fotografia que acompanha artigo do nyt sobre a influência da mãe em obama

e, já agora, aqui fica este excerto (com sublinhados meus) de uma crónica de há 4 anos, publicada no mesmo jornal:
His biography gave him a credibility no one else could have: he was able to identify with the poor and the Arab-American, with immigrants, with African-Americans. In other contexts, he has identified with white farmers - people like his mother's family.

Most people can find something to identify with in Barack Obama, and he can find something to identify with in them. We have never had a politician quite like this. It may be a paradox, but only someone this rare could be so universal.