When President Obama was elected in 2008 for his first term, he made a presidential decision that he would not give up his blackberry. The secret service must find a way to encrypt it. They did and he has continued as the first smart phone president.
Several issues have occurred in his second term. Increasing lack of confidence from the American people due to job jitters, medical insurance concerns, and social security worries of senior citizens are amongst the serious lack of confidence in growing America both socially and economically. America is now termed as a “fraying U.S. fabric due the income gap. The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict turned into a race issue at a time the gaps have been widening in all areas. It is easier to instill distrust, hatred and strife at a time of fear for the future.
President Obama’s plate is full. He has a drop in approval ratings with 46% disapproval for the July 15-21st 2013 time period per Gallup poll. The average for president’s approval rating from 1938-2013 in their 18th quarter of term has been 54% vs. the Obama 47%.
There is concern in the White House about the unraveling of America. It is becoming an important underlying theme in media articles and blogs. Some previous supporters show a frown of concern on their faces. The inner circle has decided to use the internet. Why not use it? Kennedy was the first TV president. Now, Obama is the first President of the internet.
Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President is sending out e mail to Americans asking them to view the White House website and blogs. He begins his email with explaining that he doesn’t usually do this type of internet activity. However, the return of President Obama to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois July 25, 2013 would be a revisit to where he met with Americans as a newly elected President. He wants Americans to view the video attached to his e mail.
When President Obama returned to Knox college to discuss the issues in America both economically and socially, he gave an interview to the N.Y. Times. The President stated that he is concerned over the income inequality and the lingering effects of the financial crisis.
In order for the President to connect with Americans, Dan Pfeiffer invites people to view the White House website http://www.whitehouse.gov/a-better-bargain/speak-out.
It will be interesting to see the approval ratings of the first internet President as he attempts to rebuild the fraying American fabric. Will he be able to achieve a unification of Americans?