Obama’s Internet Friends

The first sort-of-officially sanctioned gathering of Barack Obama’s grassroots supporters in New York City is taking place tonight in Manhattan, courtesy of the social networking feature on his website.

“We had over 250 people RSVP,” one organizer, Christina Daigneault, told me just now.

According to this survey, he has more MySpace friends than any other 2008 candidate. While links are one thing, getting the people behind the links into a room is probably a more useful indicator of strength, at least among the net-obsessed portion of the electorate.

Tonight’s Obama get together starts at 7 p.m. at Gallery Bar on Orchard St.

– Azi Paybarah