New technology and campaigning

Is Senator Barack Obama, so isolationist (or so afraid that because he doesn't look like other presidents on $$$ bills) that potential vice president running mates don't want to be seen with him?  Or are he and his advisers just exceedingly clever, using modern technology effectively and creatively?Andrew Malcolm, via the LA Times blog, revealsAn e-mail just sent out says Obama "is about to choose a running mate." And when word comes, it will come by text message, e-mail and on the campaign website.The usual scenario is for the (presumably)  lucky pick to appear side by side with the presidential nominee and other important pols and supporters, smiling and waving to carefully selected, adoring, cheering  crowds with appropriate cheery sounds and banners in the background.  But now Obama is supposedly lolling around in Hawaii, one of his home states.  Aside from Obama's slogan, change we can believe in, why the change? ...(Read Full Post)