Joe Biden Succeeds Barack Obama as President of the United States
After twelve years, Barack Obama’s time as President has come to an end. President Obama’s third term accomplishments were limited by a lack of legal authority and access to government resources, but those limitations did not prevent him from providing the country’s leadership. During his third term President Obama healed the nation after Parkland, Charlottesville, the murder of George Floyd, and the murder of Breonna Taylor; eulogized Elijah Cummings, John Lewis, and John McCain; delivered an online commencement speech to 2020 graduates; inspired Americans to fight for equality; and warned that COVID needs to be taken seriously. I will miss President Obama, but I am happy to see him pass the torch to President Biden.