As Barack Obama begins his quest for re-election it’s important to look back on his journey. The truth is that the country isn’t sure about the effectiveness of his presidency and so, like any incumbent in this economy would be, his job security is in jeopardy. However, if he is a one and done president it might be easy to look forward and forget what he did to get where he was at, but if you do that you are missing out on a great moment for a man and the nation that believed in him.
When he started out he started out with a flurry of "will he, won’t he." He responded with the typical "i will, i might not." But once he got going he did something that very few politician know how to do effectively in this day and age. He was able to connect with the people. It’s a tremendous gift to be able to speak and no matter what anyone flung at him about his inexperience or his lack of stance on some issues, the truth was that no one could take away the fact that he was a brilliant orator.
Barack had captivated the attention of a nation. But he had to do something that no candidate had been able to do before him. He was able to mobilize a nation. They ran a campaign as organized as possible and geared toward the younger vote. A vote that is often incredibly difficult to get. But still they were able to get voters to come out in massive numbers. It was the biggest election for young voters in the history of the country. It won’t matter if Obama has another run at office because what he did to get an entire nation involved is already a permanent part of his legacy.