I was looking around youtube and ran across a video I'd never seen before. It is then-Senator Barack Obama being interviewed by Tavis Smiley in Oct. 2007. This was after Obama had started running for president, but still 3 months before the Iowa caucuses.
I'll admit that, in retrospect, some of Obama's rhetoric about his ability to bridge the divide in Washington sounds naive after what we've been through these last 4 years. But overall, I see the same man with the same commitments we hear about today.
There is, however, one man in this interview whose rhetoric has changed since back then. What happened to you Tavis?