Random thoughts and questions about Barack Obama and his run for the White House.
When Obama formally announces his candidacy, he plans to do it here in Springfield. But where? It would be great if it were outdoors or in some large venue where we could all go and see him kick off what could be a historic bid for the presidency. Maybe in front of Union Station? But there would need to be an indoor Plan B in case of bad weather.
Say Obama goes all the way and is elected president in 2008. Who will Gov. Blagojevich appoint to serve out Obama’s term? Who will run for the seat in 2010?
Obama needs to work on his “Uhs”. Eric Zorn has more.
I did not know this: “…Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson, a governor of Illinois who lost to Republican Dwight Eisenhower, had his national campaign headquarters in Springfield.” Obama’s headquarters will be in Chicago.
If Obama is elected, it will be the first time in my life I’ll be older than the President of the United States. What a drag it is getting old.
Update: Obama just another Jerry Brown?