Our New President

Frustrated mom
By Frustrated mom Latest Reply 2009-09-22 19:38:00 -0500
Started 2008-11-05 08:56:17 -0600

What does everyone think about our new President? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?


123 replies

Harlen
Harlen 2009-09-22 19:38:00 -0500 Report

poo or crap dose it matter what you call it?Theres not mucj iether would be able to do the first term we will just have to whate and see what gose down

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-09-22 15:53:11 -0500 Report

All Presidents are a combination of good and bad. Who in their right mind would really want this job? They go into office because they want to help the American people. They are politicians whether they are Democrats or Republicans. What everyone forgets, it is the Senate and Congress which controls our country. I think Obama, like most Presidents, go into the office with a lot of idealist ways of thinking. But that is because they haven't been there before. Our daily environment may change a lot of their way of thinking…for instance, now Obama is leaning more towards McCain's campaign promises for healthcare. To get a grasp on all of the issues, you must watch and keep up with things on a daily basis. It has always been very difficult to make everyone happy and there have to be compromises. As for Obama's aging, yes, I think he is wondering "why did I do this to myself." But I think he has the level-headedness to understand he has to win over the Senate and the Congress. I think it is unjust to blame any one President for something because most times issues they get passed do not come into effect until after they leave office. The one thing that worries me about the healthcare plan…NOTHING is free! Obama promised "no new taxes" but we have already had numerous increases in taxes that we already pay and if the healthcare plan is passed, you can bet other things will increase, i.e., dollar increase in cigarette taxes, additional taxes on sodas, increase taxes on food. The country just doesn't have money to pay for what we already are committed to. I SAY PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION FOR EVERYONE; AND, PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND SERVICEMEN. LET GOD BE IN CONTROL AND WE WILL BE ALRIGHT.

witchmom05
witchmom05 2009-06-20 18:18:43 -0500 Report

Truthfully I never believe anything out of a politicians mouth. I only wanted to vote in hopes of getting a women in as president. I think this country needs more compassionate people running it and I thought a women might do the trick. But I'm young and that's only my opinion.

mike67
mike67 2009-09-22 11:57:02 -0500 Report

hey , i agree that a woman would be great for our country, now that we have obama lets work with him to stop the billion dollars insurance companys from controlling our healthcare and make healthcare a right not a privledge for the rich in america. m.b.

NormaJean
NormaJean 2009-06-17 19:05:54 -0500 Report

We are all worried about our new President and if everything is gonna get better maybe it will,only time will tell,we just have to wait and see.
This change definitely will not be over night.
We should worry more about eating right and taking care of our Diabetes.

P2putt
P2putt 2009-06-17 07:00:02 -0500 Report

It is now the middle of June,09. He is no longer Present Elect . He is THE BIG GUY and over the past few months he has frightened me terribly.His health care program will surely limit the quality and accessibility of services.We are looking at Socialized Medical Care which hasn't worked in England,Canada or other Socialized "democacies'.Non -medical entities will be deciding what servicies we will receive as opposed to Health Care Professionals. I have little confidence in his plans for health care revision and I'm terrified of his other plans.We are on the verge of loosing America as our Fouding Fathers envisioned it.

Carol11
Carol11 2009-03-05 10:18:34 -0600 Report

There was a piece on CanadaAM this morning on how much grey hair has developed since he took office. Talk about stress! Let' hope he stays healthy.

Sheryl
Sheryl 2009-03-05 23:29:19 -0600 Report

I hope so too!
He has taken on a big, big job…The economy is free falling, not only here but, around the world. Not to mention the war issues, Iran, Russia, North Korea and just about the rest of the world problems. It's an awful lot for anyone to take on.

I would say he has a very full plate…and I certainly want to see him make a difference in these difficult times.

2009-03-09 04:26:53 -0500 Report

My only question is, what about the economy? The first task he was going to tackle, seems to be the biggest problems, and yeah, little things get lead to big, but we need the jobs now, the money now, help to keep homes now. I know he is trying but the order is all wrong.

