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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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He has said in his writings that he saw the presidency as a way to help people; he also wanted to be the kind of leader who would make America an even better country.
well yes because i believe that anything possible with changes... and change is what we need... it doesn't matter what color your skin is all it matters is that we need a better person to lead us through better chances with life and a better and new start.... what we been through with president bush… was nothing to enjoy... I agree bush has made everything worse, all we need is to end these wars and give freedom to everyone, imagine if u were a slave right now u would probably want change I agree, the time when president bush was president wasn't a time to enjoy and everyone says that Barack Obama is driving the economy worse, but lets face it, Barack Obama hasn't done what we all want it. when Barack Obama was elected president, he received a lot of disasters that president Bush has done to the USA. which was to start a lot of wars with countries and much more. president bush led the USA. don to the drain because the USA. was falling apart and when Barack Obama was the president he did his very best to bring the USA. back together and NOW we are thriving like never before bu i got to say we still need some work done. to all those republicans who think that the president Barack Obama is making the USA weak, then do u thin that when he killed Asama Bin Laden was WEAK! there are some republicans that are ignore everything Barack Obama does and that guy put all his effort in bringing the USA. to number 1. i am only 11 years old and i'm already starting to realize all these stuff... BARACK OBAMA SHOULD AND HOPE HW WILL BE PRESIDENT ONE AGAIN( people don't be racist!!) ( Full Answer )
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 Su…preme 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. ( Full Answer )
Yes he did. He was elected to his first term in November 2008, and was re-elected in November 2012.
He had to first work as a state senator, then a U.S. senator and then he ran for president. While there are a few exceptions, these days, it is rare for a candidate for president to run without first having worked in government-- usually as a state governor or a state or U.S. senator or representati…ve. ( Full Answer )
No. Mr. Obama became president in 2008, having inherited a really bad economy from President Bush. While not everyone will agree on how effectively he addressed America's economic problems, there is no evidence that he made people poor. It is true, however, that the top 1% have reaped the greatest b…enefits, but this has been true since Ronald Reagan was president: evidence shows the rich really have gotten richer, while the poor and middle-class have struggled to keep pace in an economy where wages have not grown and the cost of living has increased. But that cannot be blamed on President Obama (nor on any one president); there were a combination of factors that led to the income inequality we have today. ( Full Answer )
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 ch…arge 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. ( Full Answer )
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 se…nator, 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. ( Full Answer )
The new president is sworn in on January 20th 2009. He was elected our president even though some didn't vote for him. But we must stand BESIDE him to make sure he does a great job. Let's not stand BEHIND him, lets stand BESIDE him. That way we will have a closer eye on what's going on! GOD BLESS… AMERICA! ( Full Answer )
Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. He officially becamePresident at noon on January 20th,2009 . He was elected with the majority of votes onNovember 4, 2008. The President's first term ended on January 20th,2013. Since he won re-election (on November 6, 2012), he was onceagain inaugurate…d and officially began his second term in office onJanuary 20th, 2013. The date is specified in the Twentieth Amendment of theConstitution. It requires that the president's term of officebegins at noon on January 20 of the year following the presidentialelection. This date, known as Inauguration Day, marks the beginningof the four-year terms of both the president and vice-president.Before executing the powers of the office, a president isconstitutionally required to take the presidential oath. ( Full Answer )
There is some evidence that as far back as the third grade, he was thinking about this-- he was a boy, and not exactly sure what a president did, but in a school essay, he wrote that he wanted to be president because they "help people" and "make people happy." Years later, I think he was inspired to… enter politics because of the work he had done advocating for the poor and being a civil rights attorney; this led to his trying to change society for the better at the local level while in politics in Chicago. He was certainly influenced by the achievements of presidents like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, as well. ( Full Answer )
After graduating from Columbia University in 1983, Mr. Obama worked as an advocate for the poor and a community organizer for a Catholic charitable organization in Chicago. He then went back to school to get his law degree, which he obtained from Harvard Law School, with academic honors, in 1991. He… returned to Chicago and became a civil rights lawyer, then a professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School for nearly twelve years. He decided to run for political office in 1996, and became a state senator from Illinois. After being re-elected several times, he was elected US Senator from Illinois in 2004. He held held that office when he first ran for President. ( Full Answer )
When oath of Office is taken. No, it's at noon on January 20, regardless of when the oath of office is taken. Since October 15, 1933, this is the relevant portion of the Constitution: "The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January . . . of the years in w…hich such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin." ( Full Answer )
President Obama was sworn in for his first term on January 20, 2009 at about 12 noon Eastern Time (give or take a few minutes). He won re-election on November 6, 2012, and will be inaugurated on January 20, 2013.
