Who becomes president if Barack Obama is impeached?
If a president becomes unable to serve, whether through death, severe illness, or impeachment, the vice president would assume the position of president. This is what happened when President Kennedy was assassinated: his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was sworn in. If Mr. Obama were removed from the presidency (which, although partisans may hope it will occur, is highly unlikely), his vice president, Joe Biden, would be president.
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Some of the things he said he would do and now has done are: 1-Kept us out of a 2nd Great Depression 2-Passed health care reform 3-Saved America's auto industry 4-…Took Out Don't Ask Don't Tell 5-Instituted sweeping financial industry reform legislation 6-Appointed two Democratic Supreme Court Justices 7-Greatly improved benefits for veterans 8-Lifted Bush restrictions on embryonic stem cell research 9-Repaired our image abroad 10-Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 11-Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years 12-Rescued Captain from Somali pirates 13-Signed law establishing Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 14-Cut prescription drug cost for Medicare recipients by 50% 15-Ended Bush's CIA program of "enhanced interrogation methods" 16-Instituted tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses 17-Signed bill to provide health care to 11 million kids 18-Lifted hate crime laws in the US 19-Reformed student loan program 20-Signed nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia 21-Passed legislation to improve the environment 22-Got us out of Iraq 23-Eliminated Osama bin Laden & Anwar al-Awlaki 24- Eliminated Gaddafi 25-Got our Troops back! 26-Tax Cuts 27-Extended Unemployment Benefits 28-Unemployment Going Down from 5 Million to 1.2 Million This is why many of us believe he should become president again in 2012. For an even longer list of the things he has accomplished, see the related questions below.
He won the 2008 United States Presidential election by getting the most electoral votes, and he received a huge majority of popular votes as well. Some say the reason so many …people voted for him is that he offered hope instead of fear. Another explanation is that the Republicans, who had been in charge for eight years, were now very unpopular thanks to the quagmire in Iraq, various scandals (including one where a Republican congressman not only had to resign, but went to jail), and President Bush's handling of the economy. Republican candidate John McCain was seen by the public as representing four more years of Bush policies, while Barack Obama was seen as representing something new and better than what President Bush had done.
He studied political science and law; graduated from Harvard Law School (where he was head of the Law Review); spent time as a community organizer, learning about the problems… of the poor and residents of urban areas; and ultimately ran for office-- first as a senator from Illinois. While still a senator, he gave a very impressive speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004, and after that, he attracted more attention. He eventually decided he wanted to run for president, and earned the Democratic nomination after a long and highly competitive battle with his challenger, Hillary Clinton. Once he had secured the nomination, he ran a very effective campaign that defeated Senator John McCain.
November 2008 he was elected, sworn in January 2009.
Barack Obama became president of the United States of America.
Yes, Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008; he was also re-elected in November 2012, winning a second term.
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Barack Obama became President of the United States. He was elected on November 2008 and was sworn in January 2009.
It's too early to tell. President Obama was re-elected in November 2012, but we have no way of predicting who might run for the presidency in 2016-- Mr. Obama will not be allo…wed to run (he will have served two terms, which is all a US president can serve). But there is no way of knowing in 2012 who the candidates will be in four years.
The American people voted for him, because he is a natural leader. One of the best the USA has had in a long time.
