Views and observations on Obama's nature and character, political skills, how he's dealt with adversity and what's shaped him -- drawn from the dozens of interviews conducted for The Choice 2008 and for Dreams of Obama.
His Nature & Character
Core Beliefs & Agenda
Political Skills & Insight
Harvard Law Days
2004 Convention Speech
The New Senator
Rev. Wright & The Speech on Race
What are Americans Looking For?
The Choice Facing Voters
These extended conversations with those who know or have closely observed Obama yield an understanding of who he is and what made him run.
... Chief strategist, Obama campaign
... worked on two Obama political races in Illinois -- one a win, the other a defeat
... Harvard Law classmate; Obama adviser
... Former Senate Majority Leader, 2001-2003
... Time magazine; co-author, "The Way to Win"
... hired 24 year-old Barack Obama as a community organizer in Chicago.
... Washington correspondent for The New Yorker.
... Author, Obama: From Promise to Power
... Obama’s friend and mentor from his days in Chicago.
... Chief of staff to Sen. Obama