Okay, so there are rumors here, rumors there, and rumors everywhere else.  Rumors spinning around our heads.  So here comes a rumor that Barack Obama will announce Kathleen Sebelius for Vice President.  Tribble Ad Agency has a post up on its blog suggesting that the Obama campaign may have registered the domain name OBAMASEBELIUS.COM.  The evidence is very circumstantial, but it's worth a read.

They do an analysis for all the contending web sites, but the best evidence suggests an Obama-Sebelius ticket:

The Main BARACK OBAMA site is using Godaddy as their registrar and uses DomainControl.com as their DNS... pretty generic.. as anyone can pretty much do that...

Now were it get's interesting is the other contenders...

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.

It appears OBAMASEBELIUS.COM is owned by the Obama Campaign, and the `hidden' registration will turn into a website after the announcement. Our lead noted that a site is already being designed .. and advertising agencies are always full of leaks. Again file as rumor until verified...

We will compare the evidence we are allowed to show you without anyone getting fired.

So lets compare our suspect:

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.

So far a perfect match for Kathleen Sebelius

I don't necessarily put a lot of stock in this, but what the heck, I'm passing it along.

Tags: Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius (all tags)



my lil' birdie

had it as 60% chance Sebelius, 0% chance Clinton.

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-19 10:00AM | 0 recs
is that what young folk call it these days?

at least wash you hands after this time...

by zerosumgame 2008-08-19 10:11AM | 0 recs
your snark is on today!

... and when you're snarky, you're a lot more fun then when you're being trollish (is that trying to be serious? one can sometimes be mistaken).

I'm female, so ...

Heart your pussy today!

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-19 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Well, since I figure the Clinton only crowd is going to go ballastic, it's not going to make a whole lot of difference that they will all play they "How dare he pick her, it's an insult to Hillary" card in their 75 diaries going up after Obama picks...

Personally, I disagree. With Georgia flaming up, and McCain seeming to win the Iraq poll numbers, I think Wes, Hillary or Biden are better picks.

I like Sebelius early, not so much now.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-19 10:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

don't count out the ones who will object to HRC being chosen, they are already doing all they can to keep the lies and bullshit from the 90's alive and kicking, hell one of the most recent diaries is all about that. Then there are those making threats if he chooses anyone the don't like, so to try to pin it all on one segment is just dumb and dishonest;

Re: So am I... (2.00 / 2)

Hagel?  If it's Hagel, I might just sit this election out.

Linfar's co-blogger opposing John McCain
by psychodrew on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 07:03:01 PM PST
[ Parent | Reply to This ]

   Re: So am I... (2.00 / 1)

   You and me both.

   Obama/Clark (still dreaming)
    by spacemanspiff on Mon Aug 18, 2008 at 07:04:58 PM PST
    [ Parent | Reply to This ]

by zerosumgame 2008-08-19 10:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Yes, but it's NOT going to be Hagel, I doubt he was even vetted...and those posters will be OK with a number of picks.

The Hillary only crowd are digital....Hillary or they go McCain.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-19 10:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

your doubts aside the fact they made those statements puts them squarely into that same mind-set. And people have been stalked and harassed and had physical threats made against them here on NoDD for much much less. Yet you defend those two abusers.

by zerosumgame 2008-08-19 10:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Whether you want to believe it or not, there is a substantive difference between being unsure if he doesn't nominate the democrat you want and being unsure if he nominates a republican.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-19 10:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Wow, zerosumgame, way to abuse the ratings.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-20 02:59PM | 0 recs
Jesus, are you still on about this?

Okay, here's mine:

If Obama picks Bill O'Reilly for veep, I'm sitting this election out.

There. Now call me a PUMA too.

by warmwaterpenguin 2008-08-19 11:24AM | 0 recs
If Obama picks John McCain...

for veep, I'm not voting.  Heck, if he picks Karl Rove, I'm sitting this election out!  See?  I'm a PUMA too.


by Elsinora 2008-08-19 11:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I actually don't care if he picks Sebelius.  And I'm on the record as opposing an Obama/Clinton stalker.

By the way, I'm still waiting for that proof.

by psychodrew 2008-08-19 10:59AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I'm perfectly okay with whomever he chooses.

by Beltway Dem 2008-08-19 11:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

People ought to remember that the vice presidency is hardly a prize of great importance.  The only benefit is getting a leg up to run for president in 2016, but it would basically be a demotion for any sitting Senator.

by CA Pol Junkie 2008-08-19 01:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Georgia, Schmorgia. It's the economy, stupid! Go with the Gov. who turned her state budget and economy around. Twice named among the best governors in the USA! She's super-effective!

I think the tribble lead is BS, but I am 100% on the Sebelius Bandwagon. VP in 2008, President in 2016, I am on board. (and no, I am not in Kansas)

by X Stryker 2008-08-19 10:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I personally open my gifts on Christmas day and try not to speculate too much before that

by Dog Chains 2008-08-19 10:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I am a glutton and a drunkard.  I have no discipline.  I open and rewrap my presents over and over again.

by Beltway Dem 2008-08-19 10:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Interesting. But tomorrow Obama has a scheduled meeting with Tim Kaine in Virginia, so this could be the time that Obama makes the announcement.

Too bad ESP does not exist.

by Zzyzzy 2008-08-19 10:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Hell to the yes. Fact is, whatever's happening in Iraq and Georgia, people are gonna end up focused more on their own economic woes.

by Cincinnatus 2008-08-19 10:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Mojo'd and Rec'd. I wonder - should get to an emergency room if I have a rec-tion that lasts more than 4 hours? This is really hard.

by QTG 2008-08-19 10:11AM | 0 recs
But has it been hard...

for four hours yet? :-P

by Elsinora 2008-08-19 11:46AM | 0 recs
It's going to be ....

