Worst Thing to Happen to Jackson Jr.? Barack Obama
(Chicago Sun Times) — As we watch his once-promising story careen out of control, I can’t help thinking that one of the worst things that ever happened to Jesse Jackson Jr. was Barack Obama.
Long before Obama caused a nation to swoon with his soaring red-state-blue-state Democratic convention speech in 2004, Triple-J, once upon a time, stood at that very podium. It was 1988 and he was there — young, strong and commanding — to introduce his dad, who had twice failed in bids to win the presidency.