Senator Barrack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 16, announced his first steps into the 2008 presidential election and possibly the first black president to occupy the White House. According to the LA Times, Obama has already filed for paperwork to raise money for his campaign. The senator of Illinois stated, “America is hungry for a different kind of politic.” This change could make Obama the first black president in history and possibly a new prospective for the White House.
Even with Senator Obama’s lack of experience among the rest, he said he will be able to use his inexperience as an advantage.
“Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence that we can’t tackle the big problems that demand solutions and that is what have to change first.”
On Feb. 10, in Springfield Illinois, he will announce his full candidacy. Students at WCU are talking about the terms of the upcoming 2008 election. A senior at WCU, who wishes to remain anonymous, said, “He could really bring a fresh perspective to politics; he seems like a very down to earth and genuine kind of guy.”
Kelly Walsh, a junior at West Chester, said his character will show within the long term of his presidential campaigning.
“I don’t know much about senator Obama, but I feel his views will become much clearer, and over time we will see if his actions speak louder than his words,” she said.
Obama wasn’t expecting to be in this position to run even a year ago. According to a Fox news article on Jan. 16, he said that his fresh face and young family could bring plenty to the table. Also, according to another Fox news report, Hilary Clinton is seeking her presidential campaign possibly for the 2008 election, alon with 2004 vice presidential nominee, John Edwards. By next year there is a chance America may see history in the making. There could be a female president or black president entering the White House for the very first time.