The war still looms in the background -- a blood bath that has sliced the nation apart and consumed its youth, a terrible, deeply unpopular conflict. The economy is in shambles. The incumbent president has alienated his constituency and is powerless to rule.
With a national election a year away, the idea begins to percolate: What about … a man of color? One of the most prominent of his race in the United States, a magical orator whose ability to stir the hearts of whites and blacks alike...Full Story