So, evidently 44 is an unlucky number, so an article I just read says ...... and President Obama is the 44th president of the U.S.
However, in Numerology, numbers are added to get one digit, therefore 4 + 4 = 8.
And 8 is the Chinese lucky number.
In Native American lore, 4 is a very auspicious number.
4 signifies completion, the four corners, containment, four seasons, the four directions, so since President Obama is an American... well, you get my drift.