Barack Hussein Obama II was born August 4, 1961. He served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois before winning the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party in the 2008 United States presidential election and later winning the presidency against Republican Party candidate John McCain.
Barack Obama was the first black President of the United States of America. He has overseen one of the largest recessions of the United States' history and the largest debt and starting ObamaCare. He is known worldwide for his international relations along with the Afghanistan War and troop withdrawl of Iraq. In the 2012 election, he ran against Mitt Romney and won. Read some Barack Obama politcal quotes and others below.
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If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists - to protect them and to promote their common welfare - all else is lost.
People are very hungry for something new. I think they are interested in being called to be a part of something larger than the sort of small, petty, slash-and-burn politics that we have been seeing over the last several years.
Hope - Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation. A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead.
In the end, no amount of American forces can solve the political differences that lie at the heart of somebody else's civil war.
Americans still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.
When people are judged by merit, not connections, then the best and brightest can lead the country, people will work hard, and the entire economy will grow - everyone will benefit and more resources will be available for all, not just select groups.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.
Most people who meet my wife quickly conclude that she is remarkable. They are right about this. She is smart, funny and thoroughly charming. Often, after hearing her speak at some function or working with her on a project, people will approach me and say something to the effect of, you know, I think the world of you, Barack, but your wife, wow!
Most people who serve in Washington have been trained either as lawyers or as political operatives - professions that tend to place a premium on winning arguments rather than solving problems.