"She went out and recruited Barack."
Alice Palmer and Obama's first campaign, when he knocked out the politician who recruited and introduced him to fundraisers and others who could help him (like Ayers, etc) --
So everything seemed set. Palmer would move to Congress and Obama would take her place in the Illinois Senate.
But then Palmer lost the special congressional election. Suddenly, this well-liked community leader faced being out of office after four years in the state Legislature.
Palmer finally asked Obama to halt his legislative campaign so she could run for re-election.
He refused. ..."
I wish they would ask him about her at a debate or even at a press conference. And what does his treatment of her say about "changing the system" and "unity"?