"We will have an announcement very soon," said Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Monday.I am expecting Obama to hold a press conference next month on the day after Washington's Birthday, and then try to imply that he didn't want to draw parallels between himself and George Washington.
Obama will make his 2008 White House run official any day now. I'm told by the Obama camp: "standby."
"Could be as early as this week," said Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs.
Obama spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Day memorial in Harvey, a south suburban Chicago suburb and then took questions from reporters. ...
Obama's own words:
"We will have an announcement very soon but I didn't want to use this day to indicate my plans because I am humbled by what Dr. King accomplished.
"And I don't think that-you know-whatever my political plans are are comparable to the heroic struggles that he went through and I don't want to draw false parallels."
Update: I was a little off. Obama is reportedly going for Lincoln's birthday, as of Feb. 9.
Update: Sure enough, Obama used Lincoln's birthday to compare himself to Pres. Lincoln.