Barack Obama found himself in the fi ght of his life when he decided to throw his hat into the ring of the ‘2008’ presidential race. His historical bid to become the next president of the United States of America brought intrigue, excitement, and controversy to the campaign trail in ways the political world will never quite be able to capture in words. I (however) gave it the old college try.
As the first seriously considered African American contender, the campaign trail’s rhetoric heated up and became fraught with racism, nay-sayers, and vehement critics.
By turning three simple words “Yes We Can” into his mantra, Senator Obama over came those devastating obstacles to become the Distinguishable Gentleman. In this blow by blow narrative account of the most historical presidential race of this country’s history, this (easy read depiction) captures the candid political facts, and personal narratives of the candidates who participated in the highly contentious
The Distinguishable Gentleman and the Presidential Race of ‘08’ will not only educate, but enlighten, as well as motivate. Americans will be able to refer to this valuable resource many years from now when nostalgia lures them to relive the “dream” once more.
“It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defi ning moment, change has come to America.”
November 4, 2008