One year ago Today, Barack Obama takes his final steps with wife Michele to the White House.
New hope and an air of optimism surrounded the inauguration. Since then, however, the road has been much tougher
Earlier Obama received an unwanted anniversary gift after Scott Brown won the senate seat for Massachusetts.
It means the Republicans will soon be able to hinder the passage of controversial reforms such as healthcare.
It’s a blow to the president, but he still potentially has other powers to hand.
‘‘Here in our nations capital there are a number of way to advance the deals and interests of the American people. Often it’s done through Congress but it can also be done through a Presidential referendum,’‘ President Obama said.
But, Obama’s popularity has nose dived. His approval ratings are lower at this point in his tenure than for any US president since Eisenhower.