Thousands volunteer for candidate Obama in Nevada
By Kathryn Reed | May 31, 2007
RENO, Nevada (Reuters) -
In Nevada, a state of mostly desert, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is quickly nurturing a grass-roots campaign, with a rally on Thursday showing such efforts are generating enthusiasm.
More than 3,500 people filled a Reno park to hear the 45-year-old senator from Illinois. At a press conference after the rally, he talked about the importance of attracting ordinary voters back into the political process.
"My campaign is bringing in new people. It is galvanizing people," Obama said.
Helping spread the word is his army of volunteers. More than 5,000 have signed up in Nevada to try to make Obama the Democratic candidate for president in the November 2008 election.
Pretty damn impressive. No endorsement or non endorsement, but am I missing something? I thought he started out very strong, but in the debate I was underwhelmed.
Guess he'll have another chance at me this Sunday.