Barack Obama became famous locally first-- his 1996 run for StateSenator in Illinois and his subsequent re-election to several moreterms attracted a lot of attention in Chicago, his hometown at thattime. He was perceiving as a rising star in Democratic politicswhen John Kerry asked him to deliver th…e keynote address in 2004 atthe Democratic National Convention. Even people who opposedDemocratic politics acknowledged that Mr. Obama gave a dynamic andvery effective speech. By the time he ran for president in 2007, hewas becoming even more well-known. But probably he did not reallybecome famous nationally till he was elected America's first blackpresident in 2008. ( Full Answer )
He's pro-abortion. That's one of the reasons, and one of the main reasons so far. Unless your pro-abortion too, then you should be really happy right now.. Because he'll turn this country into a socialist nation which is what Hitler did and we all know what happened then don't we.
He said in his writings that he saw the presidency as a way to help people and to make America an even better country.
Yes, Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008; he was also re-elected in November 2012, winning a second term.
Barack Obama became President of the United States. He was elected on November 2008 and was sworn in January 2009.
He ran, got elected, beat McCain, became president. Depending on whether or not people like or dislike him, you will get different answers to this question. Generally speaking, people were upset with the economy and war, and were not pleased with how George W Bush was performing. Barack H Obam…a ran on a platform of Hope (and how can anyone not like Hope). Liberalism and Conservatism are like the far sides of a swinging pendulum, which will swing one way, then back, and will later swing back the original way once again. ( Full Answer )
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 allowed 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. ( Full Answer )
The American people voted for him, because he is a natural leader. One of the best the USA has had in a long time.
Barack Obama lived in Illinois before becoming president. He first became a senator of Illinois before president of the US.
Probably not. I know that is very disappointing to Republicans, but the truth is that contrary to what you hear on Fox News or on right-wing talk shows, President Obama has broken no laws and is not guilty of any impeachable offenses. Disagreeing with someone's political views is not grounds for imp…eaching them. ( Full Answer )
It is not clear that any one person motivated him to run for president; he certainly had political heroes and mentors; but when he entered politics in 1996, there is no evidence in his writings or in articles about him that he had a plan to seek the presidency one day. In fact, he seemed content to …be in the Illinois state senate, serving the people in and around Chicago. But his ambitions expanded with an unsuccessful run for the US senate in 2000, and then later, after serving three terms in the state senate, he was able to successfully win a US Senate in 2004. Around that time, he began to be seen in Democratic party political circles as an up-and-coming politician who had great potential; he gave an eloquent speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004, and got an excellent response from Democrats nation-wide. This persuaded many party veterans that Barack Obama was a gifted young candidate; there is evidence that some in the party began to encourage him to think about how far he could go as a politician. And by 2007, Mr. Obama reached the decision that he should throw his hat into the ring and run for president. ( Full Answer )
Obama can be president for two terms. Since he won re-election in the 2012 presidential race, he will in fact serve a second four-year term. But presidents are no longer allowed to serve more than two terms in office.
He was the junior United States senator from Illinois. On November 4, 2008, he became the first senator elected president since John F. Kennedy in 1960. Prior to that he was a professor of Constitutional Law and an attorney in addition to other varied occupations during his younger years.
No, he should not. While it is customary for partisans andpolitical opponents to claim the president deserves to beimpeached, the constitution is very clear about the criteria forimpeachment. The president must be guilty of "high crimes andmisdemeanors"-- which generally refers to such things as tre…ason orbetraying his country. You may not like President Obama, and youmay not agree with his policies, but there is no credible evidencethat he has committed treason, nor that he has betrayed hiscountry. ( Full Answer )
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. On January 20, 2009, he assumed office.
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 of 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. ( Full Answer )
Actually, he was born in Hawaii. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. In April of 2011, the long form of President Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate was released, in order to remove the birth certificate question as a distraction from the other challenges we face as a country. See Rel…ated Links for an image of the birth certificate. ( Full Answer )
Most of the public was happy to see Barack Obama elected, since the majority of the country voted for him. Of course, some Republicans who had opposed him were very disappointed that their candidate (John McCain) had lost. And a small segment of the Republican party, including some conservative talk… show hosts, was extremely upset and said so. But for the most part, even those who did not vote for him agreed that the election of the first black president was a great moment in American history. ( Full Answer )
All Presidents are sworn in at the Inauguration, which is held on January 20th. Barack Obama's was on January 20th 2009.
