We take an in-depth look at how the presumptive democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, was shaped as a politician by his years in Chicago and how he navigated the tough world of Chicago politics. We speak with Ryan Lizza, the political correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. His latest article, “Making It: How Chicago Shaped Obama,” traces Obama’s political rise in Chicago.
JUAN GONZALEZ: Well, Ryan Lizza, I want to thank you very much for being with us. Ryan Lizza is the political correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. His article is called “Making It: How Chicago Shaped Obama.” It’s a fascinating read.