On a day that Iowans said felt historic, Barack Obama asked them to join him on his “improbable quest” for the presidency, stressing that when ordinary citizens join together, they can accomplish extraordinary things.RunObama.com has "A Ridiculously Long Obama Roundup."
“I want to win,” Obama, 45, told the crowd of about 2,500 people at John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, the second stop on his announcement tour. “But I don’t just want to win. I want to transform this country, and the only way I’m going to do it is if you make this a vehicle for your hopes and dreams.”
When the crowd groaned when it was announced Obama’s time was up, he promised many future visits — this was his fourth trip to Iowa as a senator — including some small group get-togethers.
“Let’s face it, the novelty’s going to wear off and you’re going to be, ‘Oh, it’s Obama again. He’s coming through town. Ballgame’s on, I’ve got other things to do'.”
Obama is scheduled to head to Iowa Falls this morning, then Ames, then Chicago.
The 2008 presidential election will be held on Nov. 4, 2008. The Iowa caucuses are tentatively scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
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