All the rights I had sadly taken for granted. Four years later, the Democratic presidential nominations found Obama facing Hillary Clinton and John Edwards who was widely expected to nibble Obama's votes and give Hillary a probable victory. The neutral palette challenges racial stereotypes, while the flat plane evokes American folk art. Tellingly, Obama also chose Milly for her final photographs in the White House in January , posing on the staircase with her dogs, Bo and Sunny, in black trousers and a black-and-white striped Milly top with statement sleeves. Obama's votes remained intact. Sex scandals indirectly handed Obama the presidency, which wouldn't have been possible in a country like Kenya where 'Mpango wa Kando' is not an out of this world 'arrangement. Obama consistently used fashion to score political points as first lady, and she continues to do so. Story Continued Below First, the criticism about the lack of resemblance to the former first lady comes as no surprise to those of us familiar with the work of Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist. But for Barack Obama, whose amazing political trajectory was launched into the stratosphere by the 'horizontal gymnastics' of leaders who couldn't zip up, sex, to paraphrase Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, is about power. And just like that, randy Ryan 'stepped aside' and Obama was home and dry. Print While the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled Monday were applauded by the art world—for their intense visual impact as much as the choice of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, artists who are both critical darlings and the first African-Americans to paint presidential portraits commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery—there was plenty for the Twitterati to snark about. And Obama, the son of a brilliant but reckless economist from rural Kogelo, cruised to victory virtually unchallenged. Getting the senate seat was, however, still a hell of a long short, as Americans would say. Sex scandals plaguing his opponents continuously propelled Barack Obama to win elections When American poet and short story writer Charles Bukowski said "sex is kicking death in the ass while singing," he forgot that sex also does kick singing politicians in the ass, leading to the sudden and unexpected death of their political dreams. I had to do something.