Apart from policy, though, Barack also happens to be a kind and decent man. He is, at his core, simply a good person.
I've read a lot about Barack's life, but never before have I found this trait - Barack's fundamental decency - more apparent than in this story about an incredibly generous good deed he did for a complete stranger some 20 years ago. Read the story, and think: in just over four weeks' time, we might be electing this guy to the presidency of the United States. It's a nice thing to think about.