Barack Hussein Obama being of Muslim African & Indonesian upbringing has very little in common with the American black community, many who are Christian. The African Muslims have been at war with the African Christians for centuries. This is why Barack needed an African American wife with actual ties to American history.
Barack sends his wife to the Black Caucus
"Michelle Obama used a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Saturday night to urge delegates to register voters and encourage African Americans to turn out in November’s election."