The similarity ends right there. At the second letter.
Of course, one is preaching for peace as a presidential candidate the other is preaching for peace in the garb of jihad.
When Barrack Obama burst on the election scene, his Muslim middle name(Hussein) and surname, his African origins, was the topic of many a conversations. And for a while it seemed that the race was between a white candidate and a black one.
However the tables are turning in favor of this Columbia University graduate, who has an overwhelming presence in the Democrat delegate circles. From what is looks like, its going to be a match between a man and a woman. For a large part of his campaign obama has emphasized on ending the Iraq war, energy independence and universal health care. He has come about the whole process with immense grace(barring of course those comments against Indian-Americans and their funding to the Clintons) and energy.
The racist comments have more or less emerged from the Clinton camp. As I type this, Obama has swept across the Potomac states and has set a clear lead over Clinton. The fact that Clinton had to replace her campaign manager, shows that there is some sign of trouble in the Clinton camp. But the unpredictability remains. Nobody really thought that Bush would get a second term.
The unsung person in all of this is, Michelle Obama. A Princeton-Harvard Law graduate, she is famous for her striking resemblance with Ms.Condoleeza Rice and calling the shots in husband Obama's campaign. A lady driven by spirit and integrity, she is the most unassuming First Lady to be, I have read about.Laura Bush was more or less very princess-like and had an elegant aura about her. Michelle Obama, on the contrary, is very down to earth , more approachable. She takes a great interest in sports, is hysterically addicted to fitness, speaks on her mind, and stays away from white washing her husband. She has publicly admitted that she doesn’t support a career in politics, but has stood by her husband like a rock because this "is what he wants". It will be interesting to see how her role plays into the future. A tougher personality that Mrs. Clinton, I hope that someday she runs for President. Till then, my fingers are crossed for Barack.