Tomorrow is a marquee day in Campaign 2008 as Democrat Barack Obama travels to his adopted home state of Illinois to make a formal announcement of his candidacy in Springfield, just as Abraham Lincoln did almost 150 years ago. CBS' 60 Minutes is preparing a Steve Kroft profile on Sunday and Gloria Borger gave us a preview. "Do you think the country is ready for a black President?" Kroft asked. "Yes," answered the candidate. But how could he have said "No"?
Borger added that the question is not only one of white support, "black voters are wary of Obama." For the second time this week NBC assigned Ron Allen to the campaign trail (Allen covered Rudolph Giuliani's entry on Monday). In an In Depth report, Allen agreed with Borger that the biracial Obama has to win over many black voters: "He is not like traditional leaders in Chicago who came of age marching for civil rights."
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