After eight years, it's now the end of an era. Whether or not all of President Obama’s policies were to your liking, you have to admit that by electing the first African American president (twice!), the United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow. President Obama has said that he’s looking forward to relaxing when he gets out of office, but what happens before Obama's term ends? This poll is a collection of possibilities for what’s going to happen before Obama leaves office. Will he close the wage gap? Enact gun control measures? Or reveal something nefarious about himself?
In the final year of every presidency, the head of state usually pushes through a few executive orders so they leave office feeling like they accomplished something worthwhile. But after such a contentious year in global politics, there’s no way of really knowing what will happen before the end of the Obama presidency. The general consensus seems to be that he’s going to try to close Guantanamo Bay, but there are logistical issues that could mire that decision in decades of red tape.
Some far right conservatives believe that President Obama plans to use his final months in office to completely wreck the country for the next person who takes control, but that seems like the definition of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Still, will he sneak through some not-so-Republican-friendly initiatives or just spend his time booby trapping the Oval Office? How do you think President Obama will spend his final months in office? Rock the vote below!