The above man is the next president of the United States.
That's first-term Illinois senator Barack Obama, and he's going to go all the way. At first, I was doubtful about his chances. He's not that experienced. He's not an old white man. His Dad was a goat-herder (really). His name manages to rhyme with both "Iraq" and "Osama."
But this story changed my mind:
Reporter Nicklaus Lovelady at the Henry Daily Herald of McDonough, Georgia, recently accused Obama of destroying his budding relationship with a chick. Here's how Lovelady describes the scene at a heart-breaking press-conference:
After about five questions from different television and newspaper reporters, I stood up to ask mine.
“Wait a minute son, this is for professional media only,” Obama said to me.
“What do you mean? I work for the local paper,” I said with a crackling nervous voice.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were a college student. You have such a baby face,” he said with an unremorseful grin.
At that point everyone in the room turned to look at me and laugh. The 800 people in the lobby laughed as my face was projected on the big screen."
The girl laughed too, and never quite looked at Lovelady the same way again.
Yesterday, Obama got wind of the story and called the dude “to publicly apologize for messing up your game. I read that; I felt terrible. I didn't know there were any ladies around. I just wanted to let you know that I'm deeply sorry.”
Next. President. Of. America.
Mother Jones: Obama to Reporter: I'm Sorry for "Messing Up Your Game"