Barack Obama live and streaming
In just moments Barack Obama is expected to announce his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for President.
Yeah, yeah, we already knew he was running... This just makes it official. The campaign is producing a live video stream from his website right now... Check it out.
I'll have more on this event later.
UPDATE: And I've only got one word to describe it... Inspiring. I never thought I could vote for Obama. I mean, who the hell does he think he is. The guy is a freshman Senator from a under-reported state for a mere 2 years... what does he have to offer America. I'll tell you: HOPE.
It was truly amazing to hear the guy speak at length. I'd heard sound bites and fluff speeches from him, but never anything like I saw today.
I also had no idea he was such a populist. We're talking Roosevelt populist. But that seemed to work out okay for him. He called for the government to put broadband internet in inner cities and rural areas. He wants universal healthcare by 2012. He's the brown John Edwards minus the great hair.
I was also impressed with his lack of partisan bickering. He never mentioned Bush, Republicans, or Conservatives by name. Sure he said we've been suffering from a lack of leadership for the past 6 years, but I think at this point, even Bush would agree with that statement.
Finally, Obama made a believer out of at least one Democratic hold-out. I'm not saying I'm definately going to vote for the guy, but I'm no longer going to rule it out. And that's better than I can say for some of the other candidates... Hillary included.