President Obama got a few presents of his own in the form of new faces surrounding him this coming year in office, including a new chief of staff and defense secretary.
As far as New Year’s resolutions go, he intends to spend a lot more time outside of Washington both lobbying his agenda and reconnecting with voters in preparation for 2012’s reelection campaign.
In case you’re looking for the SparkNotes on what this means to you: While the Obama family wont be getting its own version of "Palin’s Own Alaska," you will see the President on TV more often giving his famous speeches and some interviews. These changes won’t be anywhere near as large as the Senate and House reelections that took place last year, but they do mean some major and/or minor changes in the policies of the White House.
So, while you are hitting up the gym, the library or doing whatever it is you decided to do for your New Year’s resolution, the White House and Obama administration have made it their resolution to garner public support and attend even more public functions in preparation for 2012’s presidential election.