On January 20, 2005, Chicago Tribune writer Eric Zorn penned a blog post entitled '08 reasons why Obama will run for president in 2008.
Looking ahead almost 4 years, Zorn observes:
- "Sure, Obama is a huge celebrity now" but his star might fade
- Democrats would not choose Clinton due to her status as a "poisonously polarizing figure"
- Senator John McCain will be too old to run for President in 2008
- "Obama is the Midas of fundraisers" because he had $600k in his campaign fund (Obama's campaign raised $150 million September 2008 alone)
[Then Obama spokesman Robert] Gibbs denied again Wednesday that Obama will run in 2008.Thanks, Ryan!
Don't you believe it.