Monday, January 19, 2009


I first heard of Barack Obama from an NPR interview in 2005. I didn't know who he was, how his name was spelled, or what he looked like. Yet—impressed by his pragmatic and rational approach to politics—I remember muttering under my breath, "This guy is going to be our president someday." (I can even tell you which intersection I was sitting at when I said it.)

And 50 weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called Why we're going to have a President Obama. I've said a lot of things about Obama in the last year, but that February 9th, 2008 post is the one I'll always remember.

It tells me, in a highly imperfect and overly simplified fashion, that I seem to have my finger on the pulse of this country. And that's a very very comforting thought.

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