In 2008, a junior Senator from Illinois coming out of the Chicago political machine was making noise as a real challenge to the Hillary Clinton campaign. With just one term under his belt, the former community organizer, state representative, and University of Chicago Law School instructor began to capture the imagination of big-money donors for the Democratic party, populists, soccer moms, and millions wanting change as the nation's economy crashed hard in the most substantial recession since the Great Depression.
With a message of hope and change in a soothing delivery, Barack Obama became the first black nominee of a major party and the 44th President of the United States.
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• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester) • Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester • Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester • Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) • Pre-shrunk fabric • Side-seamed construction • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping