Obama announces candidacy for the presidency

LINK: Obama announces candidacy for the presidency, Springfield, Ill. Feb. 10, 2007


On this bitterly cold day in February, approximately 16,000 people showed up in Springfield to hear Obama’s announcement of his candidacy for the presidency of the United States.  The event opens with Obama’s senatorial colleague, Dick Durbin, introducing him. It featured many elements what would become staples of Obama rallies for the next 21 months: the up-front acknowledgements, the U2 opening song, the signs, etc.

Published on April 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

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