INTERN’S VIEW: What Will Change Under President Obama?
by Josh Hart
Now that America has elected a new president the question gets posed:
What will change under President Barack Obama?
Will the fact that he is an African-American man affect anything?
From what I have heard around my school it seems like many think he will be assassinated. I donâ€™t think this will necessarily happen. There is a chance, just as there is with every other president, but a very low one. The US government is not going to let that happen.
I think that having an African-American president will not affect the government as much as it will affect the people. I think that African-American males will now be more respected and also I believe that they will have more respect for each other.
As for the government, Barack Obama is just like any other president â€“ he is trying to help America. No matter what you think, every president is trying to improve the country, but they all have different tactics and approaches. Personally, I am a supporter of Barack Obama, but the thing we have to keep in mind is he wonâ€™t be able to change things in one day. For the first two to four years George W. Bushâ€™s policies will still be around. I think that once policies get changed Barack Obama will be up for election again. (Maybe against Sarah Palin, as rumor has it). This means that if America doesnâ€™t see enough change he will probably not get re-elected.
In the coming years I will be looking forward to the change that happens. I think some of the things that will happen is a refocusing of troops in the Middle-East. Barack Obama is trying to focus more on Afghanistan than on Iraq. I think also that the economy will start to improve; stocks will go up, gas prices will go down, and small businesses will be flourishing. People will be happy, but I donâ€™t know how long this will take. It canâ€™t happen overnight.
Keep an eye on politics in the next couple years and see what happens with our country.
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Josh Hart is the B-Town Blog’s first Intern! He’s also a 15-year old student at Highline’s â€œBig Picture High Schoolâ€ in SeaTac. He recently wrote on the economy, about JFK beating Highline 61-0 in football, an opinion piece on the VP debate, a story on Mt. Rainier High’s Drill Team playing at the Seahawks’ Halftime, a story on a Fight at the Tyee vs Rention Football Game and much more…]