A local chapter of the national DraftObama.org organization has begun with a core group of 30 Massachusetts residents who are encouraging Illinois Senator Barack Obama to run for president.
A steering committee will meet this week to plot strategy, Dr. Walid Gellad, one of the group's founders said.
Some in the group traveled to New Hampshire for Obama’s first trip there earlier in the month, and they said that if Obama runs they plan to help with Obama’s New Hampshire campaign.
Obama is spending the holidays in Hawaii where his sister said he is mulling over the idea of running. He is likely to announce his decision next month.