Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime Characters

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama was elected as the junior US Senator from Illinois in 2004. No one at that time, be it politico or pundit, would have even suggested that he would be running for the presidency of the United States just three short years later. Obama had been an obscure state senator prior to gaining national office. Although many senators and representatives spend years even decades without gaining much notice, there was something dynamic about the smiling and gangly young African-American that set him apart from his senatorial colleagues.

The nation was soon exposed to the Obama charm and allure when he was chosen to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Presidential Convention. He captivated the delegates in attendance and an entire nation that watched. His words were soaring and his delivery was emotional and heart-felt. There was something special about Barack Obama. Obama was a rock...

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