Joel Connelly (Seattle P-I):
As political junkies buzzed over the $25 million collected by his campaign, a Barack Obama donor from our town's Capitol Hill voiced quiet amusement at "the backpedaling back in the Beltway."
"I was one of the 100,000 little donors," my friend Nancy proudly announced.
The 2008 race looks wide open. Why can't we open up the contest, host the contenders, and welcome as many voters as possible to participate?