I am a sucker for celebrating milestones and today is a big one. One year ago today, President Barack Obama became the nation’s 44th president.
In the 365 days since, the president’s approval ratings have dropped from their high water mark at 69% to 50%, according to a Gallup poll.
To be fair, Obama inherited an enormous mess; an eight year old war, a failing economy, and a nightmare health care system.
Despite the challenges Obama faced at his inauguration and compromises he’s made on issues, I think things could have been worse if the other candidate had been elected.
Love him or hate him, Democrat or Republican, I think you’ll agree that these are amazing First Year photos taken by photographer Pete Souza, the current chief White House photographer.
The best is yet to be.