Four Years Ago Today Obama Declared for the Presidency


It was four years ago today (Feb. 10, 2007) that then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) announced his candidacy for president at the State House in Springfield, Illinois. And consider this — only one Republican so far has even formed an exploratory committee: Herman Cain. At this point in the ’08 cycle, 17 candidates had either already declared their candidacy or formed an official committee to begin raising money.