Obama's Climb Says a Mouthful The program's host weighs in on the meaning of White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama's recent win at the Iowa caucuses and surge in popularity.
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Obama's Climb Says a Mouthful

Obama's Climb Says a Mouthful

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The program's host weighs in on the meaning of White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama's recent win at the Iowa caucuses and surge in popularity.

MICHEL MARTIN, Host:

But having said all that, race has been the hangman's noose that has killed dreams, stifled potential, murdered progress in this country for hundreds of years. Even if the Obama steamroller ends tomorrow, his success so far has proven that race is no longer the determinant of human potential in this country. A passion for excellence is, or can be.

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MARTIN: And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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