I was fortunate to be able to grow up seeing America from varied viewpoints. My childhood was spent in Hawaii and Indonesia. After college I worked as a community organizer on the South side of Chicago focusing on improving living conditions in poor neighborhoods.

 

I came to understand that to truly solve the problems facing our communities, it would take a change in our laws and our politics. I ran and served for seven years in the Illinois state Senate, where I fought for expanding children's health care, providing tax cuts for the working poor and enacting welfare reform. In 2004, I was elected to the U.S. Senate, where I worked to pass laws securing dangerous weapons and making government more accountable. I have also opposed the Iraq war from the start, and believe that we need to bring our troops home so we can refocus on the wider struggle against terrorism.

 

Of all my life experiences, I am most proud of my wife Michelle and my daughters Malia and Sasha.

   

"The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends

towards justice." (MLK)

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  • JoinedJanuary 2006
  • OccupationPresident of the United States of America
  • Current cityWashington, DC
  • CountryUS
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Hi, I'm Sosah from Bahrain. And I really hope you win, i think you will be the best president America could ever have. I'm really looking forward to see your actions regarding the issues we have in the Middle East. Wish you and your team all the best!

July 30, 2008
Mischa says:

After having lived for over 12 years as a German citizen in the United States, I chose to be naturalized this year to become a part of this movement and cast my vote in November. It is time to turn the page and strive for a more perfect union once more. Upwards and onwards...

July 26, 2008

Barack has brought back the hope and pride I once had in America to proactively solve its own problems.

July 22, 2008

Its the year of Chicago! The White Sox and the Cubs and lets not forget the future Prez of the USA; Mr.Obama! Bravo!!!

July 13, 2008

Obama is change I can believe in... America needs this change and so does the rest of the World! "BAHAMA FOR OBAMA" The people of the Islands of the Bahamas love you, Barack Obama.

June 23, 2008

I have so much respect for you and your family. You had my vote from day one! My husband and I are very happy that you are running and we would be so proud to call you the president of the USA!!!!

June 21, 2008

well Obama, you did well so far! loved it! and lets pray that you win the white house! good luck and have a great future ahead! -shiham-

June 12, 2008
ZionBoy says:

Be the change...

June 10, 2008
BonieWeb says:

I am from Indonesia, who fanatic about Barack Obama. I am very happy about news about Barack Obama have to won in American President Elections. Obama have a little history in Indonesia, so we have known his personality. Thanks about respect.

June 9, 2008

Why I support Barack Obama: For the FIRST time in my 44 years of life I am inspired by and excited about a politician and desperately hope he wins!!! Truly for the first time in a long time since RFK, "a real person" with a heart and "real unified vision", is running. Obama is the answer!!! Was and still is my thought!… Read more

Why I support Barack Obama: For the FIRST time in my 44 years of life I am inspired by and excited about a politician and desperately hope he wins!!! Truly for the first time in a long time since RFK, "a real person" with a heart and "real unified vision", is running. Obama is the answer!!! Was and still is my thought! a really inspiring speaker and human to save our country from the corrupt road it has been going down...! After the Kennedy's never has any candidate been so pleasant and awe inspiring to watch and listen to and read! Plus his wife Michelle is so brilliant as well a cross between Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy. I love how young he is that spells volumes of his brilliance & ability to get this far at such a young age and to see what change was so apparent he has a beautiful mind...My parents divorced at two as well so I relate to his experience plus having been brought up in mixed race family he naturally grew up in diversity integrated from birth! Obama is the personified American Symbol... For MANY elections & presidencies, men have seriously failed America, & one might wonder if a woman is the solution...sure! I have no doubt a woman could do it definately!!!! BUT I think not, not this time... we need the right man to FINALLY do it right with heart and conviction for the right reasons...Before this campaign I didn't think it was possible! But now I see that Barack Obama is that man!

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June 8, 2008

Congratulations, Senator Obama! On to the White House!

June 4, 2008

PeaCe..!

June 4, 2008

Estoy en el pie de Europa; o si lo prefieres al norte de Africa. En España. Vuestro país desde mi niñez, fué un referente de justicia, libertad y democracia. Máxime cuando nosotros apenas sí, soñabamos con eso. Hoy ya no es un referente. Gente como los Sres. Bush han destrozado ese icono. Estoy muy convencido de que… Read more

Estoy en el pie de Europa; o si lo prefieres al norte de Africa. En España. Vuestro país desde mi niñez, fué un referente de justicia, libertad y democracia. Máxime cuando nosotros apenas sí, soñabamos con eso. Hoy ya no es un referente. Gente como los Sres. Bush han destrozado ese icono. Estoy muy convencido de que si alguien puede devolver esa energia constructiva a los EEUU, es el Sr. Barack Obama, al que le deseo toda la suerte y éxitos necesarios.

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June 3, 2008

You shall win the election in November for the better image of America around the world and equality among the US citizens.

