Nobel Laureate Barack Obama
At just 48 years old and not even nine months in office, President Barack Obama became only the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel prize.
The widespread reaction in the mainstream media: For what?
The Nobel committee members made no bones about it: Helping Obama achieve ambitious peacemaking goals was their goal in awarding the prize Friday to an as-yet mostly unaccomplished U.S. president.
Will winning the Nobel Prize help President Obama politically or hurt him?