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November 4, 2008

Obama votes

Well, if you were planning on staking out the Shoesmith Beulah Elementary School to watch the Obama vote, you should probably find a plan B, as he apparently voted first thing this morning. The Tribune has video and a photo. Meanwhile, Politico's Ben Smith was in Hyde Park last night. His take on the neighborhood: "extremely quiet." And, giving credence to the Senator's claim that Bill Ayers was "just a guy in the neighborhood," guess who showed up to vote:

The pool reporter waiting for Obama at his polling place ran into Ayers, who lives a couple blocks down 50th Street from the candidate, and showed up with his wife to cast his vote. He didn't respond to a question about who he voted for.