The Obamas have become an important part of the United States. After moving into the White House in 2009, Barack and his family have taken control and changed the face of the U.S.A.
How did Barack’s Presidency effect the Obama’s lives:
Although Barak is the President, he is always a father first. This is how Michelle Obama feels about Barak… “I don’t want to leave this interview without saying how proud I am of my husband… because of his leadership and the example he set. Not just as President but as a human being, as a father, he has been a role model to millions of people from all backgrounds, and no one can dispute that.”
The effect that ‘White House living’ had on the Obamas was that they eventually got to spend more time with each other. (dinner, soccer games, movie time, etc.) Michelle thinks that the experience has brought the family closer. Barack says, “By the time it gets to me, and ‘Oh, I did have an interesting conversation with Prime Minister so-and-so,’ it’s like ‘I got to go do my homework, sorry.” Another quote, “I also think that watching Michelle as First Lady has just increased my awe and respect for her. She had to adapt to a life that she might not have chosen for herself, but also there’s no blueprint for being First Lady.”
There was a lot of racism, misogyny, and bigotry after Barack Obama got elected as President. Many believed that America shouldn’t have a black leader, and that he would drive our country into smithereens. But he showed us otherwise, Obama has done many great things for our country in his 8 years of presidency. What he has to say about that, “I’m somebody who never believes the hype when things are going good and doesn’t despair when things don’t work out your way. The truth of the matter is that when I got elected, there was still racism and misogyny and, you know, antigay sentiment in America.
In conclusion, I believe that Barack Obama has been a great president. He may not have fixed every single problem in the U.S, but he did his part and tried his best.