April 29, 2009

Wednesday's "Question of the Day!"

Posted: 03:18 PM ET

artobamajobsgiPresident Obama marks 100 days in the oval office with a prime time news conference tonight beginning at 8 p.m., ET.

We want to know how you think the president is doing.

From his economic plan and his handling of car maker bailouts to his handling of two wars and his pledge to "change" how Washington, D.C. operates to his promise to have a transparent administration ... we're asking you to sound off in our "Question of the Day."


CLICK HERE to grade the president and sound off.  Then, tune-in to a special MIDNIGHT (Eastern) edition of Larry King Live! We just may use your comment on the air!

Larry's political panel weighs-in with their grades for the president tonight!  Larry's live tonight with a special program, beginning at Midnight (ET), 9 p.m., (PT)

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Ann Ray   April 29th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

President O'Bama is truly a breath of fresh air. He is trying hard to represent all of us and keep the money people at bay. They do have an important place in our society but not 99% of it belongs to them and I believe our President of 100 days really understands their place in the world and what they need to give back.

Terry, TX   April 29th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

Now with this budget....the balance of it all...and the Pork Bills and Bailouts....grade D- a grade F. I am sure your de-facto leaders of the creepy democrat left...A's and B's...they still think Bush is running and responsible for constipation....not even in the here and now.

Dave of Detroit   April 29th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

On being an example on facing problems head on with great attitude-A+, On being an inspiration in time of crisis-A+, In dealing with critics of your policies, including Mr. Henry-B+ but don't blame you. As far as the economy, it is a matter of public attitude and confidence but you get high marks in restoring faith in our leadership. What I enjoy most about your Presidency is that you are enjoying it-keep up the good work that has been set before you.......

Juanita from Detroit   April 29th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

President Obama is doing a wonderful job especially in foreign policy. I often hear the news media ask if he's doing to much, my answer is NO. The President in his youthful wisdom picked an outstanding cabinet , filled with strong,capable individuals who are able to make intelligent decisions and make reccomendations that have already been well thought out. The President gets an A on all fronts.By the way so does First Lady Michelle Obama.

Gil Johnson   April 29th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

United States stature as related to foreign policy is rated as an 'A'. Most countries of the world appear to look for a positive direction in world leadership from the United States, Pres Obama is also their hope.
Domestic policies.....Probably an 'Incomplete'...We'll have to wait and see.

Economy......Would rate an 'A'. I feel that most Americans are starting to sense a positive direction due to his understanding of it takes to regain prosperity.

Carol Link   April 29th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

I would give him a "A+"
Keep up the Great Job,,,If he runs again which I am hoping he does, I will Vote for him again!
Thank You President Obama

Justice for the Righteous   April 29th, 2009 5:57 pm ET

It was a mistake,” Obama said today before a meeting at FBI headquarters in Washington. “publicity-photo shoot with one of the planes that serves as Air Force One that cost taxpayers $328,835 and caused a furor in New York City. More spending....
This is an F.

Adam S.   April 29th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

I give President Obama an A+. He is doing a fantastic job and seems to be doing everything he can to help this country out. He has done so much in the first 100 days think of how much he will do in four years.

Michael C. McHugh   April 29th, 2009 6:23 pm ET

I'd give him a B+ or A-. I think he's a real reformer, riding a real reform wave, and I like what he's doing with health care, education, and green technology. About the only the thing I really dislike is the whole bank bailout, since those organizations are not serving the public interest–just the opposite. Overall, though, he's the best president in my lifetime by far.

CruzinSuzin   April 29th, 2009 6:56 pm ET

I give Pres. Obama a B. He still needs to work on bi-partisanship and transparency issues. Foreign policy is great... right-wingers are paranoid.

Sharon L Keyser   April 29th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

This is an "overall" opinion of my rating of President Obama:

Effort: A+
Intellect: A+
Does homework: B+
Advisors' input but is ultimately responsible: B+

Recommendation for next 100 Days: continue your path - the country is counting on YOU!

Mike Deist   April 29th, 2009 7:17 pm ET

He certainly deserves an A+. On January 22nd the dow industrial index closed at 8122.80. It dropped to its low on March 9th, when it hit 6547.05. It closed today at 8185.73, or almost 60 points above where it was when Obama started his Presidency. Since it was in freefall when President Bush left office, I know of no other metric that would justify a high grade for this new President!

