Sen. Barack Obama has launched his presidential exploratory committee and with it two new videos. The first is the announcement, which speaks for itself. The second is a biographical look at his life and accomplishments. The first-term senator says in the coming weeks he'll evaluate whether or not to take the final plunge. Set your calendar for Feb. 10, when he'll announce his decision in Illinois. To help you make your decision about Obama, the "Damned Spot" crew decided to dissect some of the hidden meaning in the biography and highlight the themes Obama is running on as well as those parts of his record he's trying to run away from.
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