Just how well (or not) is President Obama Doing?

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Michelle & Barack Obama

By: Rachel Steinman, guest blogger

Last week, I was questioned in my Legislative Politics class whether I thought President Barack Obama was doing a good job or not. 


After a night of celebrating my own election for Model UN, I could not think up a quick enough response to my professor’s question. 

I honestly did not have a formal opinion on how well or not President Obama was doing since his inauguration. 

Of course the initial couple of weeks after the swearing in, I was elated to see the President reversing many of the controversial executive orders that Former President George W. Bush implemented.

 I was also impressed in his Address to the Union back in February.

Then there were the personal articles that describe how the Obama family was settling into their new home and how Obama runs his administration.

Being a girly girl as it is, I also loved the stories about Sasha and Malia’s scavenger hunt in the White House and meeting the Jonas Brothers or finding out what First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing next (by the way Michelle, excellent choices in Europe, you looked FANTASTIC!)

However back to the original point: How would I grade President Obama’s job thus far.  The answer is simple he is doing just fine. 

Obama ran on a very heavy and lofty platform and he is taking it one day at a time. 

Not even Superman could fix the economy, restore America’s persona abroad, increase job employment, get the troops out of Iraq, deal with the situation in Latin America, and the rest of the many problems the United States President has to deal with in recent history. 

So far, President Obama has been able to push a massive economic stimulus package through Congress and on Tuesday report to the American people that the “first glimmers of hope” are coming through.

 Also on April 12, General Ray Odierno, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq he believes that U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011. 

So for a President that is just about to reach one hundred days in office, Obama is heading in the direction to be this century’s Superman.


Rachel Steinman is currently a International Relations and History major, with a minor in Art History, at the University of Florida. She is the 2009-10 UF Model United Nations president and she hopes to enter law school in fall 2009.



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