The Five Faces of Barack Obama

Black man. Healer. Novice. Radical. The future. The candidate is different things to different people. One is his key to victory

Callie Shell / Aurora for Time.

Senator Barack Obama looks over a speech on his campaign plane

If Barack Obama had not chosen a life in politics, he might have made a fine psychotherapist. He is a master at taking what you've told him and feeding it right back. What I hear you saying is ...

Open his book The Audacity of Hope to almost any page and listen. On immigration, for example, Obama first mirrors "the faces of this new America" he has met in the ethnic stew pot of Chicago: "in the Indian markets along Devon Avenue, in the sparkling new mosque in the southwestern suburbs, in an Armenian wedding and a...

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