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Monday, October 23, 2006
Obama's thinking about it
On Meet the Press, Obama said he's considering running for President in 2008. I'll have to up his odds a little over on the right, because that's the most clear statement he's made yet. I've had my suspicions that he would run, and of course there's still a large chance he might not (for family reasons, I think), but now it seems like he's pretty close.

Here are my previous notes on Obama:

10/18/06: If he doesn't run, it will be for family reasons
10/12/06: I still think he's running
10/4/06: I think he's running
9/14/06: Obama should run, and probably will
8/18/06: I think he could run
6/29/06: I argue that Obama is a different kind of politician
6/19/06: WaPo speculation
5/25/06: I notice that he's hired some big-name consultants
12/15/05: Obama could be the kind of uniter people are looking for in '08 after Bush
12/6/05: I argue that Obama needs to get out of the Senate, perhaps into the IL governorship, or the VP spot. And I up him in my Presidential odds.
10/3/05: I note that I love Gore, but that I might support Obama over him if Obama runs.
11/9/04: I put Obama in my "Wild Ideas" category of candidates for 2008 Democratic nomination
posted by CB @ 11:36 AM  
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