Sheryl
Sheryl 2009-03-10 11:32:48 -0500 Report

Some people have the impression that it's the Presidents job to give us jobs, money and save us from our own selves. The greed, buying more then one could afford, bad banking practices all have to be corrected and it's going to be painful.
I think given the circumstances and the scoop of this crisis it's going to take more then our president to fix it.

Blooter
Blooter 2009-03-10 20:30:16 -0500 Report

Sheryl you are so right, it is going to take the American people to wake up and realize they can make it without a handout from the government. We won't be able to have all we want but we do what we have to do to get ourselves through this crisis and quit blaming everyone else for problems that we have created for ourselves.

Sheryl
Sheryl 2009-02-05 12:55:31 -0600 Report

www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/
This is a link to track Obamas progress.
He made approx 500 campaign promises and this meter keeps track of those promises. It's quite interesting to watch. I bookmarked it so I can see how things are progressing.
I think rather then listen to the news media that spreads fear we can actually watch progress and make up our own minds based on facts.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-02-05 13:29:26 -0600 Report

I like that. Thanks. I've bookmarked it and signed up for emails. I just hope folks will remember he is not a magician and not a one-man show…that they'll understand everything cannot be "fixed" overnight.

2009-02-05 14:21:10 -0600 Report

I understand that the needs of the country have altered about, concerning our help with jobs, economy and such.

But the only thing I have seen him sign to yet be decided by the senate, was healthcare for children and uninsured.

He went from wanting to use 300billion in bailouts to over 900billion, we will never get out of the hole.
So he capped some payrolls,

but look at all the pork still trying

to pass in that stimulus.

And what about the bad choices in his cabinet that have already been released.

To me, it just seems like he jumped before he thought
Claudia I am not afraid to say, I did not want him voted in; charisma, does not equal fair and balanced know how.

I do have a right to my own opinion, as all of you have
Claudia

tickles1244
tickles1244 2009-02-08 19:33:14 -0600 Report

This is truely my last comment on this then go on with my health concerns..President Obama is a Man not a God not a fixerupper, He can only do what his cabinet and Co-constituents allow, He's not a miracle maker and what has been done to this country was not his making but his burden..So I pray to God to keep him strong, because He needs all the people of this United State to be his back.

Mimi7499
Mimi7499 2009-01-15 15:08:47 -0600 Report

I wanted to read this post because I thought it was going to lead to a health care concern. Or maybe a health insurance concern.
As someone living with diabetes, I thought that might be a better topic concerning the President Elect. All we can do is wait and see, I am having major concerns about my health coverage.
Not a discussion for me to continue with but good luck and stay well!

Charish
Charish 2009-01-14 15:02:14 -0600 Report

When I saw the many entries here concerning this discussion I tried with everything within me to stay away from it but I can't help myself and responding. I may be making a big mistake in doing this but my heart want allow me to just simply act like I didn't see this and not enter into this. I wrote this to another very dear friend of mine and we both respect the others thoughts and opinions on everything that we discuss.

Well here goes and this is what I wrote to him:

I have to say this in the effort of what I know to be right I have seen administrations come and go in my 45 years of life and some of those people were elected by us good faith people who thought that they would make a difference and do the right thing when it came to the people that they were elected to serve, but they fail them miserably…Here is a man elected to serve the people and is condemned before he can get started. All of the politicians before him have done things that they just simply received a slap on the wrist for the things they've done and told that they were not to be bad little boys or girls again…All the Bushes of the world, McCain fans and followers, and the Obama bashers have to remember one thing that no one has the power that GOD HAS and IT'S HIS FINAL SAY SO of how the picture will end…All of what is happening right now is terrible and it goes without saying caused by in part all the other trusted officials before Obama…This one man isn't the down fall of this country and it appears that everyone is quick to lay things in his lap and point the fingers at him before he can get started…As I have learned that destiny plays its part no one person caused this, but the out come of the state that this country is in just doesn't rest in the hands of one man alone; GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY not man…Perhaps people should ask Him (GOD) who He wanted to run this nation and see what He has to say about it…But no one did, nor have they even thought about it, well I did ask and this world or should I say this nation is in for one big surprise…This is not a one man's job this is a job for everyone and until people start coming together and helping each other then things will remain the way it is and no one is seeing that God is fed up with all that is going on and He will not hear their cries until they themselves finally see the truth and the blame rest not on one man's shoulder, but on the shoulders of many that were trusted and appointed to run this country before him. But it is now one man who has to clean up the messes that was created on all sides, Democrats and Republicans alike created this mess, but remember that again GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY SO…Remember that I still love you and know that this is just my opinion…SMILES!!!!!!!

Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

2catty
2catty 2009-01-14 15:10:31 -0600 Report

I agree with you, but if you remember this country loves to condemn our fellow man straight from the beginning. Not just Obama but every president elect that I have ever know in my time. But like I said, regardless he can't be much worse than Bush. Don't you agree. I wish him and all of us luck with our new president.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2009-01-14 15:14:53 -0600 Report

hurray for the land of the free! long may we stay that way! and praise GOD for HIS mercy and love!

firefightermom
firefightermom 2009-01-14 19:55:02 -0600 Report

I think we are all saying the same thing really .God is in control.I think this was a nice discussion.see you all later.have a good nite.

Edie
Edie 2009-01-15 11:09:50 -0600 Report

I agree wholeheartedly lets give him his time in the White House he can't do no worse than those before him. With that said I now leave this discussion and get on with my life. Have a good one.

Charish
Charish 2009-01-15 11:15:34 -0600 Report

True that Edie and I think I will follow in getting on with my life and departing from this discussion…SMILES!!!!

Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-01-14 14:52:31 -0600 Report

I pray for our country as well as our President. I anxiously await seeing the new President's first positive contribution to our country.

Ani
Ani 2009-01-14 11:57:24 -0600 Report

I think it is a good thing. We need change to happen and I realy think he is the one who will do alot of good for us.

firefightermom
firefightermom 2009-01-14 14:29:41 -0600 Report

I will support and pray for our New President. I didn't vote for him because of some things he stands for, that he agrees with but he got the votes to go in as our president so it is America's responsibility to stand in the gap in our prayers and put our faith to work that he will do good things for all of us. we make the "plans" but God "directs" the steps.

2catty
2catty 2009-01-14 14:56:12 -0600 Report

I'm just thinking surely he can't be to much worse than Bush. So I didn't vote for Obama because of the abortion thing but hopefully the pressure he is under and the fact he has a lot of people watching to see if he is going to live up to what he says he can do. And the fact he wants to make his mark as our first half black president, maybe he will rise to the occasion. Just my opinion. Which I am intitled.

Ani
Ani 2009-01-14 11:57:23 -0600 Report

I think it is a good thing. We need change to happen and I realy think he is the one who will do alot of good for us.

Ani
Ani 2009-01-14 11:57:23 -0600 Report

I think it is a good thing. We need change to happen and I realy think he is the one who will do alot of good for us.

Edie
Edie 2009-01-13 06:48:11 -0600 Report

Goodmorning Every one now for my 2 cents worth. My family is Military all the way. My Dad, Brothers, Uncles and Grandparents all served in the Miltary and I am proud to be an American. Yes I love the Freedom we all enjoy in this country and we all came from different parts of the World at some point in History. This is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
We all get Dressed the same way and we All Worship the same God. So with that said I know that Obama will follow Gods prodding of his heart and serve us to the best of his ability. Just because he never served in the Military doesn't mean anything in my book as some of the Great Men in history never fought in a War. Give the man his due and lets let him do the Job that most of us put him in there to do.
May the Good Lord be with him and This Great Country in the Future and May He also be with all of our Boys and Girls that are keeping Us Safe and Sound over here weather they be overseas or on the homefront.
I started out for Hillary and ended up supporting Obama. The reason for this I feel I need to say is because every time we have a Democrat in Office we Gain Ground at home and overseas I am sorry to say Bush did not help us in the War we were over there longer than he promised us when he started the war and now it is up to the next man to do what he thinks is right for the Country. At least he says he will have an open door of all of us to give our oppions to him and our suggestions to help him run Our Country together as we should so if you have anything to say to him let him know and not complain if things don't go the way you want them too. I feel if we don't speak up we have no right to complain about anything in this Great Country. I will keep writing him at every turn I feel he needs to hear from me and yes I do get answers from his staff about my letters and his wife even sends answers to me. That is the way I stay in touch with what is going on in our Country.
Thanks for hearing me out.

