Why was Barack Obama elected president?
A lot of people felt Senator Obama was more likely to make
positive changes in the country than Republican candidate Senator
John McCain. McCain was old and carried a lot of personal and
political baggage. He also chose a poor running mate, Sarah Palin
whose ignorance was mostly an embarrassment although she showed
flashes of ability and charm.
Obama was young and vigorous and seemed like a good person with
a clean personal and political record and new ideas. He chose a
running mate who had long experience in the Senate and noted for
his knowledge of international affairs.
Obama won because he wanted to stop the war and he wanted to
make change to the U.S.A. and the political system. He outlined
plans to help educators and help health care.
My thoughts: widespread dissatisfaction with the administration
of George W Bush, especially the invasion of Iraq; "it's the