Obama’s Doorman

Barack Obama’s campaign not only made its candidate a rock star, but it turned a few ordinary people into minor celebrities.

And here’s one.

It’s Greg Smith, a Manhattan doorman who donated $25 to Obama’s campaign and got a pesonal response from the candidate. That got Smith considerable media attention, including an interview on CNN.

I first met Smith at a party in New York City the night Obama won the Ohio caucus. In the hallway at Invesco Field just now, Smith recalled “I cried like a baby.”