It's going to be ....
It's going to be ....
It's going to be ....
It's going to be ....

Can we please just let it be ;)

by jsfox 2008-08-19 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: It's going to be ....

This is sorta fun, I think.

by Beltway Dem 2008-08-19 10:18AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

The bumper stickers need to read "Obama/Kathleen."

She did not marry into the most attractive last name in the world.

At.  All.

by AlexScott 2008-08-19 10:12AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Agreed.  Sounds a bit too much like "sucubus"

by XoFalconXo 2008-08-19 10:18AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I bet if you did that domain search, the probably already bought Obama/Baye, ObamaBiden, and any other combo out there. That is what campaigns do before they even start. They think of all the possible scenarios and buy them before someone else tries to take them for nafarious purposes.

by IowaMike 2008-08-19 10:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Go read the link.  They test those theories.

by Beltway Dem 2008-08-19 10:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

They didn't test all of them.  Obamarichardson.com produces a match which is just as close, and yet the domain was registered in 2004 three days before Obama gave his speech at the Democratic convention.

People register these sorts of domains all the time in hope that they can later sell them.  Obamasebelius.com was registered on Jan 15, 2007.

As a clue it's interesting, but that's all.

by IncognitoErgoSum 2008-08-19 11:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Well I will say this.  I will vote for Obama (as of right now).  I DO however- don't think one ounce badly of Hillary supporters who vote for McCain.  We are all free in this country to vote for whomever we choose- for WHATEVER reasons we choose.  Couldn't it be possible that some Hillary voters feel as though McCain is a better pick than Obama?  I mean, maybe their only issue is experience.  Maybe they are mad at the DNC for all it's shenanigans.  Maybe they just don't like Obama for many, many, many other reasons.  Come on people- these are NOT crazy people- they are voters.  Obama must win them, or it is his fault.  So you can bash ex-Clinton McCain voters- but it will get you no where (and, it's kinda group-think, cultish weirdness in my opinion).  

by easyE 2008-08-19 10:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

People can vote for McCain if they want to.  I just don't think they should continue to call themselves Democrats after they have done that.  That's my opinion.  I am as entitled to it as they are to their vote.

by Beltway Dem 2008-08-19 10:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?


Well, I would buy your argument, except 90% of the Big Kitty crowd is more personally ticked in that Clinton lost via some deep dark sexist conspiracy in the Media/the DNC/Obama/Pelosi/The Bilderbergs/Jimmy Hoffa/The NFl...

What I hear is cognative dissonance like the woman on Larry King who said:

'I am a life long Feminist, and I am voting for McCain to punish the Democractic party for it's sexist behavior towards Hillary."

Ok, that is like contributing to the tabacco defense fund after your mom dies of cancer?

At least, vote for Nader or McKinney.

To vote COUNTER your agenda to punish a slight against it is crazed thinking.

In fact, be truthful.

This is NOT about experience, though that is why they probably preferred Senator Clinton in the first place.

This is about anger. Punishment, revenge and anger.

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-19 11:02AM | 0 recs

suggests to me that it's actually Sebelius.  You would probably announce Bayh or Kaine in Indiana or Virginia, respectively.  You would probably announce HRC in either Arkansas or New York.

The symbolism of Springfield is anti-Washington; if anything, Biden is completely Washington.  Picking Saturday sort of implies Obama knows he'll get some heat for the pick and does not want overbearing coverage of the event.

That we'll have a black guy nad a woman on the ticket makes me proud, if it happens; I just believe that the decision is wrong if Sebelius is the choice as the media narrative and perception will probably be incredibly harsh towards Sebelius regardless of the reality.  I'm guessing Davis, Schmidt, and McCain would love it if Obama picked Sebelius.

by Blazers Edge 2008-08-19 11:21AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I really hate adding fuel to the fire. But y'know, even though ObamaHillary.com is owned by someone, ObamaClinton.com is also owned by proxy.

by vcalzone 2008-08-19 11:48AM | 0 recs
BREAKING: CBS News Reports

Obama to announce VP choice by text Friday afternoon.

by Zzyzzy 2008-08-19 11:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

She's my first choice, but unfortunately I don't think she's going to be chosen. I've barely heard her mentioned lately.

by democrattotheend 2008-08-19 01:05PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

I hope you're right!

by Dreorg 2008-08-19 01:38PM | 0 recs
by Fistjab 2008-08-19 01:55PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

Biden's claiming that it isn't him (unless he doesn't know yet).

by rfahey22 2008-08-19 02:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

My take is either they don't know (all the major names being bandied about) or it's a major head fake, and someone like...oh, maybe Wes Clark will come out of the woodwork to be the guy...

Yeah, I just grabbed that name, nope, no reason or personal preferences at all....

by WashStateBlue 2008-08-19 02:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Obama/Sebelius?

ObamaSebelius.com was registered in January of 2007.  ObamaKaine.com was registered in February of 2007.  ObamaRichardson.com was registered in July of 2004.

I suspect if you dig around you'll find Obama<xxx>.com registrations for just about any plausible combination of xxx you can think of... and the existence of these registrations means only that someone out there thought there was a possibility, no matter how remote, that Obama would run for President and would pick xxx as his running mate.

I hear that Irish bookmakers are giving 350:1 odds on Paris Hilton being Obama's veep pick; wanna bet there's an ObamaHilton.com?  (There is; it was registered August 6, 2008.)

by ab9rf 2008-08-21 07:12AM | 0 recs


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