Sheila   April 29th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

President Obama has been a wonderful change in the White House. He has really sparked an interest in me and in others about what is going on in our country once again. He deserves the grade of A, because in the last 100 days he has earned it. I have great respect for President Obama and the vision he has for the United States.

Quan   April 29th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

It is great to have a working President again. The grading almost becomes meaningless when we consider the absence of leadership the last eight years, and a government who was stealing from the people instead of serving it. Now that Republicans are rolling out the next failed Bush, the false patriot McCain, the profiteer Barbour, the false conservative Romney, and the pretender Jindal, the next 100 days should be even more fun in contrast.

By the way, just what makes the immoral Bill Bennett an expert at anything?

Rich   April 29th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

Considering what was left on his plate I would say our President has done "OK".

At this point in Dubya's first term he was already planning his vacation to Crawford, TX while his chief terrorism head, Richard Clarke, was warning him of the Al-queda threat. He wasn't given the time of day because he was a Clinton holdover.

I would have liked to have seen President Obama go a little slower undoing the "go-it-alone" foreign policy. He has 4 years to do it. But besides that I would give him 3 stars out of 5.

linda gill   April 29th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

This is the most noble hard working president . He understands that America needs help. I think he is truely the peoples President. I think he is transending not socialistic. I give this man A for character. A for wisdom and likability. A for humility and worldly manners, reaching out with an open hand. But he is no push over, his body language shows that when he needs to. The economy is starting- the world likes him and he is a leader but , listener to other leaders. He has been so patient with republicans. He is everything we needed. I give this man A A A A A

linda gill   April 29th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

This is the most noble hard working president . He understands that America needs help. I think he is truely the peoples President. I think he is transending not socialistic. I give this man A for character. A for wisdom and likability. A for humility and worldly manners, reaching out with an open hand. But he is no push over, his body language shows that when he needs to. The economy is starting- the world likes him and he is a leader but , listener to other leaders. He has been so patient with republicans. He is everything we needed. I give this man A A A A A

Jamie   April 29th, 2009 8:53 pm ET

Why do the taxpayers paying for a photo op for 300k with the economy
the way it is. The President needs to worry about the economy and not so many other things that could to be dealt with at a later time.

He also needs to stop putting blames on the Bush admin and do what needs to be done now and the future. We cant change what has already been done.

Cassandra   April 29th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

I am enjoying the rigor and hard work of this president. This is the only time in my life that I have donated money to a campaign and a cause, and I still donate everytime David Plouffe sends the email. I want to do everything within my power to see that President Obama does an outstanding job. So far he has done an outstanding job. I give him an A+.

Jamie   April 29th, 2009 8:59 pm ET

Over all grade D-

Govt shouldnt be bailing out private business. Would the govt bailout the mom and pop corner store NO they wouldnt.

Eric Benitez   April 29th, 2009 9:02 pm ET

I feel that president Obama is doing well in some areas, but at the same time we gcan't ask so much. For the simple fact that, the Bush administration put us into this whole.

Eric Benitez, Bronx, NY

Jamie   April 29th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

He needs to change unemployment. What incentive do the unemployed have to go back to work? They should have to take drug screens and and have to report every morning by 8am daily...If they had to get up they might say if I have to go in everyday I could get paid more going to work everyday instead of going in every morning. They should have there job search verified. Make them want to get a job so the taxpayers money can go to what we vote for not free loaders living off the govt!

nicoali sherkhan   April 29th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

foreign policy – D
economy – C
health care, education – incomlete
immigration- F
public speaking – LOL A

nicoali sherkhan   April 29th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

but to be fair it is way too early to make an assessment.and i believe we are heading in he right direction, so goodspeed obama , i am hopeing he succeeds and turns us around.

A. Badawi   April 29th, 2009 9:11 pm ET


Obama makes me feel that the world is a safer place. He gives me the feeling that the worlds largest power is in the hands of a trustworthy person. Obama deserves support and a fair shot in this very hard trial he is going through.
Unfortunately that was not how most felt (at least here in the middle east) with the Bush administration specially second term. We had fears from what might happen next and how crazy the retaliation might be.

