Originally posted by pieman
they're publicity shots, used for publicity, to promote the subject as being a dignified and powerful leader, as intrepid has pointed out they were put on the net for that reason.
they don't mean he was born to lead, they mean that the pictures were taken to promote him as being born to lead.
Acutally Pieman, what it means is that they look so natural. When someone says "They were born to do that" after seeing photos of them, it means that the photographers started with a great subject to begin with. Barack is extremely photogenic.
Thanks OP for posting these. Forwarded to all of my friends...