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President Elect Obama will be sworn in on January 20th, does our new President make you optimistic for the future?

On January 20th, Barak Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.  He takes this role, as the highest officer in the land, on the heels of a historic election and the midst of a crumbling economy and continued threats and tension around the globe. 

How are you feeling about President Obama’s ability to effectively lead the country through these turbulent times?  Please share your thoughts.

Yes (54.5%)

No (24.5%)

Not Sure (20.7%)

President Elect Obama will be sworn in on January 20th, does our new President make you optimistic for the future?
  • zoethegreat By zoethegreat
    on Jan 02, 2009  

    I really want to be optimistic. Its hard though.

  • jessicamac By jessicamac
    on Jan 02, 2009  

    I agree, its hard to be optimistic however, how can we not be?! I'm proud that this country did the "right thing" and voted for change. Now let's give President Obama a chance to help us succeed!

  • steffie By steffie
    on Jan 02, 2009  

    As Americans, we have been asked to be "blindly faithful" in the past (Iraq anyone?!!). I am concerned about any president's ability to "make this better". However, I believe that Obama has the right skills to choose his team wisely. This is more than half the battle. Its never about one man, its about who he chooses to surround himself with. Only this, makes me cautiously optimistic about the next 4 years.

  • Jakesmom112 By Jakesmom112
    on Jan 02, 2009  

    I really beleive that Barak Obama has our best interests at heart. He is an intelligent man. I think he will do well for this country.

  • leximamma By leximamma
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    I beleive Barak Obama will do well for our country!

  • ilikemovies By ilikemovies
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    I didn't vote for him, but I am praying that he will make the best decisions for all of us. So far, I am impressed with the way he has chosen his cabinet members, etc. He is living up to promises made already by choosing qualified candidates regardless of their party. He seems to have a dignity about him. Hoping for the best, it couldn't get much worse.

  • agwaltney By agwaltney
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    It won't happen overnight, he has inherited a horrible mess to clean up. But I believe he is the right person to start the cleanup and I have faith in him.

  • ann818marie By ann818marie
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    I think many people have great expectations for OBama. He is only human and can only make so many changes and he can't do it like agwaltney said overnight. I worry that people think these amazing changes will occur and that it will happen so quickly. I guess we will have to wait and see what the next 4 years bring!

  • diannemarie14 By diannemarie14
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    I believe there will be difference made. The results will not happen over night. The world applauds him and have hope for change as we hope for change.

  • Turtleks By Turtleks
    on Jan 03, 2009  

    I believe people are placing to much faith in one man. He is only one and must convince an entire group of very stuborn and agenda oriented men and women. We need to cut him a little slack, and pray for the entire system of goverment.