Obama a Hit at Google Town Hall

Senator touts age, prods Clinton in California swing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2007 3:02 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks at a town hall meeting at Google headquarters November 14, 2007 in Mountainview, California. In his visit Obama spoke on his position...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama is enjoying a resurgence in the polls as Hillary Clinton's "inevitability" seems to chip away, and the revived buzz was evident yesterday in a town-hall-style meeting at Google headquarters and in other San Francisco-area stops. Obama reiterated his campaign's central claim—that he is the "change candidate" in a stagnant political landscape—to often-youthful audiences.

"We have seen a gridlock where 45 percent of the country is on one side, 45 percent on the other...[and] political contests just become beating down the other side," the senator said at Google, also invigorating the techie crowd by saying that, as president, he'd respond to smear ads by posting informational videos on YouTube—owned by the host company.