Dethaniel , Gates . NC   April 29th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Hello Paul and Mrs. Lapin . Since the Banking sytem is in trouble. Will the government now go to the Amero as discussed in the Documentary ZeitGeist Movie. Are we still going to be able to use the plenty here in North Carolina? Also Are we Technically called the North American Union or United States Of America Go Obama My report card for this admin is A++

kimberly   April 29th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

President Obama's first 100 days have been very progressive. He has tackeled many issues that many thought were impossible to do in such a short amount of time. I give our president a B+

barbara mcpherson   April 29th, 2009 9:20 pm ET


maria   April 29th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I love the President. I belive in him and he is doing a wonderful job!! He knows he has a mission to complete and he is doing it!! That's saving this country and the people and global peace. Thanks Larry! Cya on Twitter!

Elaine   April 29th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

President Obama has shown the world what a true leader should be and I appreciate his trustworthiness and intelligence. Finally, we have a President who is not there for personal gain, but rather for the betterment of the whole world. It has taught me to believe in the political system again. That's more than I can say for our Canadian politicians.

Michael Homsi   April 29th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

CNN drives me crazy. You are all over the place in your reporting on current news. CNN dictates the news, not you, but others in the CNN family believe they are experts on Global affairs.
Despite hating some news reporters at CNN, I can't switch you off. I am a CNN addict, I am hooked on CNN.
Sometimes I believe I have to seek help to stop watching you. Watch out, maybe I will . One day !!

annie & frankie   April 29th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

we give him a B+, such a hard working President..but we want the wars to end as soon as possible..we remember all wars since World War 2 beg. in 1941, we were in grammar schl, remembering Pres Roosevelt declaring war on the radio, it was terrifying for 10 yr olds..God Bless the Obamas !!...

Michael Homsi   April 29th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

CNN drives me crazy. You are all over the place in your reporting on current news. CNN dictates the news, not you, but others in the CNN family believe they are experts on Global affairs.
Despite hating some news reporters at CNN, I can't switch you off. I am a CNN addict, I am hooked on CNN.
Sometimes I believe I have to seek help to stop watching you. Watch out, maybe I will . One day !!

Jacquelyn   April 29th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The President isn't the only politician that we need to be grading. How about grading ALL the politicians on the job they are doing.
the Republican Party has become a party of obstructionist. The way I see it, Barack Obama reaches out and their are few, if any hands reaching back from across the isle. Now is NOT a time to play politics with American lives. Now is a time when we need co-operation and solutions. We are more then Democates and Republicans. We are first and foremost Proud Americans who can see the future and are grateful to have hope.

Jay   April 29th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Given the total destruction from the previous administration, he deserves an A.

nardofree VIRGINIA   April 29th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

what is this grade the president bull? did we grade the other presidents before ? i grade this question an F for foolishness! are you kidding me or what?

George Cauthen   April 29th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I think Obama deserves the highest rating possible:A++. He has restored the confidence of the people. He is beginning to rescue and transform the economy. He is out front and "telling like it is." He is standing firm on No more torture. He is not dividing the country by prosecuting those responsible for the torture. When everybody sees how the jobs in alternative energy take off, providing us with clean energy, more entrepreneurs will join in, and we will have a solar, wind bonanza!! His insistence on solving the Medicare and health care crisis is Right ON! He actually l i s t e n s to whoever is communicating with him. He never puts anyone down, and he is his own man. HALLELUJAH!!

Erica W, Florida   April 29th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

President Obama unquestionably deserves an A+ for his leadership so far and his mastery of all the current critical issues including those aired at the Press Conference at 8:00 p.m. this evening. We, the people, need to be patient and be mindful that change, economic and otherwise, cannot be realized overnight, but will take some time, and WE NEED TO DO OUR PART in helping to bring about success over the next 4 years and many more to come.

Jacqueline Cuda   April 29th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

My god, Barack was sent to us for this moment in time. There is a divine plan and Barack is here to lead us to a higher consciousness. Yeah!!! Go Barack!

