In 1991, when he was commander-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review, then-twentysomething President Barack Obama made this ad about 20th century lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston for TBS's "Black History Minute." The video shows a less-polished, deeper-voiced Obama, before he acquired years of public-speaking experience and quit the smokey treats.

We're really glad that the president has been able to stay off cigarettes and protect his health, but we kinda prefer his old voice to his current one. It's quite sultry! We could spent hours listening to it, before drifting off to sleep and having dreams in which Obama, riding a horse, shows up on our doorstep to carry us off to a faraway land where everyone receives free health care and gym memberships.

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[ABA Journal, YouTube]

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