He's the first African American president and thats an inspiration to many blacks who's ancestors went from slaves to putting a black person in the White House as the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Other countries can no longer say America is the most racist country in the world. Obama is the embodiment of a politician that truly cares for the poor and disadvantaged, but advancing programs to uplift the poor and disadvantaged he is adding more talented brains into mainstream America, creating more diversity and also lowering crime rates. Obama represents hope for the poor who thought they'd never have a chance to succeed. The Republicans only focus is on keeping the elite, rich people as the controllers of this country.