Even out here in California, Barack Obama is a big thing. Who is he? He's a candidate for the US Senate from Illinois. Out here, DNC candidates used him as part of their platform; Willie Brown loves him and is raising dough for him; and pretty much all Dems are correcting each other's pronunciation of this 42-year-old, magna cum laude from Havard Law, wondercandidate.
Hey look, he's got a blog.
Check him out. Good luck and Go Dems.