Get in the queue, there’s a line of users wanting to know exactly that. Obama and his team themselves had no clue to begin with. In fact the White House was not even aware that Obama had been nominated for this prize.
Remember when Obama was inaugurated to the position? The Nobel committee had just 12 more days remaining to accept the nominations.
Obama was humble about receiving the award and made it clear in diplomatic speak that even though he has no outstanding moment worthy of this award, he accepts it as a recognition for American Leadership.
The Nobel Committee had something like this to say about recognizing Obama, Obama is a catalyst for change and hope to not just the Americans but to the entire world.
I would agree to that. Check out Obama’s Nobel Peace prize acceptance speech full video and text below: