I don't want to overreach here, but the parallels between my life and Barack Obama's life are just a bit too obvious to ignore. We are both 47. We are both able to trace our roots to the Midwest and to Kenya (well, Poland for me, but why split hairs?). And we both have an intimate connection to the NASDAQ sign in Times Square, as the evidence below proves.
Barack on the NASDAQ sign at the moment of victory:
Me on the NASDAQ sign the day PlanetOut went public:
1. Let's hope Barack's presidency is more successful than PlanetOut's tenure as a public company.
2. Barack's image was projected by NASDAQ itself for all the world to see ... my image was superimposed by NASDAQ, using Photoshop, as a momento of an important day.