Brodner’s Person of the Day: Barack Obama

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Obama live at the Apollo. Here are on-the-spot sketches from last night. He was very well received, if not shouted to heaven à la Jesse Jackson, by an audience about 2/3 African American. This is, as far as I can see, deep political belief and commitment, 2008. He’s cool even when he’s hot. For him in early states, and little old New York, that may be the ticket. He went specifically at Hillary’s dodginess: “If we are serious about winning this election we can’t be frightened of losing it.”

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