Some say you can tell who's going to be VP by how many wiki edits their page is getting... it's almost as if somebody has millions of dollars to hire a lot of lobbyists to go to wiki war!
In 2008, as The Washington Post wrote at the time, "just hours before [Sen. John] McCain declared his veep choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, her Wiki page saw a flurry of activity, with editors adding details about her approval rating and husband's employment. ... Palin's entry was updated at least 68 times, with at least an additional 54 changes made to her entry over the preceding five days.
Meanwhile, the Post said, "on Aug. 22, the day before the Obama campaign officially named [then-Sen. Joe] Biden as the veep pick, Biden's Wiki page garnered roughly 40 changes. Over the five days prior, users would make at least 111 other changes to his entry."
So what's going on now with some of those said to be among the leading possibilities to be joining Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket?
— Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's Wiki page has been revised 16 times so far today, by someone called "River8009."
— Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's Wiki page has been revised nine times so far today and 11 times from Aug. 2-6.
— Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Wiki page has been tweaked four times today.
— Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's Wiki page has been edited once today, and 11 times from Aug. 2-6.
— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Wiki page hasn't been edited today, but was revised eight times from Aug. 3-4.
— New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte's Wiki page has not been touched today. It was last revised on July 28.
— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Wiki page hasn't been revised since July 24.