And so it begins
Obama-mania reaches New Hampshire:
The political phenomenon known as Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) descended Sunday on the state with the nation's first presidential primary, drawing enthusiastic crowds and trailed by a huge media horde as he continued to stoke interest in a possible bid for the White House in 2008.
It was standing-room-only at a book signing Sunday morning in the seacoast town of Portsmouth, where the 750 available tickets were snapped up within hours of being made available to the public early last week. Here in Manchester, 1,500 people paid $25 apiece to hear him speak at a celebration of the New Hampshire Democratic Party's historic victories in last month's midterm elections.
On all the press attention he's receiving, Obama said he's "baffled."
“It is flattering to get a lot of attention, although I must say it is baffling.”
Yea, I can see your confusion Senator. You plan a book signing in New Hampshire after announcing you may run for president. I can't imagine why the press was there.