Officially, Illinois Senator Barack Obama has been exploring a presidential run for less than a week, but his chief New Hampshire adviser says that hundreds of phone messages from Obama supporters have been left on his cell phone and at his lobbying office.
Jim Demers, a top Democratic lobbyist from Concord, was Dick Gephardt's top New Hampshire adviser in 2004. He said he has been overwhelmed with the interest in an Obama presidential campaign.
"I am not spinning for my candidate. I honestly mean I have never seen anything like it," said Demers, a one-time congressional candidate.
Demers attributes the amount of calls, in part, to the Internet.
"What I have really learned here is the power of Google," said Demers. "The campaign never gave out my information and I don't even have a formal role with them. Yet all these people just probably searched for my name and found my phone number quickly. Now I have a long list of calls to make."
Demers said he had to clean out his voicemail five times on Tuesday, the day Obama announced that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee.
On Thursday, the Obama campaign announced that Matt Rodriguez would be the New Hampshire campaign manager.