I’ve seen people at Kos and Balloon Juice pissed at Obama that they didn’t get their text message and instead found out about Biden via the traditional media. If someone from Obama’s camp leaked then, yes they have legitiment reason to be pissed.
However as it stands, it is rumored to be either a “high level Democrat” (likely) or a Secret Service Agent (unlikely). Either of those, would not be Obama’s fault. Thus anger is misplaced.
I have seen people feeling they were being screwed, and promising to withhold support for Obama. Something along the lines of broken promises, or as I just listened to Lynn Sweet on MSNBC say…a “broken social contract”. Really?
Look, this is transparently simple. The text messaging thing was a way for Obama to get your cell phone number to add to his ground game. Nothing more. If you are really that bummed out or surprised that the pick leaked before the text went out then you don’t know politics. If the leak pissed you off to the point that you are going to vote against, or withhold support from Obama, then you need to seriously check yourself and remind yourself of the disaster of the last seven and a half years.
And, if the leak did come from the Obama camp (which I HIGHLY doubt, they’ve been way too disciplined), then that’s a major gaff and they’ve shot themselves in the foot needlessly. Thankfully it was on a Friday night, and won’t hit the RADAR between Biden and the Dem convention starting Monday.