I think that Barack won't be re-elected but if he is, then he should actually do his job as a president more. So far all I see is that he became president b/c he made history being the first dark-skinned president.
I would say you have a limited view of politics in America.
The Presidency is just a position of power, which is designed to make the people believe they have power in the country, but the truth is that the "status quo" continues to run this country.
Until that is broken, the President(regardless of who is elected) will not actually have any true power.
I would also say that we should look at what the founding fathers meant the president to be more than we do. It seems to be important for everything else, why not this? That is, a president is designed to be a non-party political check on tyranny and a buffer between political power and the armed forces. In my opinion the president should, if filling the role as created, do less--not more.
That said, given the current opposition I think Obama can win it. Maybe if the GOP finds someone smart and focused that will change.
The republicans chased every smart, focused, conservative candidate out of the party.
The GOP campaign strategy is not to run a candidate against Obama, but to run Obama against himself. They want to make the election a referendum on Obama personally, rather than a choice between Obama policies, and those policies of the wingnut nominee.
You are right. I can't blame Obama for the economy being tough. The blame is because Bush was not a great president.
That's not necessarily true. The Economy is in the state that it is, because too many previous Presidents have been unable to break the "status quo" that has been in place, since the inception of America.
The truth is the banks caused the economy and Bush was just a pawn. It's crazy rediculous what they did with the home loans and prime loans. Watch the documentary "Inside Job" and/or the movie "Too Big to Fail" -the banks knew what they were doing and didn't care.. they alone tripled our debt in a matter of months. This topic is one that infuriates me to no end. They should all be in jail.
The Economy got more tough because of 9/11. Look at the gas prices, food prices, and how hard it is to find a job? Shouldn't the President try to have oil companies drill more for oil? Maybe that would help the economy out more. Pretty soon everyone will start growing our own crops just so we could eat if something isn't done about it in a minimal amount of time.
I believe Obama will be a two term President. He is doing exactly what he needs to do for the country right now. He has made an effort to address and do something about each problem the country is now facing with some success and some without too much luck but at least he is trying. The vast majority of people and politicians do not have any idea realistically how long it will take to get the 14 trillion dollars deficit under control. I know for certain that will not happen in one presidential term or more. It is going to take some time for that to happen, probably a few decades if you want to be realistic about it. It took several decades to create this large deficit. Obama definitely will not be the last President to try to deal with it because it is not going to go away overnight. A trillion dollar is a lot of money. To clarify this, if Congress was able to cut 100 million dollars every month from a 1 trillion dollars debt it would take about 83 years to eliminate that debt entirely. People got to get real.
Unemployment is alway going to be a problem. There will always be people out of work because there is no such thing as 0% unemployment. That number is usually around 4% to 5% for a healthy economy and going from 9% to that level will not happen until the private sector start hiring again. The incentives are in place, the problem is the high cost of fuel since most companies depend on it to run their business. The high oil prices are caused by the global economy not by the local economy like the United States. This is why it is not much the President or Congress can do to bring the oil prices down.
Obama is owned by the "establishment!" The economy has been rebooted to a lower standard of living that was created by the housing bust. In order to make a wrong--right; legislation needs to be enacted for en masse loan modification for those who were blinded by the predatory lenders that led to Great Depression like foreclosures. And it seems Mr. Obama is distracting Americans with wars or false flags; instead of addressing the real issues that's affecting Americans today!
Any president who will really try to balance the budget and pay down debt deserves re-election. Even if the rest of them stopped it from actually happening.
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