The Barack Obama presidency has elicited a lot of interest not only in the United States, but all around the world. Obama is not an international figure because of the color of his skin, but because of what he stands for, the values that he believes in. He managed to beat John McCain in the race to the White House, not because he was a better hero, but because he embodied what Americans had been lacking for a very long time: hope.
Obama as president has been able to achieve a lot for his country. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is about to become history, thanks to Obama-government policies. Many saw his anti-war sentiments as being cowardly, but the truth is the US does not have to be in a war that is basically senseless. His healthcare program is about to change how people access healthcare in the country. His economic policies have helped a lot of people survive the recent economic crunch.
Pundits had tried to discredit him on the basis that he lacked the necessary experience to run the affairs of the United States. However it is clear that what America needs at this time is a visionary such as Obama, a man, who not only promises hope, but who acts on his promises. He managed to achieve what many other presidents ahead of him failed to achieve, and this was giving the American people a reason to believe in themselves, regardless of class, race or even religion. He is not just any Washington puppet; he is a selfless leader whose inspiration has seen the United States regain respect from the rest of the world.