Barack Obama was selected as the winner of the Nobel Peace prize today, an announcement that came as a surprise to many. Obama is just the third acting president to win the award, and the fourth president to win it overall (Jimmy Carter won the award in 2002, long after he was out of office). In an official statement the Norwegian committee said, “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.” Many question the decision because Obama has yet to accomplish much so early in his career as President of the United States. Critics say that he was selected for the award based on promises, not results. Others say that Obama was given the award because of his roll in international politics and his accomplishments leading up to the presidency.
Whatever the reason it is a great honor to have an acting president win the Nobel Peace prize. We decided to create a t-shirt to commemorate the moment. We encourage you to design your own, we would love to see what kind of shirts you come up with. Feel as though he shouldn’t have won? Here is your chance to design a t-shirt making your point, we want to see those too!