February 16, 2009

Barack Obama Trivia

I am fascinated by Obama, will update the post as and when I read more about him, till then enjoy this bit of trivia on Obama:

Barry ,is Barack Obama's nickname in college

Barack Obama first meet Michelle in a Chicago law firm, where she was assigned to be his mentor

Michelle Obama used to call her husband the "Fact guy" , as he seems to have a fact about everything

Obama came into limelight with Project Vote where he successfully registered 150,000 new voters for the 1992 presidential elections, especially black people with low incomes

While running Project vote by day, Obama wrote his first book, Dreams from my father

Obama generally open his speech with a joke about his name by saying that people invariably call him something else - "Yo Mama " or "Alabama"

Obama took "The Audactiy of Hope" from a sermon by his pastor Jermiah A Wright, who himself took by writings by Dr.Martin Luther King who said "I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds and dignity and freedom for their spirit. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other -centered men can build up"

Barack Obama's popular slogan was copied/inspired from the slogan Si, Se, peude (Spanish for "Yes it can be Done) which a US farm workers union on fast had raised way back in 1972

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