06 March 2008

Obama--the Candidate of the Masses

Obama raised a record $55 million in February. What's really important is how. Nearly 3/4 of a million donors, over half of them first time contributors to the Obama campaign, with more than 90% of the donations being under $100.

When Obama won his Senate race in in '04 and gave the keynote speech at the Dem convention, I thought he seemed like the kind of person who could reconnect Democrats with average middle-of-the-road Americans. Gee, ain't I prescient. This is impressive, though, and one of the reasons I could consider voting for him. Our recent presidents have been too divisive, inadvertently or not. Granted, the right-wing will always hate him, but the vital American middle may finally have someone to rally around.

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