From the Issue: People of the Year 2004 - Barack Obama

Rolling Stone's Obama commemorative issue, Barack Obama and the Triumph of Hope, hits stands today (it's also available through One of the surprises we had while putting it together was rediscovering a 2004 interview with the then-newly elected Illinois Senator. Read the full conversation below, in which Obama talks about Bush's re-election and vows to not run for President in 2008.

People of the Year 2004: Barack Obama