Making History Is Not Enough

President Barack Obama meets with advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)In many ways Obama’s presidency has been historic.

On June 19, 2008, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976. On Thursday, August 28, 2008, Obama became the first Black to be nominated by a major U.S. party.

 

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