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Obama Works the House

Obama Works the HouseBarack Obama on Thursday. (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

In the great hunt for superdelegates, there’s no better place to look than the floor of the House, and Senator Barack Obama dove right into a sea of them on Thursday morning, shaking hands, clapping backs, doling out hugs and even doing a little curtsy before Representative John M. Spratt Jr. of South Carolina, the chairman of the Budget Committee.Mr. Obama, who worked the chamber for more than 45 minutes, and even got some handshakes from Republicans, insisted that he just stopped by to say hello, to update his supporters and answer questions for any Democrats who might remain undecided.“What do you think, I was going after superdelegates?” Mr. Obama joked after leaving the chamber.

But after his commanding victory over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in North Carolina, and his strong showing in Indiana, Mr. Obama’s triumphant visit to the House floor had all the buzz and excitement of a victory lap.  Link to New York Times complete story>>


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