Barack Obama, the greatest leader, ever?

19 Oct

Ever since Barack Obama stumbled onto the political scene, I was mesmerized.

Mesmerized by his charisma, mesmerized by his charm and more importantly, mesmerized by his ability to inspire.

On January 20, Barack Obama made history, and shattered taboos; becoming the first black President of the United States of America.

This fact alone tells you many things, not only the one-dimensional views of the country he now controls, but also Obama’s love to take on a challenge, and succeed.

Barack was born into a family of challenges. His parents divorced when he was aged just two, he then saw his father just once more after the split, before he died in a car accident.

Throughout his childhood, Barack was moved from school to school, lacking stability and continuity, he lived with his Grandparents aged ten, until graduation, then lost his mother to ovarian cancer in 1994.

Obama reflects on his childhood struggles as a young adult to reconcile social perceptions of his multi-racial heritage; attributing his mutual respect for different cultures and beliefs to his Hawaii upbringing.

His inauguration speech alone was enough to win me over, a speech that will go down in history with Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a Dream’.

In his first days as President, he identified a number of issues as key on his presidential agenda, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camps and the withdrawal of troops from Iraq; he also took steps to reducing carbon emissions, and aims to reform the American health system.

Obama is also making positive steps in assisting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza; and it is refreshing to hear such positive comments about the American President, after having George W. Bush in office for so long, almost every word that Barack mutters is a work of art.

Barack Obama has, without a doubt, a chance at being one of the most influential, and successful Presidents of all-time, and I for one hope he achieves everything he sets out to achieve.

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One Response to “Barack Obama, the greatest leader, ever?”

  1. nick depass October 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    You my friend are awsome!I think that Obama becoming president of the US was one of, if not the best thing to happen to the world, crazy i know but its massive.On another subject, I just watched a bit of Nick 'Nazi' Griffin's grilling on 'Question time' and i thank the crowd and the panel for their overwelming disgust at him, it was priceless. Just head to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8321157.stm to see what i'm talking about!thank you again Andy for airing your awsome views.p.s if this post makes no sense, then meh :D!

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