Ben Jealous slips into the driver's seat. It's a tight fit (he's a towering 6 feet, 4 inches with broad shoulders) and he takes off his blazer in the most peculiar of ways: by grabbing the collar and pulling it over his head, as though it were a sweater.
"I gotta move quickly," he says.
That could be the tag line for his life. Just 44 years old, Jealous has already racked up quite a few distinctions.