Barack Obama's to do list

Philippines
November 17, 2008 7:30pm CST
President-elect Barack Obama has a long to do list already and he hasn't started office yet! That was the headline in the news a couple of hours ago. I wonder if he would be able to fulfill his promises. I understand that even he can't make everything up and going in a few minutes but still, I'm crossing my fingers. I wonder what things he would prioritize. If you are to make Barack Obama's to do list, which ones would you write?
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Well, I would be so nervous to be him, but he's very calm and composed and smiley, so I think he's got it somewhat under control, but maybe he'll have a nervous breakdown, I don't know. I sure would! He's got the whole world in his hands. Who wouldn't be? I'm sure he's getting to the economy, that is, after the puppy comes in.
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
Yeah, the puppy. Well he has to show that he fulfills he promise, even that small so that people would see that he walk his talk.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Sheepie - funny you mention his smile - I haven't seen it since he was hailed the winner! Prior, I had to buy a wide screen TV so that I could see other than his smile - now, I have been able to box it up and return it and go back to regular TV screen.
• United States
18 Nov 08
The points that President-Elect Barack Obama has mentioned throughout his campaign and is continuing to add new ones ... are those that he wants to tackle. There are some he will be able to do so right away, after he takes office, as they just require an Executive signature to take care. Others will need to go through Congress. Many of his other points can be taken care of down the road, later on in his Presidency. Many worry that he is lying about what he wants to accomplish as our President. That he just make points that we want to hear and that there is no way he can make them all come true. There is no way any one person can predict what world politics and other factors will be come January 20, 2009. A natural disaster or a major outbreak of multi-nation war can break out with virtually little notice and "throw a spanner in the works" (ie, mess up plans). And thus many of his points would have to go on the back burner. These are his "to-do list". He has prioritized this list based on the situations of today. Tomorrow may dawn with new situations that forces him to re-prioritize his to-do list. Add new points, delete others, modify others. People need to also realize not everything can be taken care of right away, within the first few months in office. There are going to be many issues that will take months, if not years, to deal with. Even if he can not work on every point of his "to-do" list, I am confident that he will do all he can, given the situations of the day and the people around him, to bring the United States back to being a strong, self-reliant nation, and to help the rest of the world in any manner he can. It will just take care. There will be stumbling blocks as ideas are tried and failed and new ones are tried. We are only human. Not gods. Barack Obama has the heart and passion to help ... let's give him the chance.
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
Yep, you're right. Let's give him a chance.