Multiple Reports: Obama Has Picked Joe Biden as VEEP

Barack Obama's much-anticipated text messages announcing his running mate will go out tomorrow, but CNN reports tonight that "multiple Democratic sources confirm ... that Sen. Barack Obama has selected Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice presidential nominee," and that Biden has accepted the gig (of course).

ABC's Jake Tapper reports:


The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.
Sources also tell ABC News that two others said to be finalists for the position of Obama's running mate -- Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Virginia Gov Tim Kaine -- have been told they have not been selected for the vice presidential slot.
AlterNet political reporter Steve Rosenfeld points out that Biden is being mentioned everywhere.

Of course, this is the time for grand political theater, and who knows what we'll really get tomorrow. Maybe this is some elaborate head-fake.

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