Barack and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has established himself as a serious candidate for President of the United States in 2008, defeating John McCain to become our nation's first African-American chief executive.

He is also a certified hunk, and a favorite of celebrities, gossip rags and hot girls who make videos on YouTube.

We, too, have a crush on Barack Obama.

Up against McCain and formidable Hillary Clinton before that, Barack Obama faced steep odds in his bid to become this nation's chief executive. But he hung in there nicely on the strength of many strong state election finishes and record levels of financial support.

Whether Barack Obama becomes one of our great presidents or not remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure - tens and millions of people from all walks of life love the man. Chief among them? Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama.