He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity.
His tangible results in the short time that he has been active - are few and far between. His greatest results have been created with words and speeches - words that remain in the consciousness of their audience and have long-term effects.
He comes from humble beginnings and defends the weak and vulnerable, because he can identify himself with their conditions.
And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated - - but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama...