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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Draft Obama group forming in Oregon

There's a draft Obama group forming in Oregon. From OPB:
The next presidential election is two years away. But some Oregonians have already picked their candidate - they've just formed a local branch of a national Draft Barack Obama group.

The Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois is contemplating a run for president in 2008.

Jason Owens, a computer engineer in Portland, says he's already laying the ground work for an Oregon campaign for Senator Obama.
The article transcript is a little short on details (it's always amazing how little information can be conveyed by the spoken as opposed to the written word,) but apparently this Owens fellow is not connected to the Democratic Party nor Obama. If it's a case of a normal person getting involved, that would be one positive aspect of Obama's candidacy. A healthy democracy needs lots of normal people involved, to keep us political junkies in line.

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