Now the guy has nowhere enough experience to be president of the US. Yes he's bright and seems a nice enough guy but that is not enough. From the BBC:
Obama: I'll be winner next week
Barack Obama believes he will be the Democrat nominee by Tuesday
US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has told the BBC that he expects to be his party's nominee once the final primaries are over next week.
Speaking to the BBC's Katty Kay, he said the general election campaign - against Republican John McCain - would then begin in earnest.
Mr Obama is battling Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic presidential nominee.
Mrs Clinton could still win, by persuading enough "super-delegates", or senior party officials, to back her.
But Mr Obama is confident that he will pick up enough of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination.
"If we've gotten the number of delegates needed to secure the nomination then I am the nominee," he told the BBC.
The delegates will choose the party's nominee at a nominating convention in August and the candidate with the most delegates will win.
Some delegates are "pledged" to vote according to the results of elections - or primaries - held in their state, while others - the unelected "super-delegates" - are free to vote for whoever they like.
So far in the race, Mr Obama has picked up more of both types of delegates - elected and unelected - than Mrs Clinton.
Only three more contests remain: the Puerto Rico primary on Sunday and the South Dakota and Montana primaries on Tuesday.
Mr Obama also told reporters that if he managed to sew up the nomination he planned to make an overseas trip, including a possible visit to Iraq.
The announcement comes amid criticism from the McCain campaign that Mr Obama has not visited Iraq since the beginning of 2006.
"It's been 871 days since he was there," said Mr McCain in Los Angeles, as he offered to accompany Mr Obama on a joint visit to the country.
"I am confident that when he goes he will then change his position on the conflict in Iraq, because he will see the success that has been achieved on the ground," the senator added.
But Mr Obama described Mr McCain's offer as "a political stunt".
"I think that if I'm going to Iraq, then I'm there to talk to troops and talk to commanders, I'm not there to try to score political points or perform," he told the New York Times.