President Barack Obama is faced with an even greater challenge than he faced in 2008.
During his first term, he’s accomplished a great deal (probably most notably, the landmark healthcare reform legislation, affectionately known as “Obamacare”,)… but he’s also fallen short of many of the promises he made during his initial
campaign. Of course, a portion of that can be attributed to the blatant oppostion he got from the other side of the aisle, but still there are questions unanswered and goals that have yet to be met.
Last night, the President accepted his party’s nomination, and addressed the Democratic National Convention, with more fire than people were expecting. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, check it out here:
The speech was good. Different, but good. It wasn’t as “exciting” as his previous speeches, but he asserted himself in a way that he hasn’t done before. The problem, however, is that people were expecting more concrete plans on how to tackle the deficit and add jobs. I’m sure we’ll be in for a wild ride next month, as there are three Presidential debates to be had, and a lot of time to review the policies of both candidates for the highest office in the land.
Whichever way you’re leaning, make sure you’re registered to vote. Check your status by visting GottaVote.org.
On a lighter note, it’s still amazing to me… four years later, to see an African American family in the White House. The First Lady was stunning (3 nights in a row, might I add) and Malia & Sasha are growing up to be such beautiful young ladies. One of my favorite moments of the President’s speech came at the beginning, when he reminded his daughters that they would have to be in school in the morning. Sasha’s response:
If you didn’t understand that look, let me translate for you: it means “Daddy…BYE”. HA!
Here are a few more photos from last night:
Sassy Sasha .gif courtesy of The Atlantic, other images courtesy of AP.