Barack Obama is one of the best representatives of an American that has come along in years. He has black roots from his father and was raised by a white mother and white grandparents.
His education is impressive, with an outstanding graduation from Harvard Law School. Barack was his class president, the first black man to ever achieve this goal. Barack could have had his choice of high-powered law office positions in New York, but he chose to return to Chicago to continue his work making a difference in the lives of low and middle class Americans. He made this choice to forego the higher paying jobs and made the personal sacrifice financially to help his fellow Americans achieve better living standards. Obama is not one of the "good ole boys" smoking fat cigars, thumbing through their stock portfolios and kissing up to their big business lobbyist friends who have bought and paid for them.