The Chinese consider 8 as a lucky number. That we all know.
How about this.
Barack Obama was born on the 8th month of 1961 (year adds to 8 too).
He entered Harvard Law School in 88.
He is running for office in the year 08.
Hillary Clinton officially declared support at DNC on 08/26/08 (day adds to 8)
He got officially nominated for president on the 8th month, August.
If he becomes president he will be the 44 th president (adds to 8).
By Numerology the name 'Barack Obama' adds to 8
What else I wonder!