Jamie   April 29th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

if everything is suppose to be available to everyone to view why hasnt Obama produced his birthcertificate like all Americans have to do!? Just because republicans dont agree with Obama dosnt mean they are playing the political game. Democrates want to blame everyone but themselves. They need to take some responsibility as well!

kal   April 29th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I am so dissapointed to hear people say President Obama is "trustworthy" and is "telling it like it is"-Bush told it like it was about the enemies the world faces. He was crucified for it. The reality is that some people in this country prefer to "hear it like they want it tobe" and love style before substance.

Grace   April 29th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

What a huge bag of problems were dumped into President obama's lap when he took office. Thank God he has the smarts, courage, and
audacity of hope to take the bull by the horns. The fact that he has such
amazingly smart, competent and experienced advisers/staff to help with the many Herculean tasks. We members of the public are wiggling
in our seats as we watch and listen to daily events. However, we also
believe that the Obama administration will lead us very capably through the storms, figurative and real.

Peg Wenke   April 29th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Frankly, I think Obama is doing what he honestly thinks is BEST FOR ALL AMERICANS. Is he perfect , for gods sake NO, who is!!! But I trust he's trying and doing his best.I have more trust in him than any politician that's been on the scene since I've been old enough to care (age 72) And I'm sick to death of everybody being so negative just to stir the pot and keep the attention on themselves and their TV station instead of the issues.
Instead of grading Obama I wish to heck someone would start grading the so called "reporters". I for one am sick to death of the majority of them deciding what the rest of American are thinking, Thank You But I will do my own thinking. They need to learn how to" REPORT". Just the facts honestly and straight forward. Thx, Peg

Jamie   April 29th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

if the newd would report just positives things in the news then things would positive in people's personal life and in the economy. i think that the news make people panic instead of giving up to Americans. if all you hear is negative things then you start to believe it!

A. Badawi   April 29th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

It would be quiet disappointing if tonight episode did not mention Swine Flu. I believe it is the media responsibility to inform and educate during this critical time. Mr King, your weight as an outstanding public personality puts a big responsibility on you. One day you may ask yourself if you could have done more. We love and trust you so does millions around the word.

FREDERICK LUMEH   April 29th, 2009 10:53 pm ET


Rhonda   April 29th, 2009 10:54 pm ET

A big fat "F" in every catagory and when Obama finally crashes and burns for running this country into the ground, I hope he takes Janine Garafalo with him (along with a few others).

FREDERICK LUMEH   April 29th, 2009 10:56 pm ET


marianne gorda   April 29th, 2009 10:58 pm ET

I cannot believe every citizen of the United States is not giving President Obama an A+ - We are so blessed to have such a fine young man leading our people out of so many horrible situations. He is our most sincere, spiritual, brilliant president ever who truly cares about his nation and his world as he does his family.

ken   April 29th, 2009 11:00 pm ET

I think Obama has a really good attitude and actually cares about his job and the American people. He also has a lot of good support, and a good smile. America needs him at this moment. He says some funnies once in a while too. Although he needs more good advisors for the times ahead.

Dodie from Irvine, CA   April 29th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

Finally Americans voted for an intelligent, confident, poised, level headed and versatile president. In Bush’s first 100 days in office, 50 of it was spent on his ranch digging in the dirt. President Obama has been hit from all directions, the economy, domestic issues, foreign affairs, and now a possible flu pandemic. No president in the history of this country has had to deal with the rhetorical concepts in a global perspective in the first 100 days as this president.

Mr. President, your grade is….. A

President Obama you are a breath of fresh air.
(( Thank You for all your hard work and creating a pathway for joining the rest of the world))

virginia wilmore   April 29th, 2009 11:27 pm ET


ymclain   April 30th, 2009 12:12 am ET

Two cases of swine flu identified in kindergarten students in Madison City Schools, Alabama. Schools in Madison County, Huntsville City, and Madison City Schools, Alabama all closed, the first two until Monday, May 4, the latter for at least 7 days. Day care centers and private schools are being encouraged to close also.

Dan   April 30th, 2009 12:13 am ET

It's great to again have a president you can be proud of.

