Friday Fun Facts About President Obama
As the Obama presidency winds down and the primaries are in full swing I thought it might be fun to review some facts about our 44th President Barack Hussein Obama II.
Fun Facts About President Obama
- President Obama was the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
- Behind the scenes President Obama refers to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron as “bro.”
- Along with Bill Clinton President Obama is left-handed. Other famous lefties include Napoleon, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah, and Jimi Hendrix.
- Good info is expensive. In 2012 Somali Islamic Pirates were paying 10 camels for the president’s head and two camels for info on Hillary Clinton. Probably 12 camels now due to inflation.
- On your next visit to China don’t for get to sample some OFC. Obama Fried Chicken. And the China Col. Sanders would be who??
- In 1961 Sen. Robert F. Kennedy predicted America would elect a black president by the year 2001. He only missed it by eight years.
- You can ask President Obama anything about Harry Potter. He’s read all the books. Gotta kill time on Air Force One somehow.
- In addition to the Nobel Prize the president won a Grammy for the audio version of his book, Dreams From My Father.
- The president has more Twitter followers than any other world leader.
- President Obama ran for the US House seat in Illinois’ 1st District but lost that election to former Black Panther Bobby Rush. Illinois politics.
- The US Senate race in 2004 between Barack Obama and Alan Keyes was the first senate race in history between two black candidates.
- In June of 2008, Obama had amassed 2,118 delegates to secure the nomination for president thanks to the South Dakota and Montana primaries.
- President Obama is also the first US president to address the United Kingdom Parliament.
Some Final Thoughts
As we look forward to the election of the 45th US President it drives home the fact that good people as well as bad are term limited out as president.
Perhaps we should consider that for Congress. We do have House elections every two year and one third of the senate are also in play.
Maybe Monday I will discuss the pros and cons of term limits.