Obama revs up as race begins

President George W Bush has two years of his Oval Office term left to run, but the battle to replace him has already begun.

20th January, 2007

President George W Bush has two years of his Oval Office term left to run, but the battle to replace him has already begun.

The American political world was electrified last week by the announcement by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois that he was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run. The move was widely seen as a precursor to the official declaration of a White House candidacy.

Obama’s decision delighted many grassroots members...

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