When presidential hopeful Barack Obama came to San Francisco on Nov. 14, it was a potentially pivotal moment in his campaign, a make-or-break opportunity to become the one transcendent candidate who can offer hope for moving the country in a new direction. "In this moment, in this election, let's reach for what we know is possible," Obama said. Guardian City Editor Steven T. Jones was there and reports on a campaign struggling to find the resonance it needs to win.
- Read the main story: Obama's moment 
- Read the breaking news sidebar: Obama's new Iraq position 
- Listen to Obama's speech 
- Check the latest presidential primary polls 
- Read The Atlantic cover story: Why Obama Matters 
- Read Tom Hayden's Nov. 9 letter to Obama 
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