Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Obama Joins the Fray

Obama's in, shocker there. On February 10th, he'll tell us if he is in it for the long haul. Nichols has some insight on that:
As Obama made the rounds of state party conventions, fundraising events and rallies during the 2006 Congressional election season, grassroots Democrats remembered his inspired speaking in Boston, rather than his uninspired votes in Washington. And they gave him a welcome that most politicians can only dream of.

The message from the party base was clear: Clinton had not closed the deal. There was an opening for another first-tier contender in the Democratic race, and Obama could take it.

Instantaneously, Obama was a contender and thus began the process that culminated with Tuesday's announcement of the exploratory committee.
Which will lead to his official announcement in February.

The plot thickens.


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