2009-01-11 08:35:12 -0600 Report

You know, I have always thought that none of the last two candidates were a good choice, and after the news this morning I knew I was right. Now our president-elect said that he is going to have to change all that he promised while running, the only thing he is not going to change is the need to "change", I am sorry but I have been doubtful all along, but to tell the truth who would be right for the job. Whoever comes in is coming into one of the worst situations of the world for years. I do not mean to offend anyone, I say we have to be optomistic.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-12-01 13:45:35 -0600 Report

I will suport our new President. After all each president is only a man. I will be praying that the United States will keep on being the protector of her citizens

JoAnna

2009-01-13 05:15:52 -0600 Report

I never looked at it that way; but I am starting to see no matter who is president, they are just directed by someone else; We are the people of the US, but do they really judge the results of the presidential pic of the people? I think we will never know that answer.

2008-12-01 12:50:09 -0600 Report

I definately agree with Morrisjs. This is not a political site, but a medical one. If you were discussing President-elect Obama's stance on health issues, that is one thing, but that is not what is being done here. Leave the politics for other sites that are more suited for political discussions.

tickles1244
tickles1244 2008-11-08 17:41:24 -0600 Report

It was a good WIN..I hope now we all can go back to our respective corners and get on about our health concerns..Thanks

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-09 08:27:03 -0600 Report

Thank you. We have all made our comments for or against. This is going to get out of hand. So let's get on with our diabetic forum and wait and see what happens when he is inagurated and becomes the actual President.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-07 16:49:05 -0600 Report

After reading all the posts today I have a comment. what all of us are forgetting( Democrat or Republican) is that President -elect Obama does not take over till Jan 20, 2009. This country is in sad sad shape now. the past 8 years is under President Bush. Obama cannot do anything till he takes office. Obama had a press conference today and talk about what he wants to do but still cannot do it now. As far as the military experience. Did Bush have any? That was one of the reason why Obama chose Biden for his military dealings. Obama is smart enough to put together a smart cabinet that will help him figure out this mess we are in.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-08 01:50:37 -0600 Report

Exactly…the fact that Oboma doesn't have any military experiance basically can be considered irrelivant, if he is able to put together a cabinent of advisors and whatnot that have alot of experience…

Vicki

kyladee
kyladee 2008-11-07 10:00:21 -0600 Report

I feel that it's too early to tell how Obama will be. Obviously this country is in need of change. We just have to wait and see what happens next. I think everyone is a bit unsure of things right now.

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-11-07 07:03:53 -0600 Report

Well, the health care issue does bother me. If he wants to go the Canadian route, I hope no one here evr needs a heart transplant! You will be told the following: good news, we have a heart for you. Bad news, it will take 5 years to give it to you! I really do not see what anyone could do for the insurance problems of this country. there are too many of us who do not have insurance and pre-existing conditions. Yup, wants to medicare reforms, good ! but I am too young, so where does that leave me? Those of us with cronic conditions will always have a problem with higher premiums. I wish the ADA would come out with something for us to get supplies easier for the ones that do not have insurance. But money talks.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-07 08:49:24 -0600 Report

Under Obamas plan, those they do not have insurance will be offered insurance at the preminums the federal employees get. Which believe me is so cheap. I for one am anxious to get it going. My daughter is 23 and needs it. And for those of us that have insurance he wants to get the premiums lowered. Which would be great! I am a full supporter of the President-elect and can not wait till he takes office.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-11-07 09:10:02 -0600 Report

I believe Canada's health system is unique. It would not be used here and I don't believe anyone has ever proposed one similar to it in the past.

