‘Bernie Grant, Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Keith Vaz were four Obamas,’ says Dotun Adebayo. TWENTY-ONE years before President Obama made history by becoming the first president of the United States, Britain had its own ‘Obama moment’. But it didn’t get the props it deserved. We didn’t hang out the bunting, church bells did not ring the glory of our Lord. The political elite shrugged their shoulders, and even the media seemed to not quite grasp the magnitude of the moment – with the exception of this paper and its then rival the Caribbean Times.