Their Concerns Will Be Our Cause-An overview of Barack Obama up to March 10, 2009

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When Barack Obama was elected to the presidency of the United States, it was rightly considered a landmark, an event that would define a generation. In the future, Obama will undoubtedly be thought of as a new kind of president, separated from his predecessors. During his campaign, Obama had many goals and promises for the American people, among them universal healthcare, a safe and successful end to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and economic reform to benefit the masses.

Such grandiose things as he said garnered a wave of dewy-eyed passionates to his cause, which isn't surprising given the nature of his platform. However, much more common were the average working class men and women who took all he said with a grain of salt, which is more respectable than the alternative.

Not a bad title: "It is time for America to lead again"Also: "Their concerns will be our cause"Not because I believe in bigger government - I don't.

Not because I'm not mindful of the massive debt we've inherited - I am. I called for action because the failure to do so would have cost more jobs and caused more hardships. (Obama)My budget does not attempt to solve every problem or address every issue. It reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited - a trillion dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession. (Obama)Given these realities, everyone in this chamber - Democrats and Republicans - will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars. And that includes me. (Obama)the budget I submit will invest in the three areas that are absolutely critical to our economic future: energy, health care, and education. (Obama)We should not, and will not, protect them from their own bad practices. (Obama)And dropping out of high school is no...