Barack Obama has made a point of reaching out to people tired of divisive politics. He stepped onto the national stage in 2004 with a speech on the "audacity of hope" at the Democratic National Convention. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
Six-year-old Sasha Obama climbed onto her dad's lap on the campaign RV after lunch and some card-playing. In a survey of candidates, the Associated Press asked each to identify a hidden talent; Obama replied, "I'm a pretty good poker player."