Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States and the junior United States Senator from Illinois.Obama is the first African American to be elected President of the United States.
On February 10, 2007 he announced his candidacy for President of the United States and on June 3, 2008 he was named the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party after a 17 month long primary campaign. He became the President-elect after defeating John McCain on November 4, 2008 and will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. He is the first new president to be elected in the 21st century. [Wikipedia]