I have said it before and I will say it again, no one person in my lifetime has become so popular in such a short period of time than Senator Barack Obama. From pretty much unknown status one year ago, to now the favorite to win the White House in 2008. New polls out today show Obama with a big lead nationwide against his rival Senator Hillary Clinton and in a head to head match-up with Republican front runner, John McCain, Barack Obama wins handedly. Often times I have heard that old saying about being at the right place at the right time and nowhere does that saying apply more than to Barack Obama's campaign for President of the United States.
There are so many factors that are working in favor of Barack Obama it is hard to list them all. However, a few of the biggest issues that are propelling Obama ever higher in the polls include the high disapproval of President Bush and the Bush/Clinton fatigue factor this nation is suffering from. That said, most Americans are fearful that the US is heading in the wrong direction and voters are demanding change in 2008. Early on it became clear that Senator Barack Obama was going to be the voters choice for that change and to date Senator Obama has not let his overnight success go to his head.
In a nation where anything is possible, Senator Obama is about to crash through some of the biggest obstacles imaginable when he becomes the next President of the United States. At the top of that list is the fact that Barack Obama is an African-American in a nation that still suffers with issues of racism. Within a few short months, Senator Obama has not only made it seem possible that an African-American could win the White House – but the word possible has been replaced with probable after today's most recent polls.
Without anyone really noticing, history is happening right before our eyes in the candidacy of Barack Obama. Rather than running the same old Republican v. Democrat or conservative v. liberal campaign, Barack Obama is looking toward the future and drawing support from Republicans, Independents and most Democrats in his race for the White House. I was thinking last night about how long it has been since we had a President with young kids living in the White House. Barack and Michelle Obama have two beautiful daughters and I believe parents with young children are more in touch with what is really happening in the country than older folks like me that have already raised our kids.
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Voters Want Change, Not Experience In 2008
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