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Joe Klein
Journalist and columnist, perhaps best known for his novel >Primary Colors.

Barack Obama can answer questions no one else can.

“[Barack] Obama seemed the political equivalent of a rainbow – a sudden preternatural event inspiring awe and ecstasy. . . . There aren’t very many people – ebony, ivory or other – who have Obama’s distinctive portfolio of talents. . . . Obama’s candor is reminiscent of John McCain. . . . He transcends the racial divide so effortlessly that it seems reasonable to expect that he can bridge all the other divisions – and answer all the impossible questions — plaguing American public life.”

Source: “The Best Notable Quotables of 2006,” Human Events, January 8, 2007, page 18.
Hardcopy: Copy of the Human Events article.
Where: In a cover story titled “Why Barack Obama Could Be the Next President,” in Time magazine.
When: October 23, 2006.
Contributor: AIM.

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