Moseley Braun to become the first ever black woman to be elected to the Senate.
Obama was to rise to prominence, historically, with an innovative and unique
election campaign that saw him become the first black president of the USA. In
addition to the traits that predispose Obama to leadership (for example, cognitive
intelligence), it could also be argued that his acquisition of academic and political
campaigning skills attained throughout his early career undoubtedly assisted him
with his ascension to Capitol Hill.