Obama Web Site Seeks to Rally The Faithful

June 2, 2007

Source: The Washington Post


Although Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is a Christian, he "embodies the basic ideals and values of most Hindus," said Prianka S., a Hindu from Chicago.

Obama's "love for Israel" is "evident not just in his work, but also in his heart," said Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), an Orthodox Jew.

Obama "represents true faith," said the Rev. Bertha Perkins, a Baptist minister in New Hampshire.

Those are among the gushing testimonials to Obama on his "People of Faith for Barack" Web site ( http://faith.barackobama.com), which officially launches today.

Obama is the first of the Democratic presidential contenders to launch a religious outreach Web site, but the others won't be far behind. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is set to unveil his "moral leadership" Web site tomorrow, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) campaign is working on one, staffers said.