It used to be the most cliched topic for an opinions column, but something is now different about Facebook: It has come of age as a political force. And it seems the excitement and energy inspired by one man - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. - has led the way.
Facebook received national attention over the weekend in a Saturday article in The Washington Post that illustrated Obama's popularity in the Facebook community. A little over a month ago, the group "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)" was created with the hope of finding one million members by May 10, 2007.
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|Barack Obama||61663||Ron Paul||3718|
|Hillary Clinton||27981||Mitt Romney||2083|
|John Edwards||12256||Rudy Giuliani||1379|
|Dennis Kucinich||2627||Tom Tancredo||1158|
|Bill Richardson||1403||Sam Brownback||832|
|Joseph Biden||622||Mike Huckabee||629|