THE FIRST SHOT HAS BEEN FIRED IN THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN
Only months after the 2004 presidential election came to a close, we're already beginning to see the first major party candidate make clear his intention to run.
Former Four Star General Wesley Clark spoke to a small group of supporters Saturday in Los Angeles during the California Democratic Party's state convention, and he announced that he would once again become a candidate for President of the United States.
There are several reports from individuals who were supposedly present:
From the Daily Kos message board
Another from the Democratic Underground blog
Reportedly California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante was also present at the reception when Clark made his announcement.
The former NATO Supreme Commander had run in the Democratic primaries, but his late entry into the race hurt his ability to raise needed money in a crowded field. Since his exit from the race last year General Clark has been keeping busy, forming his WesPAC organization to focus on national security issues and appearing at various functions nationwide.