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Priceless Obama Campaign Vid: Samantha Power Tells Armenians to Take Her Word For It

4:03 PM, Apr 24, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Ben Smith digs up an amazing video from the Obama archives: Samantha Power appealing to the Armenian community on behalf of her candidate in February 2008. Power praises Obama's "forthright statement" on the Armenian genocide, tells us he's never afraid to "call a spade a spade" and assures us that that Barack Obama is "a person who can actually be trusted."

"Take my word for it," Power says as she personally vouches that he will follow through on his pledge.