This is the first line of Bob Herbert's first column about Barack Obama, published on June 4, 2004, before Obama even gave that famous speech at the Democratic convention.
Remember the name Barack Obama. You'll be hearing it a lot as this election season unfolds.This is his last paragraph:
However this election goes, Mr. Obama's effort to connect in a more than superficial way with people across ethnic, economic and geographic lines should serve as a template for future campaigns in both parties. Politics that are increasingly ruthless in a country that is increasingly diverse is a recipe for disaster.Good job, Bob.