The majority of the voting citizens of the United States of Americavoted for him on November 4th, 2008. He received 365 electoral votes, while his main opponent, JohnMcCain o…f the Republican Party, received only 173. Barack Obamaalso won a majority of the popular vote, 52.9% (69,456,897) whileJohn McCain only received 45.7% (59,934,814). President Obama ran on a progressive campaign of change. It isclear that is what the American people wanted. Presidential candidates must work through a long and difficultprocess to win the election. Stages in the Obama road to president: 1. Win the Democratic Primaries to become the Democratic candidatefor president. This required defeating Hillary Clinton, amongothers. 2. Win the Presidential Election by the people and electoral votes. 3. Take the Oath of Office There were many factors at play: 1. Developing a group that was able to beat the Clinton machine. 2. There was large public dissatisfaction with the Presidency ofGeorge W. Bush. 2a. President Obama's team was able to promote the idea that thethen Senator Obama was an 'anti-Bush' candidate, and that JohnMcCain, despite being a self-professed 'maverick', was more closelytied to Bush's policies than he would like to admit. Obama'scampaign was freely able to denounce Bush's policies and decisions. 2b. John McCain tried to distance himself from George W. Bush'sdecisions and policies without publicly denouncing Bush. He did notwant to be labeled as a Bush supporter since the 43rd President wasso unpopular as President at that time, but also didn't want toalienate himself from them either. 3. McCain (his Republican opponent) was also a huge disappointmentin many ways. His 'maverick' attitude and status caused many withinhis party to not relate to his ideals. 4. McCain's choice of Vice President repelled many Republicans,independents, and Democrats alike. Sarah Palin's attempts atserious news interviews were disasters, causing much ridicule andmany satirical spoofs. 5. President Obama was able to rise above the bigotry and provethat race was no longer a valid deciding factor for most Americansvoting. 6. He came to the plate with low political baggage compared to theopponents. 7. His campaign ran on a platform of change from the ways USpolitical processes had been being done and played to the contemptmany voters felt for Washington "insiders", panderers, andlobbyists. 8. Media support: Obama quickly gained much more positive popularmedia support. One of many factors was the humor that was elicitedby the antics of Sarah Palin, it was difficult for many audiencesto consider the Vice Presidential candidate a serious contender,and that eroded confidence in McCain for his choice of her asrunning mate. Media attacks: False rumors constantly put up in the rumor millwith made-up attacks (like the "Birthers" with the Obama-Kenyalies, the false Obama-Muslim/terrorist claims, as well as thecommunist/socialist fear mongering) ran popular with someRepublicans who were firmly decided in their vote. But theirconstant hyperbole, which was heavily covered by media, backfired.These over-the-top and non-plausible attacks left the majority ofvoters with distaste for the attacks, and it cost McCain, althoughhe did eventually attempt to clear up some of the lies. But, it wastoo little too late and many voters already identified more withBarack Obama with sympathy for his being the object of so muchhate, than they credited McCain for his attempts to squelch thehateful lies. 9. American people were largely dissatisfied with the currentgovernment, particularly the two wars, large budget deficits, andtanking economy. This enabled more disaffected voters to come outand vote, both to punish the current administration and to affectchange; these people tended to vote for Obama in the election. 10. Barack Obama is an excellent orator, debater, and author, andhis speeches and books struck a chord of hope for change for manypeople. 11. He won the presidential nomination in part because of HillaryClinton's distracting bid. 12. People from all walks of life supported him. * His family helped him a lot. * He was able to raise a lot of money to get his message out. * The DNC' s 50 state strategy. * There was a mandate for change. * His youth, vitality and oratory skills. He was elected by the populace of the U.S. The liberal media trashed Sarah Palin and praised Obama as if he were the Second Coming of Christ.
All Presidents are sworn in at the Inauguration, which is held on January 20th. Barack Obama's was on January 20th 2009.
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Presidential elections are generally held on a Tuesday in November. Mr. Obama was elected on November 4, 2008, and then re-elected on November 6, 2012.
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Yes, Barack Obama officially became the US president on 2009 January 20.
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The same way as other political figures have done. Many former presidents were at one time state governors or US Senators. Barack Obama is no exception. He began in politics a…s an Illinois state senator, worked his way up to a position in the U.S. Senate, and then decided to run for the presidency. He won the nomination of his party (the Democratic party), and then defeated his opponent, Republican senator John McCain, in 2008 to win the presidency.
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Barack Obama defeated Republican John McCain by winning the popular election on November 4, 2008 , winning 52.9% of the popular vote. He was officially elected by the Elector…al College on December 15, 2008. His inauguration was on January 20, 2009. Then, on November 6, 2012 , President Obama won a second term in office, gaining 332 electoral votes to Mitt Romney's 206, and also winning the popular vote 51% to 48%.