17 January 2007

Springfield, IL ... Sound Familiar?

I haven't yet seen anyone comparing Obama to Abraham Lincoln (he's from Illinois, he's spent only a few years in the Senate, he's a charismatic speaker apparently above the fray, etc.), but I'm sure such comparisons are forthcoming ... and will be welcomed by those in the Obama camp.

Obama Starts ’08 Bid
The New York Times
January 16, 2007

Two years after arriving in Washington, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made clear on Tuesday his intention to enter the Democratic presidential race, creating an exploratory committee while preparing to open a full-fledged campaign next month to become the nation’s first black president. ... Obama said he would formally declare his intention to run on Feb. 10 in Springfield, Ill.

Here's Obama's announcement in full:

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