I would like to give a warm welcome to all of you to USINPAC 2008, an Internet portal dedicated to the 2008 Presidential Election and the Indian American community. USINPAC 2008 will strive to be a primary resource and tool for presidential campaigns to reach out to the community and for the community to talk about issues of importance to them. We have been working hard to bring together the latest technology and resources to make an online presence where the Indian American community can really come together talk about the election, the candidates, the issues and much more! We hope this portal will be a vital source in engaging the community on current events and issues of importance for the 2008 election. The portal will illustrate every major element of the upcoming election from campaign fundraising to candidates messages to the Indian American community. The blog will also be a great tool for individuals from all over the country to share their ideas and discuss what they would like to see in the next president. We are open to contributions from everyone and and I am sure Portal Director Varun Mehta will keep flow of information current and discussion relevant. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the portal and always appreciate your insight. Lets move forward as a community and make our voices heard!