Barack Obama in His Own Words by Lisa Rogak

By Lisa Rogak

In view 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 occasion, yet of the integrity of yankee politics. even though he burst onto the nationwide scene possible in a single day, his identify acceptance has grown by way of leaps and boundaries ever because. Barack Obama in His personal phrases, a e-book of rates from the Illinois Senator, permits those that usually are not as conversant in his politics to benefit speedy the place he stands on abortion, faith, AIDS, his critics, international coverage, Iraq, the conflict on Terror, unemployment, homosexual marriage, and a number of alternative very important matters dealing with the USA and the realm.

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But I did all my drinking in high school and college. I was a wild man. I did drugs and drank and partied. But I got all my ya-yas out. Rolling Stone, December 30, 2004 Nicorette has worked. You’re supposed to phase out the stuff, but I haven’t completely. I’m still chewing. qxd:Barack Obama 26 11/10/08 5:20 PM Page 26 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS ON THE CLINTONS I think that there’s a difference, obviously, between the Bushes and the Clintons. But I do think that Washington is comfortable with itself.

Qxd:Barack Obama 11/10/08 2:05 PM Page 51 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS 51 ON FOREIGN POLICY American leadership has been a mighty force for human progress. The steady march of democracy and free enterprise across the globe speaks to the steadfastness of our leadership and the power of our ideals. Today we face new and frightful challenges, especially the threat of terror. Never has it been more important for America to lead wisely, to shrewdly project power and wield influence on behalf of liberty and security.

They’re neither our enemy nor our friend. Democratic primary presidential debate, April 26, 2007 I intend to forge a more effective regional framework in Asia that will promote stability [and] prosperity and help us confront common transnational threats such as tracking down terrorists and responding to global health problems like avian flu. qxd:Barack Obama 11/10/08 5:20 PM Page 25 BARACK OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS 25 ON HIS CIGARETTE HABIT I smoked for a long time and quit, and occasionally I lapse back into it.

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