Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Good news and bad news for Obama
Senator Barack Obama's run for the Democratic Presidential nomination has been filled with some wins and losses, some peaks and valleys. His victory in the the South Carolina primary on Saturday gave his campaign a major boost, and coupled with that on Monday he was endorsed by the Royal Family of the USA, the Kennedys.
However, on Monday it was also revealed that a contributor to Obama's campaign, Antoin "Tony" Rezko, was arrested on charges of fraud, attempted extortion and money laundering. Rezko is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 25. Obama has not been accused of any wrongdoing, but his opponent Hillary Clinton isn't letting go of the issue.
Well, as the Democratic presidential race moves toward a 22-state showdown on February 5, (Super Tuesday), we'll see how things pan out. I couldn't help noticing that Obama's main campaign slogan is is "Stand for Change", which is reminscent of the DLP's recent party slogan "Time for Change". Hopefully that rallying cry will work for him as well as it did for PM Thompson et al....