Offering frequent news and analysis from the majestic Evergreen State and beyond, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Obama's officially in

Illinois Senator and traditional media darling Barack Obama officially launched a campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States today, filing paperwork to create a presidential exploratory committee that will allow him to fundraise and set up his campaign.

Obama's announcement is not a surprise, but his entrance into the race will change the dynamic. If Obama doesn't win in the primaries and caucuses, look for him to become a likely vice presidential choice. His presence on the ticket would greatly strengthen the presidential candidacy of whoever does capture the nomination.

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