It's unlikely we'll learn more about Barack Obama's position about online gaming during the presidential debates or stump speeches down the home stretch of the campaign. As unemployment climbs, the economy slows, and banks collapse, there are admittedly bigger fish to fry. But if the candidate's online gambling position is paramount to you as a voter, consider that you have a special lens with which to view Obama's stance; he is, after all, a poker player.
[Editor's Note: With the November election right around the corner, Poker Player Newspaper asked journalist Amy Calistri to look at Barack Obama's and John McCain's candidacy from the perspective of their positions on gambling and poker. Amy's piece on Senator McCain follows; her piece on Senator Obama will appear next issue]
"This is a very, very superstitious game," he said. When his turn came to throw the dice, he picked them up and blew on them first. He had placed chips on the number 5, so (envisioning a combination of 2 and 3) he called, "Michael Jordan! Michael Jordan!"