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Barack Obama 1991 TBS Black History Minute

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  1. BetterThanEver

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/k2QzjQEjp5Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/video-famous-obama-1991-ad-black-history-minutes-151619485.html

    VIDEO: Before he was famous- Obama’s 1991 ad for ‘Black History Minute’By Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket – 8 hrs ago.
    When Barack Obama gave a rousing speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, it catapulted him to political fame and secured his place as one of the country's best-known orators.

    But a new viral video of the president shows he wasn't always a natural.

    In a 1991 ad for TBS' "Black History Minute," the then-Harvard Law Review editor appears a little less comfortable in front of the camera than he is today, and displays his reliance on the teleprompter. You can check out the video for yourself above.

    The video is drawing new national attention after it was posted to YouTube last week by user "Akaczynski1."

    When Barack Obama gave a rousing speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, it catapulted him to political fame and secured his place as one of the country's best-known orators.

    But a new viral video of the president shows he wasn't always a natural.

    In a 1991 ad for TBS' "Black History Minute," the then-Harvard Law Review editor appears a little less comfortable in front of the camera than he is today, and displays his reliance on the teleprompter. You can check out the video for yourself above.

    The video is drawing new national attention after it was posted to YouTube last week by user "Akaczynski1."
     
  2. Carl Herrera

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    Did they even have teleprompters in 1991? Anyway, the guy has really improved. A true professional, nothing but net.
     
  3. basso

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    what happened to his voice? in '91 he sounded like the chocolate rain guy.
     
  4. robbie380

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    I think he had to become more folksy and less intellectual sounding to become a politician. The 'Merican public don't like them people who sound too smart. 'Mericans need politicians who talk down to their level.
     
  5. rocketsjudoka

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    So a young Barack Obama 20 years ago who hadn't thought about going into politics isn't as smooth and polished as he was later?

    SHOCKING!
     

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