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2012 Election: A Healthy Analysis of President Obama - Part I

Posted: 11/05/2012 11:55 am

This year's election seemed like an easy win for President Obama, or at least it was an initial assumption of mine six months ago. As time passed, my perspectives changed and I'm not so sure what will happen on November 6th.

Regardless of who wins on election day, there are a number of issues I want America to straighten out to better my life regarding the economy, healthcare, affordable housing, student loans and international relations. I was one of many that put my trust in the president to execute, but I wanted to do more than read to really get an understanding of what he is trying to do for America. Instead of doing more fishing on my own, I gathered perspectives from other voters.

I interviewed a panel of "laymen" or every day working professionals to discuss various topics related to the election in 2012. As members of the "99 percent" faction, they put faith into president's message of hope and are now evaluating his performance. The panel also discussed some of Obama's biggest supporters that turned into aggressive critics, specifically the revered black intellectual Cornell West.

It was a healthy analysis of the complicated issues the president has to keep in mind every day in the oval office. Here are the clips, of "The Scribe Files: Barack to the Future for 2012?" Each ranges from 45 seconds to 2 minutes. Hopefully this will help raise the level of critical thinking for voters that want to understand President Obama:

Episode 1.1: Is Obama's Nation Post Racial?

Episode 1.2: Obama and the Black Agenda

Episode 1.3: Politicians vs. Voters

Episode 1.4: Black Intellectuals - Pundits or Dumbwits?

Episode 1.5: What Will Be Obama's Legacy?



Did watching any of these videos offer some insight about the 2012 election? Would love to hear your thoughts, let me know!


And if you want to watch Part II of another group of voters, check it out at this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lande-yoosuf/2012-election-a-healthy-a_1_b_2062120.html

 

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