Barack Obama could announce VP candidate by text

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Barack Obama could announce his choice for vice president as soon as tomorrow morning. When he does, his campaign says that Obama's supporters, and anyone who has signed up online, will be the first to learn the news because they'll receive a text message from the candidate on their cell phones.

All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with Future Tense's Jon Gordon about what this means for the campaign and for voters.

To read more about technology, go to Jon Gordon's Future Tense blog from American Public Media.

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