For Athenians who, like us, follow the politics with a keen eye, take note that Gwen O’Looney, our good friend and former Athens Mayor, has launched her campaign to become a delegate for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. We enthusiastically support Gwen’s bid and would like to encourage everyone registered to vote in the 10th Congressional District to get behind “O’Looney For Obama.” To do so, please stop by Clarke Central High School (350 S. Milledge Avenue in Athens) this Saturday between 10a.m. and 11a.m. when the voting for delegates takes place.

Think of it as another chance to cast a 2008 vote for a Democratic President.

And while we’re at it, read this compelling message from another inspirational kindred spirit, Bruce Springsteen.