Congratulations to American politician Barack Obama for pulling off a stunning victory in the South Carolina primary to find the Democratic Party nominee for US President. He beat his nearest rival Hillary Clinton 2:1. Editors at The-Latest had earlier taken the unprescedented step of breaking with our independent political stance and backing the young Illinois senator like Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, who wrote in the New York Times that Obama's appeal reminded her of her father.
Obama also beat South Carolina-born politician John Edwards into a distant third place.
More important for The-Latest than Obama becoming the first Black US President are his progressive policies on key issues like the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, wealth redistribution from rich to poor, health and the environment. Here we reproduce his personally-written profile for you to get a true picture of the man behind the media hype. But first, take a look at the statistics in the box below which reveal Obama's broad appeal which has won the support of the Kennedy dynasty and a host of other bit hitters, including Oprah Winfrey.
Relationship Status: Married to
Birthday: August 4, 1961
Religious Views: United Church of Christ
Interests: Basketball, writing, loafing with my kids
Favourite Music: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder,
Johann Sebastian Bach (cello suites), and The Fugees
Favourite Movies: Casablanca, Godfather I and II, Lawrence of Arabia and
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Favourite Books: Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison), Moby Dick (Herman Melville),
Shakespeare's Tragedies, Parting the Waters, Gilead (Marilynne Robinson), Self-Reliance (Ralph Waldo Emerson), The Bible, Abraham Lincoln's Collected Writings
Favourite TV Shows: Sportscenter
Favourite Quotes: "The Arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends
towards justice." (civil rights leader, Martin Luther King)
University: Harvard '91
Colleges: Columbia '83
Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations
Phone: 00 18666752008
Barack Obama would like you to see this video: Barack Obama Speaks at Dr. King's Church.On the day before the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Senator Barack Obama delivers a speech to the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Barack Obama would like you to see this video: South Carolina House Meeting.Grace Cusack reflects on her house meeting in Florence, South Carolina.
Barack Obama would like you to see this blog post: Where Obama Stands: On the Economy."Where Obama Stands" is a series of posts highlighting Obama's innovative approaches to challenge the status quo and get results on the issues that matter most to Americans.
* See also, 'And Then Came Obama', The-Latest, Columnists.