Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is coming to Oakland on Saturday, March 17, 2007 (gates open at 3:00 PM). The rally will be held in the heart of Downtown Oakland in the Frank Ogawa Plaza, right in front of our City Hall. The event is FREE, but the campaign requires all attendees obtain free tickets through this special BarackObama.com website. Reportedly, this is their their effort to manage the size of the crowd, although I envision some Democratic-party campaign database activity will ensue.
It should be interesting to hear this candidates campaign style and strategy in person. I will be working that day, so I want first-hand accounts from all attendees at the subsequent Drinking Liberally Oakland meet up at 6:00 PM on March 28th.
This announcement should not be construed as an endorsement.