Chris Quintanilla   April 30th, 2009 12:14 am ET

The president is displaying a very confident attitude toward our current economic situation. Being graded a B, I believe that this grade is fairly reasonable considering that President Obama is facing more and more pressure as he proceeds further into his term. Of course there is always room for improvement and as Americans we should support our president at all costs.

maripil   April 30th, 2009 12:14 am ET

I give President Obama an A+ for his efforts to bipartisanship. However, it is sad to note that the republicans will only say NO to all his efforts. I look forward to Sen. Al Franken's nomination to give the democratic senate a majority of 60, to overcome a filibuster from the republicans.

infoseek, Compton, CA   April 30th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Dear Mr. Larry King,

I gave President Obama a passing grade a few days ago and hoped that's what he gave himself. Guess what, I was right!

I also know I'm right about giving the King of media (you), an A+, if I'm privileged to do so.

liz   April 30th, 2009 12:16 am ET

A very strong A grade.

liz   April 30th, 2009 12:16 am ET

A very strong A grade.

n2motherhood   April 30th, 2009 12:16 am ET

I give him a C+ just because 100 days just isn't enough to know what his place as President will do for this nation. If there was an E I would give him an E for effort. Being President is a difficult job, because you will always have opposition. Not everyone is going to be happy with what he does, but if he does what is BEST for this Nation despite the opposition he will have done well. I think you have to do what is best for the whole and not for the select few!

juan   April 30th, 2009 12:17 am ET

I just have 2 questions that iwant an answer to. first one deals whit the swine flu. if i got a flu shot during the winter will that protect me in some way. second i have a hunch that some people in iraq does not want the u.s. to go away given the recent escalating suicide bombings lately. is that the thinking of the administration also. thank you

bluedutchess76   April 30th, 2009 12:19 am ET


Jesse Culp   April 30th, 2009 12:20 am ET

He is by far the worst president the country has ever had.

Reggie   April 30th, 2009 12:20 am ET

I would have to say that the grade that he would recieve from me would be an Incomplete. Ther eare too many things that are a mess. He says that hes not trying to run General Motors. If that is true, then why was Rick Waggoner removed as CEO? If they administration continues down this road, we may loose the american car industry period. Then we will see job losses beyond comparison.

sunday   April 30th, 2009 12:21 am ET


gus cedillo   April 30th, 2009 12:23 am ET

Pres Obama first 100 days rock and so will the next 8 years. The economy, foreign and domestic matters are all improving. God bless the Pres and the USA.

ROBERT WALLS   April 30th, 2009 12:23 am ET


BethAnn   April 30th, 2009 12:23 am ET

More and more I feel we are blessed to have such a very intelligent, articulate and thoughtful person at the helm in these trying times. He gets an A+ from me.

Mark Morgan   April 30th, 2009 12:23 am ET

My opinion on Obama is the fact he is doing a wonderful job. Just in the first 100 days of his admins, he has confronted the Swine Flu, Two Wars, Collapsing Economy, Nation Security, and Foreign Views of America. He has to be one of the most tested President in history!

angy   April 30th, 2009 12:23 am ET

I want to know what is going on with the ammo situation. Is it that they can not take our guns so they are going take away our bullets. I am a hunter and you are not even able to find bullet let alone buying them.

Linda in Arizona   April 30th, 2009 12:24 am ET

I was unable to grade the president because the Vote Button did not appear on my screen on the home page as you showed on Abby Tattin's segment. The page was identical in all other respects to the one you had on your "Magic Board". This went on for the duration of the voting. There is nothing wrong with my computer otherwise. Were you blocking or disconnecting from certain ISPs? I am very disappointed I wasn't able to leave my vote which is an "A" IN ALL RESPECTS. This glitch definitely makes me doubt the validity of your "Report Card".

Catherine Cloud   April 30th, 2009 12:24 am ET

We did good. There's a brain in the White House. A thoughtful intelligent man with a sense of humor who thinks on his feet with command of the issues rates an A.

Maggie Vanover   April 30th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Every time I hear him speak I am reminded anew of how grateful I am that he is our president during these difficult times. I find myself reassured that the American public may be collectively more intelligent than we have sometimes appeared. He is an amazing man, whose level headed, thoughtful stability could not be more welcome nor more necessary. His legacy will likely not be any of the things that we have consistently discussed in the public forum, but it will be strong and more than valuable than we could possibly imagine today. I am impressed with his staff, with the manner in which he treats the American public, and with the dignity and respect he brings back to the office of the Presidency. We are fortunate to have him.

