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With John Kerry’s bruis­ing de­feat still re­cent, Barack Obama’s “elec­tri­fy­ing speech” at the 2004 Demo­cratic con­ven­tion had made him a top con­tender for 2008. “Obama isn’t cocky, but he is con­fi­dent and fully pre­pared to step into a lead­er­ship role for the Democrats,” Jonathan Al­ter re­ported. The 43-year-old sen­a­tor was not ac­cus­tomed to the at­ten­tion. “I’m so over­ex­posed, I make Paris Hilton look like a recluse,” he joked. The ac­com­pa­ny­ing pho­tos re­veal just how much his sub­se­quent pres­i­dency aged him.

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