Barack and Michelle Exit the Stage

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    Barack and Michelle Obama exciting the stage after a campaign stop in Des Moines, IA. Less than 24 hours after this photo was taken Mr. Obama won the Iowa Caucus.

    Reflecting on this night three years after, it really does capture Obama at the last moment of the "underdog" phase of his campaign. The following day he would rise to national prominence and, with the help the national media who were in the gymnasium with him the previous night, would be catapulted to near a "front-runner" status.

    entity119, twoeightnine, Amerynn, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. trevorlsciact 85 months ago | reply

      I love this image.

    2. twoeightnine 83 months ago | reply

      wow. such a great photo.

    3. leighandjim 83 months ago | reply

      I'm taking this and distributing to all the Barack lovers in the office. Wonderful photo. By the way, I found it on Neatorama here:

      www.neatorama.com/

      Thanks!

    4. Timo Heuer 82 months ago | reply

      just came here via wikipedia, amazing shot!

    5. PoliticalCourier 80 months ago | reply

      thanks everyone!

    6. [nico] nicodewal 74 months ago | reply

      Saw this on wikipedia, what a beautiful portrait!

    7. PoliticalCourier 66 months ago | reply

      ^^ Thanks for pointing this out. Humbling to find it used by such a great org.

    8. The Takeaway 63 months ago | reply

      Thanks for using a creative commons license. We used this photo with attribution at: www.thetakeaway.org/stories/2010/jan/12/shades-blackness-...

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