I'm stoked. This guy sounds freaking awesome!
Here's an excerpt of the article:
Obama touts non-political background
By Judy Keen, USA TODAY
CHICAGO — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who will announce Saturday that he's running for the Democratic presidential nomination, says the brevity of his political résumé is his "greatest strength."
His work as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, constitutional law professor and state legislator "provides me with insights into solving problems at the federal level and at the local level and at the neighborhood level," Obama said in an interview with USA TODAY. That experience "is what's needed right now," he said.
Obama, 45, has been in the U.S. Senate for two years and served seven years in the Illinois Senate.
Only New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton had more support for the nomination in a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken last month. Among respondents, 18% of Democrats and independents who lean Democrat supported Obama; 29% backed Clinton.
A year ago, Obama said, he didn't plan to run for president. But as he traveled across the USA campaigning for Democrats and signing his best-selling book The Audacity of Hope, he discovered "an enormous hunger for a new kind of politics — an enormous desire to end business as usual and to focus on a politics that brings us together."
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