CIM on the Obama trail

Presumptive democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama is pounding the pavement in Michigan with events in Flint and Detroit, Mich., today and tomorrow.

Our sister site, Michigan Messenger, is liveblogging the Flint event now and will have continuing coverage of the Illinois senator’s visit to the state with some of the highest unemployment and home foreclosure rates in the nation.

And our Washington Independent colleague, Sridhar Pappu, is now embedded with the Obama 2008 campaign. Check out his first report from the campaign trail — Obama as Father Figure.