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Overall Rating:3.10 based on 29 ratings
Democratic senator from Illinois - only African-American in the Senate. Won basically unopposed in '04. (Add picture)

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Strijdom (3)
Honestly, Obama is just a hot air balloon raised to the heavens by fawning reporters and the media. He actually will represent African Americans and indeed all Americans in exactly the wrong way. Even his much touted style is nothing more than a facade. In his most praised speech on race, his most memorable comment was that he would never abandon Wright. Look now. This man is like a cat, always doing what he might do to get elected, not at all because of his personal convictions.

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Heav95 (0)
You do mean the second Black President? because John Hason was the black President from 1781-1782 A.D

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luridlloyd (9)
Since Gen. Powell disgraced himself, no Republican black person will be elected. The only black people the Republicans have are very right wing. The irony is that the very right wing won't vote for a black person. Obama has a problem solving and concise way of speaking. I'd vote for him.

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Rhapsody22 (12)
I think this man has definite potential. I watched his speech at the democratic convention and it gave me goosebumps. Maybe not 2008 but I do see him as a definite contender eventually.

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hotel283 (20)
Well, he's the dems golden boy, if you will. Sadly, I think 2008 is ambitious. He has the charm and wit to be President but that does little to sway the hordes of racist white trash that has managed to live to 18 despite a diet comprised largely Froot Loops and soda.

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abichara (60)
Obama certainly can have a career in national politics. Indeed, despite his relative youth and inexperience, he may end up on the Dem. ticket in '08. This guy definitely has charisma and an ability to appeal to ordinary voters, something which recent Democratic candidates like Gore and Kerry have been lacking. And Obama does have the intellectual weight to do the job. Overall, he'll be a positive for Democrats to have on the ticket.

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pabob (2)
I certainly feel he is significant as a politician, especially considering the free clout he has been given by the national media, but he still must prove himself. He has been in office for only a year into his first term in the Senate, so I think its kind of earlier to be considering a legit candidate for the Oval Office.

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JGlendenning (1)
With more experience this man will be well on his way to being a great President.

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Drummond (54)
I love the post that provides excuses for Keyes' walloping - as if he ever had a snowball's chance in Hell in Illinois. Keyes' horrible treatment of his daughter ought to keep him out of politics for good. Obama in the meantime appears to be on track for the presidency at some point, as long as he doesn't piss off his base too much.

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jamestkirk (23)
This guys national recognition is a creation of the media. I can't respect for now because he has only completed a year of his 1st term as a US senator. What has he done to garner true national respect other than be elected? He's done just as much as any other first term senator, for what that's worth, but he gets attention because the national media feels compelled to prop up a black US senator. He's got a long ways to go in terms of earning true credibility.

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irishgit (138)
Certainly not in '08, but a possibility for '12 or even '16 depending on how things develop, both for him and in politics external to him. Certainly not out of the question long term, and his stock could well get stronger.

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frogio (47)
I like him. Seems genuine and well liked by everybody. No agenda evident (but still a politician).

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zuchinibut (36)
He is young and has a lot of political life ahead of him. He appears to be well liked, and isn't a radical that would intimidate swing voters.

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operator 409 (7)
I agree with Ambassador Keyes ,(a great American). Just not a whole lot there with this guy. Decent man, but a smoke and mirror politician if there ever was one.

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Kairho (11)
This guy is a natural leader. He has all the charisma points necessary, now we need to see how he performs in congress.

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stolypin (3)
His only achievement in politics seems to be winning a partically uncontested election.

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