I read about him after the keynote speech. His road to his state senate seat involved smearing first his democratic opponent and then his republican opponent. but hey...chicago politics is a rough business right?
When he appeared at the Democratic national Convention in 2004, I knew he would be the chosen one, I mean that was his coming out party. The new and improved liberal. They set set Hillary aside for younger and more charismatic. The new liberal media darling
He had been a freshman senator. I said out loud, OMG, this is the lefts new tool, watch the faces of those on the floor listening to him
LOL, he talks about jobs and Government is not the answer
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQkJNVsgKM"]YouTube - Barack Obama 2004 DNC Speech Part 1[/ame]
Oh, and he said he is "a believer in knowing what you are doing, when you apply for a job"
One thing for sure, I heard his speech and that was not enough for ME to vote for him. Throughout ALL of his campaign I waited and wanted to hear something that would convince me he was the one - but that something never came.
I didn't see the 2004 Demo con. So the first I heard of him was when he wound up running unopposed for the Illinois senate seat. (I think some Republican tried to come up from North Carolina to oppose him, but that went nowhere)
After that, he went back down the memory hole. His activity in the senate was so negligible that I forgot all about him until Iowa.
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