I tip my hat to Jack & Jill Politics for pointing to a set of videos on YouTube featuring Barack Obama in 1995. It’s a cable-TV interview focused on Obama’s first book, “Dreams from My Father.”
Obama hadn’t yet entered politics. He was a civil-rights lawyer at the Chicago firm of Davis, Miller, Barnhill & Galland.
The man has come quite a ways in 13 short years. More impressive than that, though, is the distance traveled since his Kenyan grandfather was born in 1895. Which Obama discusses in the 9½-minute clip below.