President’s emergence from obscurity to prominence
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No one would exactly know the fate and destiny of a certain man like Barack H. Obama. Fathered by a Kenyan economist and born to an American White mother on August 04, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. As a boy, he enjoyed playing with his cross national and Indonesian playmates in Jakarta. He grew up with consciousness as a teenager in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The American soul and spirit prodded him to go back to Chicago, Illinois, USA. He studied and graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School where he became president of the Harvard Law Review. He got the distinction as the first American of African descent to hold such august and emancipating position.
He established himself as a community organizer even before earning his law degree and thus, he became a civil rights attorney in Chicago in addition to teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School.
With his significant accomplishments, the star of then, young Attorney Obama had risen and continued to rise meteorically with ups and downs in the high road to excellence and prominence.
He was a three termer senator in the 13th District of Illinois Senate from 1992 to 2004. His unsuccessful bid for a seat in the United States House of Representatives enabled him bitter tastes of downs in the process.
Obama’s grasps and grabs of destiny were timely. His star was fixed high above the horizon and kept its calculated paces on the rise. He was swung to national prominence during his senatorial campaign to represent the State of Illinois in the US Senate in 2004. Firming up such national popularity were his victory in the March, 2004 Illinois Democratic Primary; his keynote address at DNC in July, 2004 and was elected senator in November, 2004. At this point in time, Obama’s obscurity was a thing of the past.
Senator Obama figured out prominently and a standout in the halls of the US Senate. He was further pushed up to the ultimate step of the ladder of prominence. He won the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 and elected 44th US president on same year.
Obama’s banner of world-over prominence was hoisted at his inauguration on January 20, 2009 as the first Afro-American president.
The prominence of his presidency started to lose glitter and luster after the Mid Year Election of 2010. American voters sent to the US Congress Republican legislators who put off and cut-off Obama’s prominence. They choked Obama by means of opposing his legislative agenda for economic recovery.
Obama was obscured by his political adversaries. He was and still being hated. He is once again, obscured as the most battered US president. Nevertheless, he became more hopeful in the midst of manifest but imposed failures. He was successfully encased by Republicans who preferred America to suffer by withholding their supports for Obama.
Sincerity and purity of purpose to serve the case of the American people and nation give Obama the edge over his rival and opponent Mitt Romney. As a re-election presidential candidate, Obama presents his obscurity to the American voters to once and for all unveil and lift to prominence by granting him the second term as tenant of the White House come November 06.