Poll: What Should Obama’s First Priority Be?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Alright people. Here is your chance to tell the world what YOU think President Barack Obama should focus on first. If you don’t see your issue listed in the poll choices, please tell us in the comment section.

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24 Responses to Poll: What Should Obama’s First Priority Be?

  1. No Nonsense says:

    Over the weekend he should focus on this

    http://myopenletters.typepad.com/letters/2008/11/may-i-help-you-pack-your-bags.html

    Thought you would get a kick out of this :-)

  2. Peace Nick says:

    These should all be priorities but as long as the economy is in ruins not much else will improve.

    This is the worst economy since the Depression and the national debt is eating up resources we could be spending here at home.

  3. Harry says:

    How about closing Guantanamo? This prison facility is a disgrace and an embarrassment. I know Bush and Cheney love it but who cares?

  4. Walk on Socks says:

    Why not focus on all five?

    Fumigating the White House can be done over a weekend.

    Fixing the economy is critical and will take time and effort. Obama already said ending the Iraq war can be responsibly accomplished in 16 months. Mending fences with the world is easy. Much of the world has already welcomed the USA back to the table. I think National Healthcare will only happen when the economy is healed.

    But I’m confident Obama can get all of this done in his first term.

  5. Mauigirl says:

    I’m afraid the economy has to come first or else there will be no money to spend on healthcare or other equally important programs. And I think in order to continue to have his mandate to govern, Obama will need to prove to those who voted for him due to their anxiety about the economy, that he is able to accomplish what he said he’d do.

  6. Mauigirl says:

    P.S. However, ending the Iraq war would certainly help save some big bucks, so that may be something he can work on simultaneously.

  7. D.R.Scott says:

    For the Obama administration to succeed and not be a temporary one-term wonder, I think he needs to have one big accomplishment during his presidency, and it really doesn’t matter what it is.

    Lord know there’s some much to choose from: the economy, the war in Iraq, restoring America’s status in the global community. But in 2012, Obama has to be able to say, “I did this.”

    Why? Because the rat-things in the Republican are gonna be attacking Obama from Day 1 seeking to undermine his presidency, and if Obama doesn’t have anything to show to brag about four years from now, the Republicans will use that as a stick to beat the American people over their collective heads with, and since brain-damaged folks in the United States already have memory retention problems, they’ll forget how awful the Bush regime was and will take out their anger on Obama and the Democratic party.

    So, Obama has to do one thing. Bring the troops home. Stop torture. Begin the painful process of changing the health care system. Anything. Just so America can see that something is happening.

    One thing.

  8. I think he should just go on vacation for a few weeks.

    Seriously, I think he needs to tackle some “small” and easy obstacles for the White House. Even if it’s only a show of force for things to come. For instance, start working with the American car companies to produce the cars we NEED to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Build a fully electric car for next to nothing, on American soil, and *GIVE* Americans the money they need to buy these cars through tax breaks or a voucher program.

    By my count, that would be three dead birds – and one powerful rock for the nation. Saving American car companies without a bailout. Reduce dependency on oil. Reduce carbon emissions. Reduce what the average household is spending on gasoline each year.

  9. Rachel says:

    End The War! That is my vote. Our involvement and occupation in Iraq is bleeding us to the tune of $12 billion a month. I don’t see how Obama can fix the economy unless we first end the war. This is debt we can’t afford.

  10. Brigadoon says:

    “Fumigate the White House?” LMAO! I love it.

  11. Elvis Lives says:

    All of these are important but one issue not listed that is a real thorn in my side is the restoration of the Fairness Doctrine.

    If Reagan had not eliminated the Fairness Doctrine, we would probably not seen the rise of Rush Limbaugh and Fox Noise.

  12. TOM339 says:

    Jobs! Unemployment is at a 14 year high.

    I don’t know how President Obama will create jobs with all the other problems he will inherit from Bush’s neglect.

    Maybe he could talk to Bill Clinton? Say what you will about the Clenis but he did create 24 million new jobs in 8 years. Not too shabby.

  13. Aunt Peg says:

    Each of these are important.

    Frankly, I don’t know why anyone would want to be president. Not after Bush. Maybe after Bill Clinton, when we were at peace and had a surplus but the problems now are so numerous and complex that I don’t see how anyone one man can solve them all.

    I wish Barack well. He will need our support and patience.

  14. R.J. says:

    Obama can pull out the troops as scheduled, but the economy needs fixing now. We lost 240k jobs last month and there’s more on the way.

    God, this is horrible.

  15. MacDaddy says:

    While fixing the economy, Obama can provide greater funding for helping veterans coming home with PTSD and other illnesses. It’s insane to throw our men and women into an unnecessary, illegal war and then not adequately fund programs to help them cope once they get home.

    I posted on daddyBstrong about how many of these soldiers are hiding in shadows under damp bridges or on cold concrete in cities in clear view. Barack Obama should move immediately to help the people who risked their lives and damaged their minds and souls to protect us.

  16. Bruce says:

    I know this is totally off topic, but thought you’d want to participate. It’s a petition in protest of Prop 8:

    http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/sign-the-petition-to-re-open-californias-proposition-8/

  17. PoliShifter says:

    I agree Gitmo should be closed asap.

    But the economy needs to be stabilized. We need job creation.

    If we continue to see unemployment go up cities will destabilize and crime will rise and things will really spiral downward fast.

    I am not sure what they can do in the short term. Help people refinance so they can stay in their homes then start finding ways to create meaningful decent paying jobs.

    I am always for fixing our infracturre, building roads, improving transportation etc.

  18. Estacada says:

    I think energy needs to be a top priority too.

    Yeah, I know prices at the pump are down right now but, who can say once the economy rebounds we won’t see $4.19 a gallon by next July 4th, 2009?

    We need to deal with energy.

  19. Woodcliffe says:

    Eight years of neglect courtesy of Bush and Cheney and a hapless Congress has nearly ruined what was once a great nation.

    I realize expectations are running high for Obama and while I truly think he’s competent and capable, I just think we all need to slow down and give the guy a couple of years to reverse the damage.

    He has a huge task ahead of him.

  20. Joe in Colorado says:

    The Iraq war needs to end. It makes the U.S. look hostile and immoral to much of the Islamic world and it is costing us upward of $250 billion a year on credit. End the Iraq war and this would immediately help the economy recover.

  21. Fix the economy, end the war, close gitmo, talk about health care and then push for an end to discrimination against the GLBT community. In his last year in office, I imagine….of course, that is if it even registers on the richter scale.

  22. libhomo says:

    Rachel and Joe in Colorado: I agree with you in that stopping the Iraq War is incredibly important in fixing the economy and restoring our international reputation.

    General: Partial withdrawal by 2010 is too slow and timid. We need a rapid and full withdrawal. The Iraqi people need it much more than we do. Over 1.2 million of them have been killed in this crazy war, and millions of them are refuges.

  23. Maithri says:

    I think theres some serious fumigation needed after 8 yrs of you know who livin there.

    Peace bro, M

  24. I want the economy fixed first, otherwise, this country is going to hell in an embroidered handbag

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