Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) may not have decided whether now is the time for him to seek the White House, but Draft Obama sure has.
A 60-second ad urging the junior senator to enter the race will debut in New Hampshire on Wednesday and run through Christmas Day. It is also making its way onto Washington, D.C., airwaves this week. The Jackson Group's Bud Jackson, who produced the ad gratis, confirmed it is the first TV spot of the 2008 election.
Schultz said she approached Ben Stanfield -- a 25-year-old Maryland-based non-political computer technician who created the Draft Obama Web site on Oct. 2, 2005 -- to see if she could purchase the site from him. Instead, he offered to let her join him, and Draft Obama was born. "Most of us have day jobs," she said of the group's volunteers, but she added that they would likely try to join an Obama campaign should one materialize.