Ill. Senator Barack Obama is keeping it real… and it may come back to haunt him as he ascends the political ladder.
 
In a memoir written before his political aspirations began, Obama admits to marijuana use and even labels himself a “junkie.”
 
“Junkie.
Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the
young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I
was out of my mind,”
according to a report from The Post. Those words appear in Obama’s “Dreams From My Father”, a piece written in his 30’s.
 
Obama is now 45-years-old.
 
In another drug related news bit, Obama has also admitted, via another book to using cocaine at one time.
 
While many politicians have been hindered by telling too much of the truth, Obama believes that America is ready for a politician who is open and honest.
 
“I
believe what the country is looking for is someone who is open, honest
and candid about themselves rather than someone who seems endlessly
driven by polls or focus groups,”
said Robert Gibbs, Obama’s spokesman.