Obama has nothing to lose
To the editor:
On Jan. 20, the world observed the historic inauguration of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States, marking the first time in history that a person of color ascended to this position. I watched his swearing in and acceptance speech with pride because I knew what his election symbolized for this nation. I also wondered if anyone who followed the election noted that President Obama would helm the most successful administration in U.S. history.
President Obama approached his election campaign as an intelligent, well-educated and likeable man who projected the common touch like no other candidate. He quickly gained the support of the majority of the media outlets and the majority of the entertainment industry. America was engaged in two wars and the sitting president possessed the lowest approval rating ever. When an economic crisis developed, a perfect storm formed that culminated in America electing the least qualified president in American history.