Monday, January 07, 2008

"Believers Flock to see Obama in the Flesh"

Barack Obama is nearly two hours late when he takes the stage, flashes that smile, and says in that instantly recognisable baritone: "Good afternoon, believers."

And they do believe: teenage girls pressing against the crowd control barricades to take pictures with their mobile phones; middle-aged couples carrying copies of Obama's memoir for signing; fathers with children perched on their shoulders, getting an early lesson in politics.

Everybody wants to say they have seen Obama - up close . . .

Believers flock to see Obama in the flesh Suzanne Goldenberg in Derry, New Hampshire. The Guardian January 7, 2008.