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Barack Obama | Defining Moments

Early defeat launched a rapid political climb



By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / October 12, 2007

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The second in a series of occasional articles examining the 2008 candidates for president. CHICAGO - Defeated, broke, and unsure what life held next, Barack Obama lumbered aboard the Abegweit, an old ferry docked in Lake Michigan off downtown Chicago. (Full article: 4809 words)

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