Obama Update

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- Barack Obama has stalled in the polls in New Hampshire behind Hillary Rodham Clinton.

So during a supporter's house party this week, he posed a question himself: Why him instead of Clinton?

That direct approach was part of a new Obama campaign style during his visit to the nation's first primary state. The Illinois senator was eager to address whatever concerns might be keeping voters from signing on.

Those concerns include whether he has the experience and judgment to be commander in chief. Obama argued that experience doesn't equate with great leadership.

As to whether the country is ready for a black president, Obama argued that his race would be an asset because it would increase black voter turnout.


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