President Obama has had to govern the country for about half his presidency with a House of Representatives composed of a majority of Republicans. Not an easy way to govern a country when most of the Congress is composed of your opposite political party. Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential election said he was going to bring change to the White House. He promised his presidency would be different compared to those presidents before him. Many people would argue that he has brought change to the White House while others would disagree. Barack Obama did not take over office in the best possible conditions. He was given many issues the country was facing three years ago, and some are still being face today. Some of the major issues are the War in Afghanistan, unemployment, education, immigration, heath care, and terrorism. It has not been an easy three years for Obama. The American people want answers and solutions to the biggest problems the country is facing. Some of these problems have been addressed, such as the end of the Iraq War, and the passing of a universal health care law, but many others have not been completed resolved. Many of these unresolved issues are affecting the American people on an everyday bases. Americans are tired of waiting for the government to solve these issues; they want them addressed now before it is too late. This takes us to the 2012 presidential race. Where Barack Obama has already declared himself to be the candidate for the Democratic Party. On the other hand the Republican Party has not yet chosen their candidate. Who ever the American people choose to be their next president, that person will have to face current and growing issues that will be tough to resolve.