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I've been disenfranchised with him as well, though maybe not for the same reasons, or maybe for the exact same one; he's not going to live up to our ideal of him. But, you make it sound like Obama had nothing to do with getting elected President, like that wasn't an accomplishment and he's just some bum we picked out of a hat or that won the lottery. As for other nominees, you could always look up that information, but that's where I question where all this scrutiny and qualifying of the award comes from when people obviously don't even know or otherwise care about that. It's not like people are aware of the past winners or why they won, let alone question or criticize it. How about last year's winner, Martti Ahtisaari? I know you instantly were comparing Obama's resume to his in your head after the announcement, right? And what about Martti, anyway, did he really deserve it!? What about Muhammad Yunus, Wangari Maathai, or Shirin Ebadi? Who was nominated with them!? It's just absurd, as absurd as the idea Obama won this for anything other than his getting elected President, what that stood for, and the awareness it brought to issues he championed or the overall cultural/political awakening that occurred during the process of his election, which I find all the more remarkable considering where we stand today; which, feels like two steps forward, and one back. It's as absurd as the idea that that's somehow not worthy of a prize.Proj2501 said:I can agree with the former part of your statement. It does show how far we have come in a myriad of ways. However, I would like to know who the other nominees were and what their accomplishments were. I mean, the people elected Obama. Whether or not he truly deserves this Prize is debatable. While I don't HATE him (I'll say I'm a little disenchanted with him these days) I honestly don't feel he's truly earned it yet. Hopefully in the future he shows he was worthy of winning it.