Last night on Nightline, we took a longer look at Mr. Obama; the DOT COM version is here.
Of note: the bathing-suit photo of Sen. Obama that appeared in PEOPLE magazine. Aside from its obvious cheese factor, there was a real issue there for the senator and his family, according to family friend Valerie Jarrett.
"He was mortified. … It was a wake-up call. They think they are enjoying a quiet family moment, and they weren’t," Jarrett said. "So in a sense it’s a message that this is what their life is going to be like, and he’s decided that it’s worth it."