Not much of a surprise I guess…
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama is preparing to file the necessaryNow let’s see if the press can stop confusing him with Osama.
paperwork to create a committee to explore a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a source close to Obama and a local Chicago broadcast news report.
"It's going to come this week," a source close to Obama, D-Illinois, told CNN.
Chicago television station WMAQ, citing sources "who work for Senator Obama," also reported the exploratory committee papers will be filed by the end of the week and that Obama could make a campaign visit to Iowa this weekend.
Update: Ooops! Another accident. Obama “accidentally” labeled as sex offender this time. Darn media, so clumsy.
Update II: Obama confirms exploratory committee story (video) .
Update III: The SJ-R is reporting Obama may formally announce his candidacy next month here in Springfield. Now THAT would be cool.