Saturday, January 17, 2009

Barack Obama -Man of the moment

Barack Hussein Obama ( born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States of America, and the first African American to be elected President of the United States.

Campaigning and the selction of a presidential election started almost a year ago in US.He has beaten Hilary clinton to get nomination for presidential election..

Campaigning attracted people & media not only from US but from all over the world for many reasons.May be United states is one of the largest & powerful country in the world.It has many multinational companies operating in different countries and Barack Obama will head the counrty who can make rules and take any strong decisions in this time of financial crisis.Many countries and their heads and thier country men are eagely waiting as US has always played a major role in terms of Worlsd politics,international affairs..

Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from January 3, 2005 until his resignation on November 16, 2008, following his election to the Presidency. His term of office as the forty-fourth U.S. president will begin on January 20, 2009.

Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African-American president of theHarvard Law Review. He worked as a community organizer, and practiced as a civil rights attorney in Chicago before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He also taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, Obama was elected to the Senate in November 2004. Obama delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004.

As a member of the Democratic minority in the 109th Congress, Obama helped create legislation to control conventional weaponsand to promote greater public accountability in the use of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. During the 110th Congress, he helped create legislation regarding lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change,nuclear terrorism, and care for U.S. military personnel returning from combat assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When I spoke to many people from United states right from campaigning till his election to President I got varied opinions and respnse like , politicians give lot of assurances and they dont do as in other countries , few pepole were least bothered about the person whoever is elected, some are having hopes that he will do good job..

Obama has lot of challenges ahead as Unites states as US is going through tough time in terms of financial crisis.Many country men are thinking that he may put some restrictions on outsourcing job to other countries..

Lets wait and watch as time has come to see his power & his dreams for his country ...

All the Best Obama ....