Saturday, September 6, 2008
Who is Barack Obama?
Who is Barack Obama? Is he the next U.S president? Will he be the first African American who will hold the highest position in the U.S? We don’t know yet, all we know is, he is the strongest democratic candidate for the position. Let us know some information about him and his works.
Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was born on the 4th day of August 1961 in Honolulu Hawaii, which makes him 39 years old this year. His biological father is from Kenya, Barack Obama Sr. married for 5 years to his mother Ann Dunham. When he was six years old, Obama flew to Jakarta with his mother and stepfather, in which he got exposed to tropical poverty. He went back to Hawaii and lived with his grandparents. He graduated from Columbia University in 1983 and worked in Chicago in a church- based group for 3 years, and there mission focuses on helping the poor neighborhood which is high in crime rate and employment rate. He finished law in Harvard Law School , and became the first African American president of Harvard Law Review. He then practiced his civil- rights law in Chicago , his representing victims of housing and employment discrimination and worked on voting rights legislation. Obama also became a teacher in Chicago Law School.
He married Michelle Robinson Obama in October 18, 1992, and became a father to Malia Ann (Malia) 9, and Natasha (Sasha) 6, and they lived in the south side of Chicago. Some of his past time is basketball and poker.
Obama is known for his public service, a civil rights lawyer, and in January 4, 2005 Obama was elected as U.S. Senator as a Democrat representing Illinois and gained full respect by giving an excellent speech at Democratic National Convention in Boston. Caroline and Ted Kennedy with Robert De Niro endorsed him as a candidate for 2008 presidential campaign. Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, to name a few who supported him during his candidacy for Democratic nomination for U.S presidency against New York senator and former U.S first lady Hilary Clinton wife of former U.S. president Bill Clinton.
Time magazine named him as one of “100 most influential people in the world” in 2005-2007 and chosen as one of “10 people who would change the world” 2005 by News Stateman magazine. He even won a Grammy for best spoken word album for “The Audicy of Hope” this year. His Berlin speech last July 24, 2008 was attended by more 215,000 people. Winning the Montana primary election Obama gained enough delegates to be the first Black American presidential candidate and supported by major political party’s to run as President of the United States.
Barack will go against Arizona senator and Republican candidate for Presidency John Mc Cain, McCain’s running mate is Alaska Governor Sarah Palin while Barack choses Delaware senator Joe Biden. At this time both parties are doing there presidential campaigns for the position.
November 4,2008 Tuesday is the election day for U.S. President, and the inauguration day, where the newly elect U.S president will formally sworn into office is on January 20,2009.Will it be Barack Obama? Let’s just wait for the result.