Sure, it was six degrees while I was jogging, but the news was good!
Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey drew 30,000 people in South Carolina. Funny how the MPR commentators kept questioning whether or not Winfrey's clout will matter. Has anyone else drummed up that many people in one place? Oprah's influence may not be as direct as people imagine but just think of all that contact info on 30,000 people: potential volunteers, donors, and voters.
Then I got to hear a snippet of Al Gore's speech as he accepted the Nobel Prize!
A good day for this unapologetic left-leaner, when Gore gets the big prize and Dems draw 30,000. I'm catching a little bit of that Obama fever myself. Even though John Edwards is more progressive on paper, I can't help but think that Obama may be a JFK in the making. JFK ran on a considerably more conservative platform than his presidential policies turned out to be. Maybe once he's safely ensconced, Obama will do the same?