He Can!

Barack Obama needed five months to beat Hillary Clinton and enter history as the first Black nominee for President of the United States. In his words, his political heritage ranks him with, “the president who chose the Moon as the next frontier.”

Evoking the memory of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, two of the most legendary figures in U.S. politics, Obama persuaded Democrats that change was possible, and much better than the offering of his rival Hillary Clinton, for a country that is slowly falling into a recession that foreshadows a bleak future.

With the simple phrase “Yes, we can” in a speech last January, the 46-year-old politician first became recognized as a “charismatic speaker” and “political phenomenon.” Through the months up to yesterday, this graduate of Harvard and Columbia demonstrated that he had all the required qualifications to survive the most vicious internal party battles.

In these last five months, the “Obama phenomenon” has infected usually apathetic young people on university campuses with a desire to engage in politics. Even reached a remote village in Kenya is feeling the shock as one of its residents, Obama’s grandmother, Mama Sarah, has become the subject of extensive press attention.

It has been said that Obama buried the anger of his past in his autobiography, which tells the story of his drug use, so that it could not be used against him on the path toward his dream of becoming the first black president of the U.S.

He wrote down the memories of the first half of his life just after he finished his legal studies at Harvard. Then, with the ghosts of the past laid to rest, he launched a political career. In 2004, he was elected as the Senator for Illinois, and in 2007, in front of the building where Abraham Lincoln ended slavery, he claimed that he would become the first African-American president. Yesterday, he moved a little closer to that dream.

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