30. June 2011
Aging has affected the "coolness" of United States president Barrack Obama to the public. (Photo: prunejuicemedia.com)
While some people do not accept the fact that they are aging, that is not the case for United States President Barrack Obama.
Obama has told the media in various occasions that aging has affected his being “cool” to the public. White House observers said Obama started to lose a big portion of his “coolness” in July 2008 when gray hair started to to sprout on the head of the US president.
The US president also himself admitted to the public that the bags in his eyes is a clear manifestation that he is aging. I know that it’s not going to be exactly the same as when I was young and vibrant and new,” Obama told donors in New York last week.
While admitting that old age has taken over some of his “coolness”, Obama remains happy and vibrant these days due to his family and the support of the American people around the world. It can be recalled that in his political career, Obama had been considered “cool” by his supporters since he remains young despite his age and confident amids the many issues he faces in the wake of his position as senator and now president.
Obama is the first African American to hold the office. He previously served as a United States senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review.
He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th district in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.
As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act in December 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act.
In foreign policy, he gradually withdrew combat troops from Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered enforcement of the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya, and issued a direct order to a small group of American military forces to kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.