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Obama Makes History, West Supports 2008 Campaign

Cornel West had high hopes for President Obama when he was elected president in November 2008. In an opinion piece for U.S. News, West outlined the monumental election praising Obama, and also put his future into prospective. He wrote, “We now have an American president-elect of vision, courage, and maturity who also is black.”

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