January 16, 2007

Obama starts his run

From AP:

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday he is taking the initial step in a presidential bid that could make him the nation’s first black to occupy the White House. Obama announced on his Web site that he was filing a presidential exploratory committee. He said he would announce more about his plans in his home state of Illinois on Feb. 10.

Barack Obama has announced what we all already knew. He’s the first black politician to launch a credible bid for the White House. His opponents claim he’s not been clear about his views, and that Democrats don’t yet know what they’d be voting for.

There’s some truth in that, but his freshness has got to be a good reason to vote for him after eight years of Bush. And Hillary Clinton will still be worried that her once sure-fire candidacy will be snatched by the Illinois senator.

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  1. I do hope Obama gets the democrat nomination because he has fresh idea’s and is willing to make difficult choices plus he remind me of President David Palmer so he’s bound to be good if I had a vote I would vote for him tomorrow, the trouble is can’t see him getting the south to vote for him. Imagine a ticket with Obama and Clinton on it that would make a number of firsts for US politicsif they were to win

    17 Jan 2007, 19:11

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