"Barack Hussein Obama II" is the List of Presidents of the United States/44th and Presidency of Barack Obama/current President of the United States/President of the United States, and the List of African-American firsts/first African American
In 2004, Obama received national attention during his United States Senate election in Illinois, 2004/campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party Primary election/primary, his 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote address/keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention/Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November. He began his presidential campaign in 2007 and, after Barack Obama presidential primary campaign, 2008/a close primary campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008/Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination. He then defeated Republican Party (United States)/Republican nominee John McCain in the United States presidential election, 2008/general election, and was First inauguration of Barack Obama/inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his election, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More Barack Obama on Wikipedia.
There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there. There will be setbacks and false.Barack Obama
We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. They will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check; we've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.Barack Obama
It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can.Barack Obama