Hawaii’s Gift #2: U.S. Senator Barack Obama
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D – Illinois) was born and raised in Hawaii for a few years of his childhood before moving to Indonesia after his parents divorced. Over the years, he worked his way through school and college and graduated from Harvard with a law degree in 1991. From there he entered politics, served in the Illinois State Legislature before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He is now in the middle of his Senate term and is frequently mentioned and speculated as a potential candidate for the U.S. Presidency in the 2008 election.
Hawaii residents and Democrat politicians have been watching Senator Obama with keen interest over the past year anticipating whether or not he will indeed enter the race for President. If he does, the Hawaii media will have a field day with this as they do with any Hawaii resident or ex-resident who rises to the world and national stage. We love our local sons and daughters.
That said, Senator Obama will indeed be a “gift to the world” who started in Hawaii and may probably have a chance to make a bigger impact on the world and national stage should he become President.