Obama Picks Old State Capitol For Announcement

Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) confirmed that he will formally announce his candidacy for the Presidency at Springfield's Old State Capitol on February 10th. The location will stir thoughts of President Abraham Lincoln, who worked in the Old State Capitol as an Illinois State Representative.

Last week, Obama also introduced Iraq legislation that calls for a phased redeployment of troops by April and a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by 2008.

In case you missed it, below is a complete video of Obama's remarks at George Mason University last Friday. Obama addressed why he decided to go into politics and is considering a presidential campaign, but stopped short of explicitly stating he will be seeking the presidency.

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