That Barack Obama is so coy. We’ve been waiting for months for the Democrats’ Intended to reveal his choice of (running) mate to the watching-and-waiting American public. And so far, you know, zilch. As we’ve been collectively plodding through one of the most drawn-out public courtships in Nominee Bachelor history (the awkward group dates! the intimate, one-on-one outings!), our anticipation—not to mention our speculation—has been building. Frenzy, meet frustration. (Hey, Obama, just give someone your rose already!)

But then, this morning, Politico reports that the Final Rose may soon be bestowed. Our national nightmare of unknowingness (when it comes to Obama, anyway—McCain’s still playing coy) may soon be ending. Beause this week, Politico says, this week of weeks:

Love is in the air!
Oooh oooh oooh, Oooh oooh oooh
Love is in the air!
Oooh oooh oooh, Oooh oooh oooh

Okay, what they actually say is more along the lines of, “Obama likely to announce VP this week.” But, still! This is it, guys! We’re finally—this week—going to learn the identity of Obama’s Intended! Very exciting.

Now, one could quibble and note that, Obama’s convention starting exactly a week from today and all, there’s really no other week but this one left for him to announce his veep choice. One could note the myriad times when other publications have predicted the Veep Revelation’s timing prematurely. Or one could note the extremity of the base-covering with which Politico has presented the finer details of its predictions when it comes the timing of Obama’s announcement. (“A person familiar with the campaign’s planning noted that Obama’s schedule at the end of this week is open, but said the announcement could come ‘as late as the weekend’….There’s also a chance that the Summer Olympics, which run through next Sunday, could push the campaign to delay the move until the beginning of the Democratic National Convention the next day.”)

But, you know, details. And hey, who are we to argue with Love? Especially this week, when that Love is so clearly in the air? (Oooh oooh oooh!) See you at the Rose Ceremony!

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.