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Friday, February 02, 2007

Obama's Army Of Celebs: Are The Stars Really Aligned?

CINCINNATI (TDD) -- The draft Obama movement has a cute gimmick up on its Web site -- a list of stars and tycoons and celebrities who are "honorary members" of the drive to get the Illinois Democrat into the '08 presidential race. The kind words by folks like George Clooney and billionaire Warren Buffet aren't official endorsements, but they read like high praise.

Here's Buffet, the sage of Omaha, who is America's second richest man and is giving his wealth away: "I've got a conviction about him that I don't get very often. He has as much potential as anyone I've seen to have an important impact over his lifetime on the course America takes. If he can do an ounce better with me, fine."

And Clooney, whose dad, Nick, is a columnist at the Cincinnati Post: "He possesses the one quality that you cannot teach and you can't learn . . .He is a leader, He walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere."

And the Biggest O of All, Oprah: "I think his sense of hope and optimism for this country and what is possible for the United States is the kind of think I would like to get behind."

Read all the "endorsements" that has found. On Feb. 10, when the senator speaks in Springfield, we'll find out if he's running.

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