I don't believe that the “National Health Insurance Exchange” will be charged at the rate federal employees get, just that it will be run in a similar way. It sounds basically like an insurance agent where you'll be able to select from a bunch of different insurance plans from different insurance companies. I have no doubt that it will be cheaper and easier to get on a plan than it would be currently but how much cheaper seems to be the x-factor that's not really explained anywhere. The other side to this is a new program similar to medicare that will let small business that can't afford to offer insurance right now buy into and offer their employees health insurance. The last part that may help people who's employers don't have health insurance or don't pay much towards it will be required to pay a % of their payroll to either pick up a private one and offer it, increase the amount they currently contribute or pay into one of the public plans to cover employees. Bottom line is I doubt the "$2,500 average saving" will really be an average saving but it should mean that anyone who wants health insurance should be able to get some kind at a more reasonable price. The one downside is the children's coverage. It will be mandated that all children have insurance but it's still up to the family to get that insurance. Based on what I've read there will still be people who won't be able to afford healthcare and not be eligible for the really low cost options which may put some families in a not so good position. There are a lot more good points as well as potential pitfalls but it is a major shake up which is what's needed. Time will tell if it's been shaken in the right way.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-07 09:17:53 -0600 Report

Well I belive his new plan will be better than what we have now. That is my opinion. Others do not have to agree. That is one of the reason I supporter him after Hillary Clinton was defeated. Her healthcare platform was why I like her. Somewhere I feel she will have a place in Obama's healthcare plan committee.

mike67
mike67 2009-06-14 11:41:08 -0500 Report

I have worked canada and talked with many people there and have not had any negative responses to the healthcare they have, i do believe that the media is on the conservative side of healthcare and only wants to place a negative view of a gret system that canada really has, few in cananda want our type system, thanks, m.b.

Manny50
Manny50 2008-11-06 14:18:43 -0600 Report

I believe that the Lord is in control and that although I do not personally agree with his view points especially on abortion I am thankful that we do live in the United States of America I feel we will have to support him and hopefully the Lord works on him just Like he has always done. Remember man will fail you ,but the Lord Jesus Christ will never forsake us.

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-11-06 15:01:17 -0600 Report

I for one voted for and support the president elect.He has a message of hope and I really believe that he cares about the middle class, and the poor.The past president had no clue as to what he was doing in the white house and in the future we will find out the truth that Mr chenney, and Mr Rove were running the country while keeping MR BUSH busy with staying in the lines of his coloring books>Now at least we have someone Who is inteligent,caring and god fearing may god help him in these very trying times We should all give him our respect and support.

2008-11-06 19:17:55 -0600 Report

Thanks Robert C.H.
You have said it all and I hope people
will give him respect and support. I would never want to President, Not everyone is going to like what the President does or does not do and always
find fault. It is so hard to Please eveyone. Nancy

Tama
Tama 2008-11-06 21:25:31 -0600 Report

I agree with you 100%. To me color makes no difference, we all bleed red blood no matter what color the skin is. Bush had no idea what he was doing as far as running the country. Obama I believe will be a great President. All we as americans can do is support him and pray for him as he does his best to try to strighten out the mess Bush left the country in.

2008-11-06 19:10:26 -0600 Report

Thank you,Manny50,
The Lord is in control of all things. And I to love our United States, We just have to pray for our President everyday
and for our Country. We need to show
respect for our President, even if
we did not vote for him. Thanks again
Nancy

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-11-06 10:04:29 -0600 Report

Here's an interesting post on Obama's healthcare policies:

Health in an Obama World - What We Know So Far, at
http://www.healthpopuli.com/2008/11/health-in-obama-world-what-we-know-so.html

CALpumper
CALpumper 2008-11-06 11:30:16 -0600 Report

Thanks for the link Amy.

Americans voted. Barack Obama is our President-Elect.

We all need to stick together and help each other when and where we can. No more political labels. Everyone has their beliefs and their opinions. Those don't always bode well in getting things accomplished though.

This community is full of people who care. We know what it is like to struggle, Every Day. We know what it is like to see others struggle, how hard it is to care for them.

We have a unique perspective on chronic illnesses. We can use that for Good.

So just remember, we are all in this together.

