Jann Wenner isn’t the only one who finds Barack Obama ‘Lincolnesque in his own origins, his sobriety and what history now demands,'” writes New York‘s Tim Murphy. Kushner, now working on a screenplay about Abraham Lincoln for the indecisive Steven Spielberg [see above], notes that Lincoln “could bring together people of wildly disparate ideological bents and remind them of the moral core of their visions.” And he believes that Lincoln would endorse Obama. “They’re both from Illinois,” Kusher says. “You can really trace a line from the politics of Lincoln through American pragmatism to the politics of Barack Obama.”