On January 2009, Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States of America.
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.
The Constitution provides that an elected official may be impeached/removed from office for "treason, high crimes and misdemeanors." By this standard, President Obama is in absolutely no danger of impeachment for anything he's done up to now.
In the 2008 election, Mr. Obama's principal opponent was John McCain, Republican Senator from Arizona. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was McCain's vice-presidential candidate; while both had policy differences with Obama, it was Palin who made the majority of the harshest remarks that attacked h…im; she even accused him of "pal-ling around with terrorists," a statement debunked by fact-checkers. It should also be noted that before Obama got the Democratic nomination, his chief rival was Hillary Clinton; she wanted the nomination, and of course was opposed to Mr Obama. There is no evidence she was "against" him personally, but it was a heated campaign and both fought hard to win the nomination. In the 2012 election, Mr. Obama's chief rival was Republican Mitt Romney. On November 6, 2012, President Obama defeated Mr. Romney in both the popular vote and the electoral college, winning re-election. ( Full Answer )
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 as 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. ( Full Answer )
He decided to run for president, after having served in the U.S. Senate. First, he won the Democratic nomination, and then, he defeated his Republican opponent, John McCain. Mr. Obama was elected president in 2008.
He actually lived in a number of states. Among them were Hawaii, California, New York, Massachusetts and Illinois.
First, it should be noted that whenever one side wins the election, there are partisans on the losing side who want to find a reason to have the winner removed from office somehow. This occurred when George W. Bush was president, and we see a similar emotion about Barack Obama. But impeaching a pres…ident is a serious matter, and it is not supposed to be about politics or partisanship. The criteria for impeachment are that the president has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors." At this point, whether or not you like Mr. Obama, there is no evidence he has committed any impeachable offenses. ( Full Answer )
He is not getting impeached. There are a number of talk shows that throw around various inflammatory claims, often without any proof. For a president (any president) to be impeached, there must be accusations of "high crimes and misdemeanors." You may not like the president or his policies, but ther…e is no evidence that Mr. Obama has committed any crimes, and thus there is little likelihood that he will be subject to impeachment. ( Full Answer )
President Obama was elected president of the United States of America for the first time in November 2008. He was then re-elected in November 2012.
According to his writings, it was a combination of things. Barack Obama had taken a job as a community organizer and an advocate for the poor in Chicago during the mid-1980s. The more he did advocacy work, he came to the conclusion that poor people needed greater access to legal advice; so he went t…o law school and got his law degree in 1991. But while he seems to have felt positively about being a civil rights attorney (and a law professor), he still felt that his work was not making enough of a difference. He came to believe the people who had the power to make changes in society were serving in politics, and so, in 1996, he decided to run for the Illinois state senate. ( Full Answer )
No, probably not, although there are a number of Republicans who keep hoping. This is not unexpected-- whenever one side wins the election, there are partisans on the losing side who want to find a reason to have the winner removed from office somehow. This occurred when George W. Bush was president…, and we see a similar emotion about Barack Obama. But impeaching a president is a serious matter, and it is not supposed to be about politics or partisanship. The criteria for impeachment are that the president has committed "high crimes and misdemeanors," such as treason. At this point, whether or not you like Mr. Obama, and contrary to what you hear on certain talk shows, there is no evidence the president has committed any impeachable offenses. ( Full Answer )
Biden would then nominate someone to be vice-president and if he is confirmed by both houses of Congress he would be the vice-president.
He had a black foreign-born father . He was not rich nor had ties with political families.
No, contrary to what you may have heard on talk shows, PresidentObama has not done anything that would cause him to be impeached.Some anti-Obama talk show hosts like to throw the "impeachment"word around, as do some Republican politicians. But just becausepeople disagree with the president's policie…s, that does not meanhe has committed any impeachable offenses. ( Full Answer )
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 Electoral 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%. ( Full Answer )
The only authority to impeach a President under the law is the USASenate. However, its a long process, and that is why there is notmany impeachments. In our history there has only been 4impeachments brought against the POTUS. The House ofRepresentatives brings the charge against the President, and t…henit travels to the Senate. Only the senate has the right to remove aPresident. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will attend thistrial. The Senate may prohibit a President from serving a secondterm. ( Full Answer )