publication date: Tuesday, October 3, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: This 45-year-old junior from the land of Lincoln might someday charm his way to the White House.
explanation: Barack Obama, Jr. was a junior Senator from Illinois ("land of Lincoln") known for using charm to unite Democrats and Republicans. He was considered a potential presidential candidate when this goo was published. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Joy Dunn, Aaron Weiss, and Sasaan S.
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Sasaan S..