"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The whole Nobel thing is political. One need only look at the 1940's, when Mahatma Ghandi was shaming the world with his peaceful revolution, the world stood in awe as his people were slaughtered by the British and yet did not retaliate. He was nominated three times and rejected because he was a "silly little man in Pajamas"...and colored.
Anyone who thinks Obama's image making machinery was NOT hot on that is, frankly, ignorant. I suspect a few million changed hands.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.