Obama: Follow the Philosophical Footsteps of Abraham

Leo Gerard

Symbols of the 16th president of the United States surround the 44th. And they did so from the beginning.

Barack Obama, formerly a Senator from Illinois, announced his plan to run for president on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, the site of Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, which launched Lincoln’s own campaign for the Senate.

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