*Getting on my soapbox for one time and one time only here* I, too, believe that we must stick to answering the question. Personally, those who did not vote for Obama should not be answering this question LOL. The question was "Why would you like to vote for Barack Obama?" not "Why will you vote for whomever you are voting for?" I realize people have strong opinions, but feel it is important to answer only those questions that we can and should be answering. *Off my soapbox now and on to the question. Thank ya'.*
I voted for Barack Obama because he has the unique and refreshing ability to relate to many, many types of people...young, old, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between. He also has some terrific ideas about how to turn the country around from the mess it is currently in and has been for many years. He is super intelligent, knowledgeable, personable, charismatic, and very likable. He is able to inspire and motivate people very easily and to instill hope readily. I was a lifelong Republican until last year, when I switched political parties after researching President-elect Obama. I was duly impressed.