Jesse Jackson on Obama 'Some Layer of the Excitement is Gone'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, civil rights activist and Baptist minister Jesse Jackson discusses Black America's frustration with Barack Obama and the president's failure to anticipate the Republicans' tenacious will to 'destroy' him.
Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Democrat, speaks near Wall Street in a file photo.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Democrat, speaks near Wall Street in a file photo.

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Interview conducted by Gregor Peter Schmitz