Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There’s an app for that.
The Republican’s campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out who Romney chooses “before the press and just about everyone else (except maybe Ann).”
“It’s a question everyone’s asking: Who will be Mitt Romney’s VP? There’s no telling when that answer might come,” the campaign said.
But it will come in the next few weeks, perhaps even in the next few days.
As is typical of the process, Romney’s running-mate search has been a secretive affair, with only a handful of his closest advisers involved. Aides at his Boston headquarters are planning for the roll-out although they have no information about the candidates being considered or when an announcement might happen. Many aides are relying on news reports to anticipate potential candidates and making guesses about where the presumptive ticket would make its first appearance.
The Republican National Convention starts Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., and the vice presidential nominee typically is announced before delegates arrive in the host city.