Sen. Obama won convincingly in the popular vote in Nebraska, Washington caucuses, Louisiana and Virgin Islands primaries. NYT. His “victory” speech in Virginia below:
Also, Mark Cuban wrote a post yesterday endorsing Michael Bloomberg for president. Nice to see Bloomberg’s name bandied about again, but personally I’m pulling for an Obama-Bloomberg ticket.
UPDATE: Obama had another spectacular caucus showing today to beat Hillary in Maine and also beat Bill Clinton (among others) to win his second Grammy for best spoken word, this time for The Audacity of Hope.
One Year Ago: Obama Declares
It’s a chilly morning in LA — would be very hard to get out of bed if I weren’t already lightheaded pondering the exhilirating hours and days of work and hobby ahead. With the help of rising-star political reporter Jeremy Oberstein, my team at LAist is prepared to whoop everybody’s ass at full coverage of today’s democratic debate which CNN has — as they will — already dubbed something like Clinton vs. Obama in Hollywood.
There will be liveblogging (it’s live here). Here’s a quick link to LAist’s election coverage. I’m early to the day job as my eyes will surely be all over the place later this afternoon coordinating this effort.
I never expected a crucial, world-be-watching, future-of-our-great-grandchildren impacting, in advance of 24-state primary election event to fall at my feet ANYTIME in my life. So I’m not taking this lightly. And there’s also the fact that I’ve had a feeling it would come to this great day for my man Obama since my pre-grad school days in much-chillier Chicago.
Oh, and after you vote Tuesday, join us at Seven Grand for cocktails (first round on LAist & Answer with Action). We’ll celebrate, democracy, Super Tuesday, and, uh, I’ll also be celebrating my birthday.
Here’s a look back at Obama’s first visit to LA on his presidential campaign, last February 20. One of a few clips I came out of the event with:
This video is not the greatest — from my backup camera still digital — but figured I should share so you can get an idea of the energy of Cornelius’ energy and the incredible synced animation on the huge screens in the background. More on the show + details of my brief interview with the band later at LAist.