I had the chance to see this Video of this poor state Senator trying to tell Chris Matthews the list of accomplishments of Barack Obama in the State Senate and the best answer he could come up with was " He's inspirational" . Had I known that would get me a job in the US Senate, I would have applied a long time ago. So after watching it a few times, I decided to hit some of his more notable State Senate legislative highlights. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGqauDMD_6o&feature=related[/ame] * Voted *present* more than 130 times* *hit the wrong button 6 times, once voting yes on a bill to strip millions from a chid welfare program* On March 19, 1997, he announced he had fumbled an election-reform vote the day before, on a measure that passed 51 to 6: "I was trying to vote yes on this, and I was recorded as a no," he said. The next day, he acknowledged voting "present" on a key telecommunications vote. Obama was the lone dissenter on Feb. 24, 2000, against 57 yeas for a ban on human cloning. "I pressed the wrong button by accident," he said. The measure, pushed by the gambling industry and fought by church groups whose support Obama was seeking, passed with two "yeas" to spare -- including Obama's. Moments after its passage he rose to say, "I'd like to be recorded as a no vote," explaining that he had mistakenly voted for it. Obama would later develop a reputation as a critic of the gambling industry, and he voted against a similar measure two years later. (Source LA TIMEs and Chicago Tribune) *He also opposed letting people use a self-defense argument if charged with violating local handgun bans by using weapons in their homes* *He voted against requiring medical care for aborted fetuses who survive* *Voted against the death penalty for gang members* The list is long and distinguished, perhaps this is why the Senator didn't remember it when asked?