Jan 13, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney

From the standpoint of Japanese view I think that President Obama is so underestimated from American people.

In these three years he's dealing with huge negative legacies from Bush administration. The Iraq war, the Afghanistan war and the Lehman Shock weren't Obama's fault.

He accomplished withdrawing the U.S. army from Iraq and the Iraq government hasn't broken down yet (even if it's far from perfect.) The SEALS killed Osama Bin Laden, giving Obama the chance to withdraw the army without destroying the Iraqi government.

In his speech at Prague he received the Nobel Prize for saying as follows: (Do you remember this speech?)
So today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
He's a enough good president especially for the rest of the world.

Now the American economy is in recession after Lehman Shock. Obama has been trying to push several economic policies but he hasn't succeeded yet. In Japan the financial crisis happened in the early 1990's and it took more than ten years to recover it. I think that nobody can repair the American economy in only three years.

The primary campaign of GOP has started. I forecast that Mitt Romney will be a candidate I think that nobody can repair the American economy in only three years. GOP, because there are no other candidates who have the potentiality of beating Obama. (Can you imagine that Newt Gingrich will be the president of the U.S.?)

But I hope that Obama will be reelected a president, as one of the people of the rest of the world. The American economy will turn around by this November and the American people will remember why Obama is a good president.


  1. Obama's done a lot of good, which is greatly under appreciated. But he's also done some things I'm not entirely happy with. For example, over New Years he signed NDAA into law, which includes a clause allowing the military to detain American citizens suspected of terrorism indefinitely without trial. That being said I think that the Republican party is so spilt right now that Obama will get re-elected. But I really think that partisanship is destroying America and we really have to move past it.

  2. The situation in America today is like in the late 1970's after the Vietnam War and the Energy crisis. Obama said "we can change", but he's changed America yet.

  3. I totally agree with you Yagian, and he also did a lot of good for the US. His health bill really enables a lot of people to have access to health and medical care which they could not afford otherwise. For the relation with the economy and the rest of the world, you are also absolutely right, he does what he cans with the heritage that the Republican president's brought to the fore...
    Also, the republic candidates are pretty bad and just because of that Obama should win the elections quite easily.