I guess it was rather early in the AM, yesterday, when I noted that the top news item on my Yahoo “home page” was that ‘ol Barack was about to announce a running mate. I could only imagine the millions who must’ve worn out their mice buttons throughout the day clicking on the refresh, over and over. I paid no attention at all, and then when I went to the gym at 4pm pacific, noted afterward on the locker-room TV that Matthews of “Hardball” infamy was being his usual self, acting as though American Civilization was on the cusp of some momentous event. Still no announcement… Ooh; Ah. Well, as I understood it, several “reasons” were proffered for the delay. “He wants to lure many more to sign up for the text message announcement,” of course so he can send out additional text messages for the remainder of the campaign to tell people just how it’s “the most important election of our time” (So send money. Now.), or, at least, the most important since the last one and of lesser importance than the next one, which, he would not say in any event but is implicit in the whole scam….