May 31, 2008

The Great Portland Rally: In a long line we stood Taking tiny steps one leading after the other to gather hope and plead for change. Oh Barack, We understand, No man can be our entire answer Yet he can lead us back again To bring our people together For the common good of man

May 31, 2008
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You and Michelle and your girls are in my prayers...I'm grateful for your grace, gifts, and vision...Your family picture is in my breviary (Catholic prayer book), and with me always...Thank you..... Laurie

May 24, 2008

From Catalonia, a small country of Europe, without state, itself with interest you campaign. I believe that your effort and your fight to lead your nation give an example and a hope to all the planet. Good Luck ! Desde Catalunya, un petit pais d'Europa sense estat, segueixo amb interès la seva campanya. Crec que el … Read more

From Catalonia, a small country of Europe, without state, itself with interest you campaign. I believe that your effort and your fight to lead your nation give an example and a hope to all the planet. Good Luck ! Desde Catalunya, un petit pais d'Europa sense estat, segueixo amb interès la seva campanya. Crec que el vostre esforç i la vostra lluita per liderar el vostre país són, alhora, un expemple i una esperança per a tot el planeta. Molta sort !

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May 20, 2008

Tu, tienes que ser el próximo presidente de Usa!!! Mis saludos y apoyo de sudamerica

May 19, 2008

i am a village guy from india .. i have been using internet for 8 yrs and finally i met a super power here. that is BARACK OBAMA.. he is beynd my all words..we can see the pic of his great support from inside and outside usa .. we all knew he is the right person for USA president

May 19, 2008

El 4 de noviembre quiero decir Presidente Obama...

May 18, 2008

Everywhere I go in NYC where I live, I feel this amazing spirit of support for you. I have never been so excited about a presidential candidate in my life! I wear my Obama button proudly. A woman on the train today told me I reminded her she should be wearing hers and she pulled it out of her bag and put it on right t… Read more

Everywhere I go in NYC where I live, I feel this amazing spirit of support for you. I have never been so excited about a presidential candidate in my life! I wear my Obama button proudly. A woman on the train today told me I reminded her she should be wearing hers and she pulled it out of her bag and put it on right there! How amazing! What a wonderful feeling! Play it cool and take the high rode as you have been. I think that in the end, what you truly are in spirit is what people really want . You' have changed so much much already, probably more than you'll ever know. YOU ARE MAKING HISTORY. KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!! OBAMA 2008!!!! : )

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May 11, 2008
J-spo says:

If all you do is make me believe in what you say you can do, my life will be happier and more fulfilled. You have my vote Senator Obama. You can make the people of the USA believe in a better America, keep hope alive.

May 7, 2008
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You have my vote. From the first moment I heard you speak...You took my breath away. Finally someone who was addressing everything I had been waiting for the current administration to address. I know most of my friends are voting your way too - even my Republican friends. Obama, You Are Awesome!!!

May 3, 2008

My self and many other Canadians would like to see Barack Obama become the next president of the United States. What great change this would bring throughout the world! I wish Barack Obama all the best!

May 1, 2008

Tiene todo mi respeto y admiración, Sr. Obama. Le deseo mucha suerte, y confío en que logre presidir su país. Esto sería un gran cambio en él, y, también en el resto del mundo, eso es indudable. Desde Murcia, España, un saludo.

April 23, 2008
Michelle says:

I have seen the future and it is Barack Obama!!! Cannot wait to call you President. Finally my children and I can be proud of our leadership. I can only simply say 'Thank you!"

April 10, 2008
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It is a pleasure to see days in the life of the future president. I can't wait for Senator Obama to replace the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

April 4, 2008

Anyone with over three thousand flickr contacts is either on an ego trip or running for office.

April 2, 2008

Barack Obama inspires me to be a better person in my daily life. I'm not a man with many heroes, but I'm certainly glad to count him among those few. There is no doubt in my mind that he is the by far the best candidate for President that we have. I wholeheartedly support his campaign and I look forward to him winning … Read more

Barack Obama inspires me to be a better person in my daily life. I'm not a man with many heroes, but I'm certainly glad to count him among those few. There is no doubt in my mind that he is the by far the best candidate for President that we have. I wholeheartedly support his campaign and I look forward to him winning this election. I thank you, Barack Obama, for all the tireless work that you do and for your continuing service to our country. Here's to hoping for a brighter future - YES WE CAN!

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April 2, 2008

My vote is for Barack Obama!! We need a president that will lead this country ever higher levels of greatness. Senator Obama is the man for the job and I encourage everyone to vote Obama for President 2008. Even if you have doubts, at least give him a term to show us that he's able to help heal the wounds wrought upon … Read more

My vote is for Barack Obama!! We need a president that will lead this country ever higher levels of greatness. Senator Obama is the man for the job and I encourage everyone to vote Obama for President 2008. Even if you have doubts, at least give him a term to show us that he's able to help heal the wounds wrought upon this great nation by the Bush administration. WE NEED OBAMA!!

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March 26, 2008

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