign trail with Joe, but the two of us can't do this alone. We need your help to keep building this movement for change.
Please let Joe know that you're glad he's part of our team. Share your personal welcome note and we'll make sure he gets it:
— Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times
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