It might only be a small connection (or more likely no connection whatsoever), but while Barack Obama has been portrayed as the bball hoopster, perhaps he is more of a water polo guy.
Funny how USA Water Polo, which phased out this logo in 2007 in favor of a shield-look, has some similarities to the Obama '08 campaign logo. Circular look, stripes of the flag running beneath, you get the idea.
While California is the area most known for water polo, there is a growing hotbed of talent in the Chicago-area. Perhaps he can help popularize one of the greatest sports in the water. Now that is change we can all embrace.