Obama received the Nobel Peace prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

I like to think he received the award for HOPE !

HOPE  for the future of peace, not only in the US but for the world; that when visiting countries way off the map he doesn’t sound like a pompous, “I’m the best one in the house” jackass;

HOPE  in the belief of the normal American life and home; afterall his mother-in-law lives with him;

HOPE  in not being afraid to step up and out of the hole we’ve been in for the past dozen or so years;

HOPE  in the black face of America – when we elected him, we practiced what we’ve been preaching since Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and LBJ signed the Voting Rights Bill !

HOPE – what better extraordinary effort is there.