Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Obama pulls ahead

AP – No one doubted that state Sen. Barack Obama had the credentials to run for the U.S. Senate, but many questioned his chances against a field that includes a multimillionaire political newcomer and a son of a Democratic power broker. [Yahoo! News – Politics]

It’s great to see Obama get the national attention ahead of Tuesday’s primary here in Illinois. My wife and I put an Obama sign in our yard a couple weeks ago, and I feel he’s the best candidate we have going into the general election. While there are other strong candidates in the field (and Blair Hull is not one of them; see here), only Obama has the potential to be a superstar on the national stage. He’s a committed lawmaker (the only one in the race who’s actually passed a law), an insanely smart individual, and brings a life story to the race that will earn him instant credibility on a range of issues.

The race will be close. Be sure to get out and vote on Tuesday, regardless of who you want to win.

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