Yesterday, Barack Obama released the following announcement on his website:
By Sam Graham-Felsen – Apr 25th, 2008 at 2:00 pm EDT Also listed in: SFBO BlogToday, we announce the Vote for Change drive, an unprecedented 50-state voter registration and mobilization drive, in which we will bring thousands of new people into the political process.On May 10th, there will be voter registration events in all 50 states. Click on the map below to find an event in your area and bring new voters into our democracy…
Voter registration and expanding participation in the process is more than a campaign strategy; it’s a vital part of Barack’s identity.
When Obama graduated from Harvard Law School, he could have taken a high paying job at a private law firm, but instead, he chose to return to Chicago and run a voter registration drive that brought thousands of new voters into the process and changed Illinois’ politics.
Watch the video detailing Obama’s work with Project Vote…
“If we’re going to push back on the special interests and finally solve the challenges we face, we’re going to need everyone to get involved,” said Senator Obama. “Over the next six months, Vote for Change is going to bring new participants into the process, adding scores of new voices to this critical dialogue about our future. I started my career as a community organizer, and I worked to register voters in communities where hope was all but lost. I’ve seen what can happen when Americans re-engage and take ownership in the process.”
Find a voter registration event in your neck of the woods at My.BarackObama.com/voteforchange.
And if you want to take an active role in the campaign all summer, apply for the Obama Organizing Fellowship today. Watch this video intro from Barack and apply…
This campaign has never been about one person, but about all of us working together for a new kind of politics, a stronger democracy, and a better future for our country. It is premised on the idea that we are all better off when we take a stake in each other’s lives.
Our campaign’s recent voter registration drives have registered more than 200,000 new Democrats in Pennsylvania, more than 115,000 new Democrats in North Carolina, and more than 150,000 new Democrats in Indiana. Those numbers just scratch the surface of what’s possible.
“We’ve already seen amazing new enthusiasm and involvement over the course of this campaign, and now we’re taking that excitement to the next level in all 50 states,” said deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand. “We’ve seen too many elections where turnout was less than 50 percent. At this critical time in our history, we know we can do better—this year and beyond.”
So, this is the beginning of Obama preparing to become the nominee. Although not an official statement, it appears that Obama is planning on becoming the nominee, and this is his way of preparing to launch a general election campaign. I mean, I think it’s pretty well known that Clinton has almost no chance of winning, but I still think it’d be funny if this came to haunt him and he lost the nomination. And that would pretty much guarantee the win for John McCain come November.
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