Chicago Tribune | Shadow keeps eye on Obama: "SPRINGFIELD -- Even though he is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, state Sen. Barack Obama is getting a closer following than he would like these days.
In the state Capitol for the end of the spring legislative session, the Chicago Democrat has found himself dogged by an in-your-face, video camera-toting campaign aide to Republican opponent Jack Ryan."
-- Whaaa, I have someone following me in public spaces as I do my job as a public official. This happens all the time in the bigs and it makes real sense to do it right now with all of this budget stuff going on.
Obama refers to the guy following him as a stalker, if a Republican had made that statement the anti-stalking groups would be all over him for 'trivializing' the very scary problem of stalking.