It's interesting that Obama has never said 'I got where I am by studying hard, working hard and improving myself and so can you! The road to wealth in any amount is by education, hard work, planning and improving yourself. My being black had nothing to do with it, and all of you are just as capable as anyone else. Go to school and demand an education, work hard and use all your capabilities and you will be just as successful as anyone of any color.' He could have been a great leader of his people, but he chose instead to follow an easier line and lead them down. It's a shame that he is a shadow of what he might have been to his people.