What reason did we have to believe that Obama would be a good president?

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  1. JerryTillotson profile image61
    JerryTillotsonposted 8 years ago

    What reason did we have to believe that Obama would be a good president?


  2. N.E. Wright profile image50
    N.E. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Liberals like myself wanted to get Republicans for the mess they put this country in.  We wanted Bushes' team to go to trail for war crimes.  That is why mosted wanted Hilary Clinton. 

    But then Senator Obama wanted the country to move forward, and he  showed us all conservatives are not the same.  Sad we did not know that already, or we just did not care.

    He also had a calmness that we needed at the time of economic turmoil, and we admired it.

    I thought he would do well for those reasons.

  3. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 8 years ago

    People generally hope that a new person not fitting to the stereo type will change things and deliver goods. So, 'hope' is the best belief.

  4. anothermathgeek profile image72
    anothermathgeekposted 8 years ago

    I voted for Obama because I believed he had the best chance of fixing the collapse of the financial system.

    I enjoyed his speeches but I was doubtful we would see the same person in office.  He did not have enough experience and unfortunately (in my opinion), he listened to the wrong people and began to be more of an intellectual, political insider and less of the visionary.

    Even with this change, I believe that I made the right decision.  President Obama and his team prevented the financial system from collapsing.  There's no doubt that there are large problems still and the risk of the collapse coming back is still there.

    Now, that the Democrats have lost control of the House and opinion polls are showing people having more doubts about the presidents. Maybe, we will see a change in the president.  I for one hope so.

    Does he have the confidence to start believing deeply in his old message?  Will he start working better with Republicans?  Will he get people engaged with his ideas?

    There's a chance that part two of his term will be his greatest moment.  I hope so.

  5. weholdthesetruths profile image59
    weholdthesetruthsposted 8 years ago

    None whatsoever.    He demonstrated he knew nothing about the country, or anything important about the country or the people.  He understands absolutely nothing about leadership, he knows nothing about foreign policy, he is utterly ignorant about business, economics, or entrepreneurism.   Obama had never held a productive job his entire life, and has lived off other people's wealth or productivity his entire life.    Every word he said screamedd "I know nothing, I'm just a radical who thinks his ideas will save the world from what they think they know."

    My only surprise?   Is that it took this long for the grumbling to reach a loud roar.    I was of the opinion he would be impeached by his own party, for his sheer and unequalled in history incompetence.    This guy makes a dunce look like Einstein's smarter brother.

  6. Multiflavour profile image61
    Multiflavourposted 8 years ago

    At least he seems to care for the people. He is clever and he has a awesome and intelligent wife. He is a good leader.

    He brought a nice wave of hope and at least he is trying to do the health reform. Which is not so obvious.

  7. Jason R. Manning profile image84
    Jason R. Manningposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately the people were enraptured by words, lofty rhetoric and not a solid foundation of work experience.  Idea’s are nice things, they give rise to emotion, but it is vindication through results that actually make change, for this reason the American people were sold a bill of goods, and they openly bought the farm.

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    CalLightmanposted 8 years ago

    What is a good president? The majority of intelligence data from which president derives his decisions are unavailable to general public. How can we really judge presidents decisions if we do not have all data?

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    Rosemary Banksposted 8 years ago

    One thing for certain he's a better President than the former George Bush the son.

  10. garthroller profile image60
    garthrollerposted 8 years ago

    I voted for him and i would not  change my vote, he did nothing dont blame him just cause hes black, when in fact its a white guy who messed it up. i think if anbody else was there it would be same, actually worse have you ever heard the man speak hes a good leader, you guys need to see past the color and stop looking up to people that raped children i mean the white uneducated famrers.

  11. DannyMaio profile image60
    DannyMaioposted 8 years ago

    sorry I personally did not think he would be and looks like I was correct, jury still out but think only a miracle will help


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