Today is President Barack Obama's birthday. He is now 50 years old, and as pointed out at HuffPo, he's still the youngest candidate for president in 2012. HuffPo has posted a slide show of pictures of Obama from a child onward.
I'm posting my link to memories of the good times, such as when he was first elected and there was more talk of him being "cool" than of him being a man of compromise. Lately, a lot more people are writing him off as a one-term president. Unfortunately for all of us in America, it's doubtful that anyone could have done any better. The world has changed, as Obama tried to tell people in his State of the Union address this year, but I don't think some people are ready to hear that message and how America fits in a global economy or what the conservatives' push for privatization is doing to this nation.