I think a lot of us fall into a place where we have unrealistic expectations for our presidents. Granted our elected officials are guilty of promising unabtainable goals and stature. In this past election I heard a voter exclaim that President Obama is going to make her rich. While this may be an extreme claim, I had to wonder if we as Americans, even if it is marginal, buy into the same idea as this woman. Do we believe an elected official can somehow dictate the amount of money we earn to a point where we can go from poverty to riches? A president does not have the ability to increase our education, that is up to us to pursue higher learning. A president cannot grant us an executive position with a thriving company, this is earned through years of schooling and hard work. A president does not have to ability to put money away for our retirement, gone are the days of pensions for most of us so it is our job to invest and manage our finances responsibly. A president, although we consider this the most powerful position in the world, at the end of the day all he can do is start or end a war. I would argue our focus and our expectations for a president should be to simply protect our nation and maintain foriegn relations which in my opinion is a full time position in itself.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
If Donald Trump is elected as President of the United States, what will be YOUR reaction? Why?
by screaming 6 years ago
Yet he managed not to serve in that war!
by Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago
Should we re-elect a president who proves he doesn't do what he promised?When a president doesn't deliver what he has promised while campaigning, should people vote to elect him again?
by Joel 6 years ago
Did anyone hear President Obama mention how he cannot wait to be reelected because "after my election, I will have more flexibility"? He said this to the Russian President when he might have though the mics were off. I think Obama needs to answer for this. Did he mean...
by Paul Wingert 8 years ago
Although her chances of winning is next to nothing (I'd rather vote for a sock puppet), but as a worse case senereo, I would tour Canada and Europe for four years and try not to stick out as an American due to embarrasment (very hard to do). It was bad enough traveling to Canada while Bush was in...
by chasingcars 8 years ago
The 2008 election brought us relief from the repressive conservatism which threatened to ruin this country into the ground. It showed a fair and definite choice of a political party and president elected democratically. The president was sworn in by a conservative activist judge, twice,...
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