He has appeared on more publications than most supermodels. From Black Enterprise to Rolling Stone, the author of a new book finds the rise, drop and bequest of the cover-star-in-chief
In October 2004, Barack Obama, then an Illinois state legislator, appeared on the clothe of Black Enterprise, a popular African-American business monthly. It was his first-ever plow, and he shocked the magazine’s writers by extol his intention to run for the United States Senate. They wondered if the young statesman was determining his hopes too high. However, they moved the cover story with the prophetic headline: The next big-hearted occasion in politics.
Cut to 2008, and Obama, having seen it to the US Senate , now had his views on the presidency. The experts said that America was not ready for an African-American leader; that white people wouldn’t vote for a non-white campaigner or a follower with a funny-sounding figure, whose middle mention is Hussein and who actually has Muslim relatives; and that even if they did, he would be assassinated before “hes seen” out his first term.