(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign confirms that the Illinois senator will hold an event in his home state Saturday, kicking off the "roll into the convention" - but would not confirm or deny reports that he might be joined on stage by a running mate.
The event will be held in the Old State Capitol in Springfield - where Obama first launched his presidential bid a year and a half ago.
Whoohooooo, here we go. This is so exciting.
I know whoever you selected will be an excellent choice and I'm so excited about the ticket already.
Go Barack, Go America!
We are taking our country back!!!!
Wouldn't it be ironic if more folks show up than they did in Berlin? Don't expect it to happen though. More people live in New York City, NYC, than the entire state of Illinois. And that does include Chicago.
I wish I could be there
America is getting brighter and brighter everyday. This is great news.
joe biden is a good choice by Obama ,but are they going to win/
IF CLINTON IS NOT VP OBAMA CAN GO TO HELL, ILL VOTE MCAIN CAUSE I AM INDEPENDANT
I just got an email stating that I can volunteer in Denver. I'm so excited and can't wait to do my part in changing America.
The calm before the storm.
We're behind you Obama!
These last two weeks have been too much. First Phelps in Bejing, now Barack with his great news. I'm loving it. If I could bottle the feeling I have I'd sell it!!!
Whoohooooo, eight years of misery and one election season of shear heaven.
He needs to do more of these and give rousing speeches.
Bayou Joe, you're a walking argument for birth control, did someone perform a partial lobotomy on you?
OBAMA / EDWARDS 08
LET THESE MEN RULE
WAY TO GO OBAMA, WE ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY.
I wish I lived closer because this announcement is going to dominate the media through the democratic convention.
I love how Obama can keep the attention of the media throughout this process, which keeps the attention away from McCain.
I wonder how many people will be there? Lots.
I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to give the world a chance
And keep it company
Yes, give rousing speeches - that's all you are competent for.
IF NO HILLARY THEN NO VOTE FOR OBAMA
BARACK THE VOTE, BABY. HERE WE GO!
Don't be an idiot, Obama? The only sensible choice is Hillary Clinton as your VP. If you want to unify the party, it is the only choice.
Obama, what's your position on Emile Jones who wants to anoint his son as the inheritor of Illinois Senate seat.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING AND WAITING FOR CHANGE WHICH WILL BRING BACK PEACE AND PROSPERITY. OBAMA IS WHAT THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR, DON'T BE AFRAID OF OBAMA, BE AFRAID OF THE DIRECTION OUR COUNTRY IS HEADED UNDER THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION.
Obama and Biden look real good together. They would make a great team.
david unless you have been living under a rock for the last two weeks you will know that it will not be JOHN EDWARDS
Don't you think conventions and elections are meant for rousing speeches?