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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Hey Obama lovers! Want to talk about Obama until your ears bleed?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 3, 2008 at 10:59 AM

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It's down to the wire in the exciting, madcap, world of caucusing!

by Benjamin Wachs

God how I envy the Iowans: they get to have their caucus tomorrow and then ignore the presidential race until the conventions. That's the good life. For the rest of us … well … what kind of masochist thinks that we haven’t heard enough about the presidential candidates yet?

If you’re that kind of masochist, filled with a hope so audacious it burns, you’ll find fellowship and the company of people just as crazy as you tomorrow night when the Obama campaign holds an “Obama Caucus Viewing Party” at Tosca’s Café in North Beach. Because what says “fun” like drinking with other people who want to vote for the exact same guy you want to vote for and talking about how much you want other people to vote for him? Oh baby!

Special guest speakers will include California State Senator Elaine Alquist, San Francisco School Board member Hydra Mendoza, and Obama for America Regional Field Director Brent Messenger. I'm guessing they'll all talk about Obama ... though anything could happen!

Mind you, it IS an awfully exciting time for Obama supporters: in just a few short months Obama has gone from a long-shot outsider candidate everybody loved to being just as annoying as Hillary Clinton. And tomorrow night he might even prove that he’s more attractive to the insular citizens of a frigid, corn-based economy than any other Democrat in America.

Good luck with that. Seriously.

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