Obama Asks Americans to Help, Too

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Anyone want to guess what kind of numbers could come out of this?

TOLEDO, Ohio — Sen. Barack Obama announced that his campaign would mobilize supporters from his enormous e-mail list to send money or enlist as volunteers once the impact of Hurricane Gustav becomes apparent.

Obama told reporters that his campaign already is coordinating with local authorities. The senator has said he has no plans to go to the region, because of the potential disruption, although Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are heading to Mississippi today.

“We can activate an e-mail list of a couple million people who want to give back,” Obama said. “I think we can get tons of volunteers to travel down there if it becomes necessary.”

What happens to McCain’s post-partisan gesture if all of Obama Nation mobilizes as well?