And I vow to Never comment on politics again because it can get heated. It don't see that it did here and I am glad for that. Again, that gets nothing done.

All Americans are struggling. We all have our issues. We all have our stories. Every last one of us.

And together we are strong and we can unite for the common good…

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-11-06 13:32:53 -0600 Report

Thank you, I was just wondering how everyone felt about our New President…Not every one will always be in agreement…I just pray that things get worked out and he does turn out to be a great Presient…Black, White, etc that does not matter, what matters is that he does what he promises and every one is happy…Bless each & everyone…

CALpumper
CALpumper 2008-11-07 12:17:49 -0600 Report

You are both welcome.

The common good can and Will go a long way. No matter who the Commander in Chief is, we Need to remember that.

crystalheart
crystalheart 2008-11-07 13:47:45 -0600 Report

Of all of the sites that I have been to,finally,a site where mature,respectful people can talk without falling into calling each other horrible names. I agree with CAL..the election was decided,we need to move on. Whether we voted for or against,we can hope and pray for the best. We really won't know what he can do until he gets there. Passing judgement on the man for the things he did before is kind of unfair. It's what he will do that's important and that he keeps his promises. I'll get off my soapbox and hush up now..haha

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-11-06 07:56:57 -0600 Report

Well I guess we will have to wait and see what happens…but I hope you all are still HAPPY when he doesn't come thru or keep the promises he made a couple yrs from now.

Lee Ann - 22107
Lee Ann - 22107 2008-11-06 17:39:00 -0600 Report

It's almost like you're suggesting there's actually been a president that has actually come through and kept all his promises. Also, whether or not a president is able to keep promises is hardly solely up to him. We don't live under a monarchy or dictatorship last I checked. Also also, let's not forget what a pathetic mire our country is in and how soiled our international reputation is now after the last 8 years of Republican leadership. Also, also also, it took current Republican leadership a few years to drive the country into this swampy ditch, so it's going to take some time to undo that damage.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-28 23:25:25 -0600 Report

You are SO right! And let's remember too that he is not the one and only peson making decisions and causing things to either happen or not happen. No president past or present has done all he promised or even all he hoped and planned to do. Sometimes that is because he didn't do the job. Sometimes not.

tickles1244
tickles1244 2008-11-29 14:41:05 -0600 Report

I liked your reply LeeAnn, truely what one President has done most of what they promise the US its very hard sitting in that seat, and many a wise man has done so, I wish Obama, President elect, the best advisors possible, because those are the ones who whisper in his ears..Bette

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-11-05 18:23:31 -0600 Report

It was an incredible race and the speeches were eloquent. I had a choice, I made my mark, and now I will equally support the man who is brave enough to take on the issues we face. His to do list is huge, and I think we will all have to do our part to make it happen.

midget
midget 2008-11-05 15:37:14 -0600 Report

we have to see what happens when he takes office in january. i think his family is so cute. his wife is pretty and his girls are pretty to. they want to get a puppy for the girls. can't wait to see that. they should get a mixed breed from a shelter.

Jh862
Jh862 2008-11-05 16:25:21 -0600 Report

I think his girls are adorable and think Michelle will make a wonderful first lady. I just hope he is about more than a good speaker. Obama's definitely inspirational to listen to, just would like to see some substance behind the speaches.

tmana
tmana 2008-11-05 13:55:42 -0600 Report

On the one hand, I am heartened to see that Americans in general are able to look beyond the color of someone's skin. I found Obama's acceptance speech to be well-crafted, drawing on some of the more positive associations most of us have with President Lincoln as well as the realism that change will not happen overnight (nor will it happen if we do not make it happen).

On the other hand, I am discouraged by the nation's continued insistence on "relying on princes" — or more accurately, relying on the overbloated, expensive, bureaucratic "government" to perform services that should be handled by the private sector, and relying on an altruism *that does not exist* in the public sector.

I did vote. I voted my conscience, which is neither Democratic nor Republican.

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-11-05 10:55:14 -0600 Report

Wow, I find it hard to believe that so few of you see great hope in Obama. He seems to be very committed to doing the right thing and being as bi-partisan as possible.

