Since his arrival to power in 2008, after his victory in the presidential election, the domestic and foreign policies of the President Barack Obama have been the focus of extensive analysis by numerous commentators. Having inherited economic instability and two wars from the previous government (Bearden, 2009), the Bush administration, Obama decided to implement a number of reforms in terms of health, the environment, and US foreign policy, with a significant shift on the policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, the US relations with other parts of the world varied considerably after Obama's raise to power.
This paper will analyze the domestic and foreign policy of the current administration in order to determine if Obama is an effective leader and communicator. In terms of the foreign policy of his administration, this paper will examine Obama's leadership, through the theoretical approach of both Obama's supporters and critics, to determine how Obama's policies have affected both the US and a number of other regions (ibid).
Domestically, Obama's effective leadership has covered most issues that affect Americans every single day. Socially, he has used his public speaking skills to his favor, like in his recent shift from his opposition to gay marriage, to his support for same sex marriage. Very intelligently, his ability to connect with people at an emotional level through the use of personal stories effectively encouraged support to his argument, stating that his young daughters, Malia and Sasha, have friends whose parents are same-sex couples (The Associated Press, 2012). This support will be felt around the world.
[...] Critics of Obama have pointed out at a number of alleged flaws in his foreign policy. Conservative critics of the administration pointed that Obama's participation in the attack to Libyan forces. Representatives like Rep. Walter Jones and the Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, argued that Obama's orders did not consider the congress. Bartlett pointed out that "The United States does not have a King's army. President Obama's unilateral choice to use U.S. military force in Libya is an affront to our Constitution" (Montopoli, 2011). [...]
[...] Domestically, Obama's effective leadership has covered most issues that affect Americans every single day. Socially, he has used his public speaking skills to his favor, like in his recent shift from his opposition to gay marriage, to his support for same sex marriage. Very intelligently, his ability to connect with people at an emotional level through the use of personal stories effectively encouraged support to his argument, stating that his young daughters, Malia and Sasha, “have friends whose parents are same-sex couples” (The Associated Press, 2012). [...]
[...] Obama's effective leadership has been exhibiting on his aims to bring American politics back to a personal level. His public speaking are magnificent emphasizing the strong points of his administration's policies and providing great calls of action for institutions and for all Americans, linking and expressing his statements and views in deeply personal terms. With regards to his leadership effectiveness, Obama's policies have attempted to reform numerous aspects of American politics and society. In terms of domestic policies, one of America's major struggles is, in President Obama's view, fighting against illnesses that end the lives of so many American every year. [...]
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