Barack Obama, the Most Accessible and Transparent President in Memory

As the First Hundred Days are completed, one must marvel at the accessibility and transparency of the 44th President of the United States.

Barack Obama has been more in public than any president since John F. Kennedy, and his wife has become the most glamorous First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.

We have not had as cool and calm a leader since JFK either, and Obama’s public persona gives people the hope and confidence that Franklin D. Roosevelt offered the country during the tough years of the Great Depression.  It is appropriate that in this greatest economic crisis since then,  that our President have some of the same traits of FDR, acknowledged as the greatest President of the 20th century.

One can see elements of many presidents in Barack Obama at this point.  He has not only connections to JFK and FDR, but also to Abraham Lincoln,  in putting his rivals and strong personalities in his cabinet and as advisers; to Lyndon Johnson, in his desire to do as much as he can as fast as he can, taking advantage of the moment; to Theodore Roosevelt in his level of energy and activity; and to Harry Truman in his courage and decisiveness of action in a time of great challenges in foreign policy.

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