Steve Kroft Profiles The Senator From Illinois---Acknowledging that his presidential campaign has opened a racial debate, Sen. Barack Obama, who has a white mother and an African father, says if you look African-American, you are treated like one.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, who also addresses the race issue, appear in an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft this Sunday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Will being African-American hold him back as a candidate? "No. … If I don't win this race it will be because of other factors — [that] I have not shown to the American people, a vision for where the country needs to go … that they can embrace," Obama tells Kroft.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
60 Minutes This Sunday: "Barack Obama Addresses The Racial Issue"