Cultural and political picture Obama giving a speech at the Victory Column on July 24, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. Obama’s family background, his early life, upbringing and education, contrasted sharply with the biographical background of other African-American politicians who launched their careers in the 1960s through participation in the civil rights movement. 213 During a meeting with the Association of Black Journalists (English, National Association of Black Journalists) completed in August 2007, said it was perplexing questions about whether it is “black enough” and said that the debate is not about their physical appearance or his record of support on issues that concern black voters but we are still trapped in this notion that if we please the whites something must be wrong. Meeting of U.S. presidents, 7 January 2009. From left to right: George HW Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and .In December 2006, the Wall Street Journal was entitled The man from nowhere (in English, The Man from Nowhere), where Peggy Noonan, author of the speeches of Ronald Reagan advised commentators Establishment (a pejorative term on the ruling class) which would prevent the still excited about Obama’s political career early. Echoing the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy, Obama acknowledged his youthful image, and said during his campaign in October 2007 would not be here if the weather and the torch had not been granted to a new generation. An important part of the political image Obama is the belief that its rhetoric and actions toward political reform in line with its political wisdom, which often includes a measure of convenience.In July 2008, article in The New Yorker magazine, written by political reporter Ryan Lizza, stated: Obama makes a campaign for reforming a broken political process, but has always played politics by following the existing rules and not as I would like to have. Many commentators mentioned Obama’s international appeal as a determinant for their public image. Not only did several polls have shown strong support for it in other countries, 222 but Obama also established close relationships with prominent foreign politicians and government officials present even before his presidential candidacy.In particular with the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, whom he met during his visit to London in 2005, also with the Italian Democratic Party leader Walter Veltroni, who visited in 2005 to Obama’s office Senate, and the head of state of France Nicolas Sarkozy, who himself visited him in 2006 in Washington. In December 2008, the U.S. news magazine Time chose Barack Obama as the person of the year because to a historic nomination and election, which was reported in the publication as “safe walking the apparent success impossible.”.