From a healthcare standpoint, we should all be very happy. All the expert analyses say Obama's plan is more practical and certainly better for folks living with "pre-existing conditions" like diabetes.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-05 10:58:23 -0600 Report

Thank you Amy. That was one of the reasons I voted for him. I think this will be the change and opportunity this country needs to erase the past 8 years.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-05 11:08:41 -0600 Report

Yes Amy you are so right, that is why I voted for him. His healthcare plan is way better suited to our needs as diabetics!!!

Vicki

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-11-05 13:35:13 -0600 Report

I don't know Amy…I just hope it all works out like every one wants it to…I think they both have good intetions. I guess we will just have to wait and see what our future holds…There is always gonna be 2 sides and I hope this side is best for our nation, because the last was not…Thank you…

Lee Ann - 22107
Lee Ann - 22107 2008-11-05 13:52:16 -0600 Report

I'm really surprised by all the negativity too. I mostly 'hang' with T1's online, and T1's seem to be overwhelmingly in favor of Obama.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-11-05 13:56:14 -0600 Report

i think the older we are the more down side of things we've seen. i will be the first to cheer if a politiction keeps his promise's

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-11-05 14:00:33 -0600 Report

I am with you on that, they promise what they want us to hear…And ususally do the opposite…Change takes time, whatever happens it will not happen over night…

2008-11-05 16:06:57 -0600 Report

Amy,
I agree with you, that is why I supported
him and VOTED for him. I am proud of that. GOD BLESS HIM.

Nancy

Jh862
Jh862 2008-11-05 16:20:33 -0600 Report

As Pres-Elect, I will support him and agree with others, that I hope he keeps a few of the promises. But I voted for McCain. A person who both in IL and in the US Senate failed to vote over 100 times in each place bothers me. His job is to vote on bills to support his constituents, yet he chose not to take sides. I also watched him on Oprah prior to his bid for the presidency. He said he wanted his girls to grow up in Chicago. Because of that, he flew to DC after they went to bed on Monday, then home on Thursday. Makes me wonder if they will move to DC now or if he'll consider the presidency a part-time job too. Sorry, I don't trust the guy. I'm originally from central IL and I rarely trust any politician from the Chicago area. I really hope I'm wrong and he will do a wonderful job. I'd gladly eat my words!

Sheryl
Sheryl 2008-11-05 23:22:11 -0600 Report

I think what we are all seeing here is not only a historic event but a president that will be challenged in many ways. Not only is he taking on a horrible economic situation, wars and how the world preceives us as Americans, but some Americans that see him as some kind of enemy.
I fully believe he will work harder to prove himself because I feel as the first black president, with this history being made, he does not want to be looked upon as a failure. He will have the eyes of the world on him not to mention the American people and I beleive he wants to stand proud for all of us. We should do the same for him.
I am so ready for change! Lets give him a chance.
Just my opinion.

2008-11-06 11:44:22 -0600 Report

Hi Sheryl,
Well put, I agree to your rely, Lets give him a chance.

Olies mom
Olies mom 2008-11-06 12:35:15 -0600 Report

Maybe after living in Chicago and seeing how the politics are here, this may have also added to his decision to run for president. After all they really don't call us the windy city for the wind, now do they.

Betty

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-11-28 23:16:37 -0600 Report

Amen, Amy! He's obviously a brilliant man and one who intends to (and has thus far) reach across party lines to actuallly be the leader for all of us. He's at least willing to listen to and consider other points of view and to utilize the experience and expertise of those he feels will be best for his administration and our country. He didn't win this election without being the one most people wanted as our incoming President. I pray that others will at least watch and listen and give him a chance before condemning him. He has a long, hard road ahead of him, but he's already off and running. We need to realize that problems of the magnitude that we now have are not going to be solved overnight or in the immediate future. I applaud President Bush for his spirit of cooperation during this transition period thus far. He has shown real class. And, folks, Amy is right about the issue of health insurance. Something has to be done and as quickly as possible. I think Obama might just surprise a lot of you nay sayers.

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