The text-messaging stunt didn’t work for me, thankfully, as 3 am isn’t exactly the height of my day.
I expected him to make a safe, uncontroversial choice, but it’s curious that he did not go to someone that could push over a purple state. It’s a long-view plan, not only planning on Biden’s gravitas as a statesman to count more than a bump in one state, but also looking ahead to the actual presidency. The more I think about it, the better it looks.
I still think the most revealing thing I’ve read about Obama is that he is a very conservative poker player. He seems to run his campaign in the same controlled, deliberate way to make sure that at the end of the day he is ahead.