Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Obama to run in '08

Let the MSM orgasm begin. From Breitbart/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, http://www.barackobama.com , 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.

"I certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago," Obama said in a video posting. "I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. So I've spent some time thinking about how I could best advance the cause of change and progress that we so desperately need."

Obama, a little more than two years into his Senate term, is the most inexperienced candidate considering a run for the Democratic nomination, but nonetheless ranks as a top contender. His appeal on the stump, his unique background, his opposition to the Iraq war and the fact that he is a fresh face set him apart in a competitive race that also is expected to include front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Obama has some solid executive credentials in his resumé. What...he was never an executive? OK, well at least he has sponsored some impressive Senate legislation in his two year stint. What...he hasn't done much in the Senate? OK, well...uh...he cares. And he's smart. And he's articulate. And he's black. And if you don't vote for him, you're a bigot. So there!

"Vote for Obama, or you're a racist." I may have just come up with the Dems' 2008 slogan! Or maybe "that's OBAMA, not Osama! I'm not THAT guy!" Any other slogan ideas?