I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America's first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the job, regardless of race or age. As Obama so simply, yet eloquently, stated during his celebration speech -change had come to America -a change we so desperately needed after eight painful years of George W. Bush's colossal failure as our nation's leader.
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Barack Obama came into office on the winds of change and with an enthusiasm of hope. While traditionally most new presidents are given a day "honeymoon," Mr. Obama was not granted that luxury because America has not been granted that luxury. Challenging times demand excellence from the start.
As I wrote last week, President Obama can point to several successes as he runs for re-election. But like all presidents, he has made his share of mistakes as well. I promised to list what I think are his five biggest errors.
He previously served as a U. Obama was born in Honolulu , Hawaii. After graduating from Columbia University in , he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In , he enrolled in Harvard Law School , where he was the first black person to be president of the Harvard Law Review.