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Has Obama Lived Up To His Campaign Promises? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:30 PM ET

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Last November, the United States elected a president who campaigned on the promise of change. Critics called President Obama's rhetoric simultaneously soaring and vague, but many of Obama's pledges - like closing Guantanamo Bay and "finishing the job" in Afghanistan - were concrete. It is not clear if or when they will be fulfilled.

President Obama acted swiftly on his promise to close Guantanamo, but just this month his administration unsuccessfully fought a British High Court in an attempt to hide documentation alleging American torture of prisoners, echoing Bush-era claims that transparency endangers the public.

On Afghanistan, the President's pre-election promise to send as many troops as possible to end the war is losing traction and public approval at home.

Domestically the president's progress is equally ambiguous. Days after he signed into law an act making crimes against homosexuals federal hate crimes, his administration argued in court that the federal government should continue denying benefits to same-sex couples wedded in states where such arrangements are legal. Obama had pledged to end both inequalities in an open letter released last February and aimed at the LGBT community in which he stated: "I'm running for President to build an America that lives up to our founding promise of equality for all - a promise that extends to our gay brothers and sisters."

Today, on the one-year anniversary of Obama's election, how well has Obama stuck to his campaign promises? Has the president met your expectations? Choose one topic, whether a policy or social stance, and tell us what you think in a video blog that's under 90 seconds. We'll feature the most insightful videos on HuffPost Politics.

Here's the video blog from the first person to send one in. Pick up a camera phone or webcam and share what you think.

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