Barack Obama will wed Chelsea Clinton this fall, according to a formal statement issued by David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager. The Washington press corps was all abuzz this week with rumors about the surprising romantic pairing.
Obama and Clinton had been seen together at Teddy's nightclub in Hollywood, and a paparazzi photo of the two making out dominated tabloids recently.
Chelsea Clinton could not be reached for comment. Hillary Clinton did not answer any questions about the engagement at yesterday's press conference, but she did appear uncomfortable. Her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, issued a short statement that Hillary was not angry, is happy for her daughter, but remains focused on her campaign and making America a better place.
Bill Clinton said in a brief interview that he was filled with hope for his daughter and "that nice boy," but was cut off as Al Sharpton ran up to the camera and called him a racist for using the "B" word about Obama.
Today's MSNBC internet poll numbers show that Obama picked up a few points among likely Democratic voters, with a significant increase among white female voters and a slight drop-off among black voters. Ron Paul continues to lead among Republican candidates.
Rumors of a romance between Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich's daughter appear to be false.