A blogger has dug up an interesting television interview with Obama on his first book from thirteen years ago. Fascinating to see how many themes remain the same, and how, even at that young age, Obama seems preternaturally composed. It's also striking to me, given how so many have raised questions about his membership inTUCC, that his determination to confront racial polarization and his cultural centrism (as well as liberal politics) have always been front and center. Here's one clip. Judge for yourself:

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