From the AP:
Illinois senator Barack Obama, one of the Democrats' rising stars, said yesterday he was considering a 2008 presidential run, a move that would present Hillary Clinton with a formidable rival for the party's nomination.I'd love to see Obama and J.C. Watts square off.
For months, the first-term senator had ruled out running for the White House, even while giving all appearances of interest in the race.
But he said yesterday he had reconsidered "given the responses that I have been getting over the last several months".
Asked on NBC television's Meet the Press program if it was fair to say he is thinking about running in 2008, he answered: "It's fair, yes."