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Former Duke athlete now starting in the political arena

Updated: January 16, 2009, 7:21 PM ET
By David Picker | Special to ESPN.com

Barack Obama attended last summer's Iowa State Fair with the intention of shaking as many hands as possible. So when he found himself burdened by a bag of caramel corn, he knew exactly what to do. Obama dropped back as though he were Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in the pocket and floated a pass toward the cloudless sky.

Reggie Love, Obama's personal aide, was several yards away. The throw was on target and Love caught the bag.

"Those are All-ACC hands right there," ...

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