reply to post by open_eyeballs
Poeple like him because he is an extraordinary,ordinary guy. He didn't come out of the same politic generating machine as others. He managed to do
what he did without a father in his life. And he documents intimate details of it in his book.
It is not easy for a black person to be successful, much less go to Harvard and Cambridge, become a lawyer, and get into politics.
He is also extremely empathetic, which people credit towards the racism he faced when he was young. Instead of becoming bitter, he decided to try to
figure out what made them feel that way.
He overcome a troubled a childhood. What he does is give people hope.
The famous picture of him watching the tv on election night, when his MIL came up and put a hand on his shoulder, a reporter asked him what he was
thinking. He answered to the effect of: I wondered what all this was like for her, watch she was feeling.
Here is election night and he steps outside of himself and wonders what other people are thinking.
His father was gifted in economics. Was head of economics for his region of AFrica.
He is very intelligent, intuitive, and thinks long term. Despite what the obama haters want you to think.
Fact is, if they were not so threatened, they wouldn't be so vocal.
Michelle is quite a person also. When she was being interviewed for the job to head the Chicago hospital system, her babysitter cancelled. She
couldn't find another. So she took Mileah with her.
She walked into that conference room and bascially announced that first and foremost she is a mother.
She got the job. That takes kahuntas.
Nobody painted him as a messiah. That is just the left wing talking. People like him. Period. Nothing wrong with that. And people who fault others for
liking their leader have some issues of their own to contend with.
And it is quite pathetic. It is not what they think he can do, it is where he is from. If he can be successful, anyone can be successful.
And the more you learn about him, the more interesting you find he is.
Funny how people are threatened by that. And start calling names. How sad.