The most exciting candidate of our lifetime, Barack Obama is intelligent, charismatic and uniquely able to bridge the enthusiasm gap that separates so many constituencies. His message and background speak to the working class, while his resume and poise appeal to the working professionals. His ethnicity symbolizes a historic chance to broaden the meaning of American opportunity while aiding the healing of our racist past. And he’s a writer! And a big-city guy! But more than anything among a field of appealing candidates, he’s one of us: a Chicagoan.
If the Newcity audience is any indication, Obama will win in a landslide.
Best of Chicago 2007