american president American president Barak obama was elected by giving promise such as econimical development,Iraq issue ,Afghanistan and American reputation .now it is questionable if obama fail...

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American president Barak obama was elected by giving promise such as econimical development,Iraq issue ,Afghanistan and American reputation .now it is questionable if obama fail to fill up expection of the world people  so it can terrible for american politics and world politics in the way of stability .so i think from my sense that he obviously should follow these swears.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It's easy for a president to make promises before taking office. It is impossible for any outsider, even a presidential candidate, to fully understand what awaits the president. People usually expect presidential candidates to keep their promises, but it's not always possible. Many of Obama's plans require bipartisan assistance and support. Unfortunately, partisan politics is the norm.
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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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I'm afraid many people are living in a fairytale world right now. Reality will start to set in when the new president discovers that the real power is in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I think that Obama's approval on the world stage alone legitimizes his presidency. It would be great if he reformed everything he said he was going to reform and save America from its problems, but even if he doesn't I think the world's renewed view of the U.S. will make him a worthwhile president.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Perhaps since Mr. Obama's Democratic party has so much power in both the House and the Senate, some of what he wants done will come to pass.  However, I doubt that he will be paying anyone's mortgage or taxes.  In fact, (and I do hope and pray I'm wrong) I foresee tax hikes in our near future in order for him to carry out his plans.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Yes, it would be wonderful if every president would actually keep all the promises made during the campaign. However, that rarely happens. George H. W. Bush certainly found out how hard it is to keep those promises. Remember his "Read my lips: No new taxes!" promise?

Becoming president is probably easier than being president. Now Obama will have to learn about compromise and partisan politics.

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emaja | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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Relying on the media and the facts they present about  President-Elect Obama is really encouraging and insightful.  He is about to take office and the world stage in an optimistic, positive light.  Because of who he is, there must be some inherent form of change in his leadership to have, firstly, won the majority of American votes, and two, won the approval of the media.  Two of those things are not even in the prognosis on Bush, to say the least.  In a rather economically shaky forecast, I am simply hoping the Obama administration will "rock our world" so the emphasis instead is upon the needs of the country's residents, and not mirror the images of hate broadcast from overseas, vilifying Americans as selfish, ready for a fight, and financially, need I say, "promiscuous".

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teachersmakeadifference | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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I wonder more and more, the older I get, if after an election I should be more concerned about a presidents promises to this country then concerned about my own promises as a citizen.    Before the election, I was talking with a woman outside of my residence and noting, after a dismal morning, that life always presents challenges.  Her reply was swift and went something like this, "Oh, no all of that is about to change when Obama gets elected." I was shocked. Her answer, although rooted in deeply felt personal needs, made him seem more responsible for her life's happiness than herself.  Will Obama do some good things and make good on some promises?  Of course, I cannot think of a single president in our entire history that has completelyfailed his duty as our leader. Yet with all of the expectations set on Obama I wonder if the people have lost sight of personal responsibility. There are things that I would like to see happen in this country and in my life. Many of them Obama does not agree with or cannot affect. In light of this, the promises that he makes or breaks mean little to me. What matters is that I become more involved in what I stand for and seize more responsible for my future. The real debate is if we will keep our promises to ourselves.

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