That short clock is pushing new considerations of Obama and — whether one supports him or not — just what an extraordinary product of the American and global culture he is. In his person, and in his way of thinking, he could be a game-changer for this country.
Is it a change Americans want? A change they can trust?
This hour, On Point: looking again at a one-of-a-kind contender, Barack Obama.Guests:
James Traub, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.
Laura Washington, columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times.
Andrew Sullivan, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of the blog "Daily Dish."
This program aired on November 6, 2007.