Who is Barack Obama?
Elected in November 2008, he ran as the nominee of the Democratic party. Prior to the Office of US President, Barack Obama served as the Junior Senator of Illinois, having been elected to serve as such in 2006. His rise to prominence mirrored that of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, whom also was elected as an Illinois Senator and became President two years into his first Senate term. Barack Obama wrote a best seller titled 'The Audacity of Hope'.
The following is taken from Obama's official website bio (see Related Links for more):
Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. They didn't have much money, but they taught him values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up. He took out loans to put himself through school. After college, he worked for Christian churches in Chicago, helping communities devastated when steel plants closed. President Obama turned down lucrative job oﬀers after law school to return to Chicago, leading a successful voter registration drive. He joined a small law ﬁrm, taught constitutional law and, guided by his Christian faith, stayed active in his community. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two daughters, Sasha and Malia.
In the U.S. Senate, he has focused on tackling the challenges of a globalized, 21st century world with fresh thinking and a politics that no longer settles for the lowest common denominator. His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent. He has also been the lead voice in championing ethics reform that would root out Jack Abramoff-style corruption in Congress.
As a member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, then Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan. Recognizing the terrorist threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, he traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world. And knowing the threat we face to our economy and our security from America's addiction to oil, he's working to bring auto companies, unions, farmers, businesses and politicians of both parties together to promote the greater use of alternative fuels and higher fuel standards in our cars.
Whether it's the poverty exposed by Katrina, the genocide in
Darfur, or the role of faith in our politics, Barack Obama
continues to speak out on the issues that will define America in
the 21st century. But above all his accomplishments and
experiences, he is most proud and grateful for his family. His
wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Malia, and Sasha are with
him in the White House, along with Bo, the First Dog, a Portuguese
Obama is the current president of the United States. Also known as Barack Obama, he is best known for his push on healthcare reform.
barack O'Bama is the 44th president of America. He is also the first elected Coloured person to take the seat of the president. He won his election '09 against Mc Cann.
he is the 44th and first African American President of the US.
He is a puppit for our twisted government