Springfield, Illinois - (Disaster Press): Illinois Senator Obama has announced a radical 2008 White House campaign measure today which has seen him change his first name to Borat.
The move is the result of extensive coast to coast market research showing that nine out of ten US voters who had seen the film made by the Kazakhstani actor Mr Borat would vote for him if there was a presidential election tomorrow.
"It means some additional expenditure for posters, stickers, business cards and suchlike. But the kids seem to like it so whaddyaknow!"
Meanwhile the Democrat Party has yet to comment on the ground-breaking decision which some may see as a move too far.
"We're just hopin' the Senator will not go for the handlebar moustache option to complete the picture," said an Illinois fundraiser, "or continue auditioining for the nudist Captain Kirk role in the forthcoming Stark Trek naturist sequel."
Hillary Clinton is livid.