Despite the critics' rhetoric, President Obama receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is a great honor not only for him but also for the American people. To win this honor is monumental for any individual; however, it's breathtaking to win this honor in a time when American popularity in the international community is severely tarnished by the previous administration. It is direct evidence of just how much the international community supports President Obama's work toward the goal of world peace.
President Obama is in great company: In 2002, the prize went to former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. President Obama's work throughout his lifetime is amazing. The prize is a testament to what he has accomplished in his lifetime thus far, what values he holds for America and the international community, and his future promise of peace and democracy.
My deepest thanks goes out to President Obama …
— Michelle Davidson