Details: This poster shows Barack Obama raising his hand. In the background are two American flags. At the bottom it says Destiny. Our Destiny is not written for us, but by us. -Barack Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States and a United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is the first African American to be elected President. Obama worked as a community organizer and practiced as a civil rights attorney before serving three terms in the Illinois Senate. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2004. On June 3, 2008, he was named the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States after a 17-month-long primary campaign. He became the President-elect after defeating Republican presidential candidate John McCain in the general election on November 4, 2008, and is due to be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009.