After Obama's win, voters look to the future
Less than 24 hours after Barack Obama?s historic victory in the presidential election Tuesday night, people are already wondering whether the 44th president of the United States will be able to meet the nation?s high expectations.
According to many Westchester voters, the new president should first and foremost focus on getting the national economy back on track and creating jobs.
"We need to get better prices everywhere," says Michelle Villano, of Yorktown. "Gas prices are finally coming down, but that's about it."
But for some, the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan should be the top priority.
"To get ? foreign police back ? [in] better shape, so that the rest of the world doesn't look on us as an aggressor,? says Cristopher Crist, of Somers.
Although President-elect Obama will not be sworn into office until Jan.20, the honeymoon period usually reserved for every new commander-in-chief is expected to be short-lived for him, with two wars raging on in the Middle East and an economy in crisis.