The Esteemed Character of President Obama

With the race for the 2016 Presidential Election being one of character, with regards to favorability amongst society, we must ask ourselves what are the intrinsic values that we look for in our president? President Barack Obama is regarded as one of the most influential politicians of all times. Being able to lend his voice to the people, champion their cause, and bring them into the political arena is a decisive means of him sharing accountability, in addition to gaining the respect of the general public. From one of his earlier speech President Obama tells the crowd “starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America.” (Weebly, 2016) With the list of his accomplishments since his inauguration in 2008, reaching 358 we can attest that he has stayed the course with remaking America. Some of his top accomplishments include: The nuclear agreement


The Importance of the Youth Vote

Presidential elections are all about capturing the vote. Candidates work to target concerns of every identifiable group—the Hispanics, the Veterans, the Blacks, the Evangelicals, the Working Class, the Unions, and so on. However, one untapped, yet potentially powerful voting block is the body of college students, the 18- to 24-year-olds. Sadly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, young adults have a historically low voter turnout with less than half of those eligible exercising their constitutional right. Researchers point to a variety of factors that contribute to this lack of involvement. Young adults’ lack of connectedness to a community plays a key role in undermining the value of voting. Dr. Quentin Kidd, the head of political science at Christopher Newport University, says, “The bottom line is that people generally agree that the extent to which young adults feel they have a stake in the establishment is less than the older voter.”