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O Backs 'Bama, Will Blacks Back O?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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O TO O Barack, Michelle Obama, Oprah

Looks like Barack Obama's lifelong quest to be recognized as a full-blown black guy is about to take another hit. Oprah is throwing a fundraising mega-bash for her fellow Chicagoan on Saturday. The event is drawing attention not just for its semi-secret guest list (George Clooney, John Travolta) and the pallets of cash it will ship to Obama's campaign account, but also for the speculation it's spawning about the potential impact of Oprah's unprecedented political activism on the electorate.

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One constituency that may not be swayed by the big O's endorsement: black voters.

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