Smartphone users will be the first to know who Mitt Romney has chosen as his vice presidential pick, the Romney campaign said Tuesday as it unveiled a new smartphone app.
Mitt’s VP app, available for Apple and Android devices, promises “an exclusive notice of his VP selection before anyone else,” according to an email to supporters from campaign adviser Beth Myers. It will unveil “America’s comeback team,” the Romney campaign’s name for the GOP ticket.
On the site for the app is this pitch: “It’s a question everyone’s asking: who will be Mitt Romney’s VP? There’s no telling when that answer might come. But when it does, be the first to find out and access exclusive content with the Mitt’s VP app.”
The 2008 Obama campaign sent supporters a text message announcing Joe Biden as VP pick early in the morning of Aug. 23, 2008. Obama appeared with Biden later that day. The campaign was able to use the phone numbers it had collected to stay in touch with supporters.