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By Lisa Rogak

Considering that supplying his keynote speech on the 2004 Democratic nationwide conference, Barack Obama has been hailed because the transparent savior of not just the Democratic celebration, yet of the integrity of yank politics. even though he burst onto the nationwide scene possible in a single day, his identify attractiveness has grown by means of leaps and limits ever because. Barack Obama in His personal phrases, a publication of charges from the Illinois Senator, permits those that should not as acquainted with his politics to benefit quick the place he stands on abortion, faith, AIDS, his critics, overseas coverage, Iraq, the struggle on Terror, unemployment, homosexual marriage, and a bunch of different vital matters dealing with the USA and the realm.

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Qxd:Barack Obama 52 11/10/08 2:05 PM Page 52 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS I’m proud of the fact that I stood up early and unequivocally in opposition to Bush’s foreign policy. That opposition hasn’t changed. Letter to The Black Commentator, June 19, 2003 The world is watching what we do today in America. They will know what we do here today, and they will treat all of us accordingly in the future—our soldiers, our diplomats, our journalists, anybody who travels beyond these borders. I hope we remember this as we go forward.

But as I’ve spoken to many of you in my travels, I’ve been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics. qxd:Barack Obama 11/10/08 2:05 PM Page 33 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS 33 I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. Presidential acceptance speech, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2008 ON DEMOCRACY There’s always going to be some conflict in democracy. It’s a big country. It’s a complicated country. Democracy is messy. And a lot of that is healthy. qxd:Barack Obama 34 11/10/08 2:05 PM Page 34 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY The belief in each other—that’s what made me a Democrat.

Harper’s, November 2006 Growing up, I absorbed a lot of negative stereotypes about how I should behave as a black teenager and fell into some of the same traps that a lot of black male youth do. It wasn’t preordained that I would go to Columbia or to Harvard. I didn’t have a father in the house, which meant that I didn’t have a lot of role models in terms of how I should operate. Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2005 When I was a kid I inhaled. That was the point. Economist, October 28, 2006 My mother taught me not to reject a compliment when it’s offered.

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