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Ms. Williams,

Your perspective is so refreshing. Your capacity to review Barack Obama's life situation from many dimensions is welcome. He is really an extraordinary individual who I have watched as he has grown in Illinois politics.

At the age of 68 and having voted for John Kennedy as my first Presidential vote at 21, I must say that Senator Obama has even more to offer our nation. He chose to be a community organizer in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. He has experienced real life and it was his choice.

There is nothing more basic and tough than being a community organizer and doing it well. Thank you for contributing such a sensitive piece to what will certainly be an interesting dialog.