No one can deny that Barack Obama has it going on in the political world. He has savvy, charm, people respect & admire him & he kept it real while visiting Africa this summer.
Lately, all I am hearing about him is his possible run for office to become the next president. Although he could be the 1st Black President, no one is really saying that yet & I am waiting for the race card to be played. Maybe it will not but shit this is America!
Anyway, while listening to NPR today, a commentator said that he thinks Barack is getting a really early start in the game & because of this early start, he fears that Barack will run out of steam.
Between Hillary & Barack being possible choices for the next president, it will be really interesting to see how America (White America) at large is willing to try something “new”. I really do not like to get into politics but I thought this deserved mentioning.
On a much, much, much lighter note: I wonder facetiously, if Barack wins, will racism end? Would he support a bill that stood for reparations & would he serve chicken wings at White House functions.
According to the U.S. Senate Historical Office, he is the fifth African American Senator in U.S. history and the only African American presently serving in the U.S. Senate. Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention while still serving in the Illinois State Senate.
In November 2004, he was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat by a landslide in a presidential election year marked by Republican gains. Recent opinion polls identify Obama as the second most popular choice among Democratic voters for their party’s nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, after Hillary Clinton.
TIME magazine named Obama one of “the world’s most influential people,” listing him among twenty “Leaders and Revolutionaries” for his high-profile entrance to federal politics and his popularity within the Democratic Party. An October 2005 article in the British journal New Statesman listed Obama as one of “10 people who could change the world.” During his first two years in the Senate, Obama received Honorary Doctorates of Law from Knox College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Northwestern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.
In August 2006, Obama left for his third official trip, traveling as a Congressional delegation of one to South Africa and Kenya, and making stops in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Chad.
The trip’s Kenya segment merged policy and personal elements. Obama flew his wife and two daughters from Chicago to join him in a visit to his father’s birthplace, the village of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, located near Kisumu in Kenya’s rural west. Newspapers reported enthusiastic crowds at Obama’s public appearances. In a public gesture aimed to capitalize on his celebrity and encourage more Kenyans to undergo voluntary HIV testing, Obama and his wife took HIV tests at a Kenyan clinic.