Obama On Aging: "The Gray Is Coming Quick"

07/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN Politico

The realization almost always prompts a double take, a moment of inspection, maybe even a debate: Is baby-faced Barack Obama, the symbol of a younger political generation, actually aging in front of us?

By his own admission this week, "the gray is coming quick," so that it now dusts his head like snowflakes. The laugh lines cut a little deeper, and the crow's-feet around his eyes appear slightly more pronounced.

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