Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Leaders Special Edition: Barack Obama

Hope/change vs 'experience'


You were going to be officially introduced to none other than Hilary Clinton, election '08 hopeful...but seeing as she seems to have been beaten by Obama, the spotlight is on him.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was a junior US Senator for Illinois from 1997 - 2004, and a nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Early in his campaign, opinion polls showed that Hilary Clinton was favoured over Obama. After a long campaign against rival Hilary Clinton, his powerful speeches and political strategy finally lead to his victory early this morning.

But Ms Clinton has not put an end to her political career just yet. She has shown interest in becoming Obama's vice-presidential running mate, believing that she can help the party. However, she has not yet given up on her own campaign.

Though he is not yet the next President of America, he is the first 'black' candidate to lead a major political party into a campaign for the Presidency. In the final 5-month stretch of his campaign, he will be up against Republican, John McCain. The victor will be the 44th President of the US.

Obama has had many influential supporters over the course of his campaign so far, including talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey and former Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards (who pulled out from the primary race in January this year).


Image: barackobama.com

7 comments:

Annette Lin said...

I think I've actually taken quite a liking to him...
I fail to see how he's considered "good-looking" though.

Stephanie Kok said...

Yeah, people are really drawn to his charisma and because he's such a great orator, people actually listen!

Well...he is a hybrid =) black and white, all in one. He looks better than Hilary.

Annette Lin said...

Hybrid? You make him sound like a crop!

Imelda Matt said...

5 months and counting!

Stephanie Kok said...

hahaha or a car...

Bonita Silva said...

i'm so glad barack clinched it!

i was happy with either nominee. what a historic presidential election this will beeee! wow so excited. hahahaa.

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