ROBERT WALLS   April 30th, 2009 12:25 am ET


Wendy   April 30th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Has there ever been such a mess left for one man to clean up? Obama is amazing, confident and a true leader.

Wendy   April 30th, 2009 12:27 am ET

We are so blessed that the country was able elect a true leader and evolved man.

Mary Ryan   April 30th, 2009 12:27 am ET

Larry I would grade Obama a B+. His answers are to long and other reporters need to ask more questions. I believe He is a great man as well as his vice President. He has a great team around him. He seems very concerned about the people. I pray they come up with health insurance and drug coverage soon. So many people are in need of jobs. He and his team have their work cut out for them. They will keep us safe and we trust them.

juan   April 30th, 2009 12:28 am ET

sorry sent my questions to the wrong blog, i give obama a b i think he is doing his best lets give him a chance.

n2motherhood   April 30th, 2009 12:28 am ET

My husband and I talk about the Swine Flu situation every day. And we see some of the poll where people think this is a big joke, overblown. I guess time will tell if it is overblown....if and when the day arrives when the american people wake up to find out they can't leave their homes because it may be one way to get a leash on this virus. The less we mingle, the less we will pass it to others. If that day many people will actually be able to stay in their homes for 3-5 days with out needing to go to the store? a week, 2 weeks. We think people will be sneaking out or doing whatever to obtain food. I seen how people reacted right after 911 with gasoline...they paniced... I can only imagine what they will do if this becomes a serious pandemic and they are quaratined!!!

Kathy Sundquist   April 30th, 2009 12:28 am ET

I think that President Obama is bringing America back to respectability. His first 100 days are just the beginning that will lead to a better nation than we've had in the last eight years. It's certainly refreshing to have him as president.

infoseek, Compton, CA   April 30th, 2009 12:29 am ET

Does anyone know if Jennifer Skalka is married or single? I'm so mesmerized by her looks I can't seem to hear what she says.

infoseek, Compton, CA   April 30th, 2009 12:29 am ET

Does anyone know if Jennifer Skalka is married or single? I'm so mesmerized by her look I can't seem to hear what she says.

mona   April 30th, 2009 12:29 am ET

I give the president an A+ on his first 100 days! What a breath of fresh air to have a leader that listens, accepts resonsibility, is transparent, and is determined to enact policies that benefit the average American. I love him!

Reginald in Dallas   April 30th, 2009 12:30 am ET

I give President Obama a grade of A after his first 100 days. All I heard from critics was that he has made too many campaign promises and that he won't be able to accomplish all of it. All I have seen President Obama do since taking office is go down his list and check them off as he gets them done or puts the wheels in motion to get them done! His will to see America great again is mightier than any opposing political will to keep the status quo! President Obama;s face will be the 5th one on Mt. Rushmore!

Logan Brasic   April 30th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Obama has shouldered a huge burden in one of the worst economic times in our history. He stands as a beacon of calm and initiative in a time when the population needs to see a leader looking to future. He can be compared to the statue of liberty itself, standing tall representing the ideals that the United States of America was founded on. It is such a refreshing feeling to KNOW our president is working for US. I give him an A+, for every decision he makes is intended to fix our countries problems and secure our future for our children.

Raminder Singh   April 30th, 2009 12:30 am ET

A God-send when America needed it the most! A+

Yes, he has 7 or 8 major pots boiling at the same time compared to the usual 2 or 3 for past presidents. This is where his intelligent approach, his coolness, his superior ability to communicate makes Audacity of Hope possible for most Americans. Sitting here in Canada, we wish we had someone like him here.

Rita Lauria   April 30th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Obama is laying the foundation for the 21st Century. His worldview is broad, based undoubtedly upon his diverse background and experience. His moves are studied and measured. I think the future holds great promise. As we know, and as Obama has pointed out, we've been to the moon. There is a whole cosmos out there to explore. But a proper foundation needs to be reestablished. He's doing great so far.

joyce bass   April 30th, 2009 12:30 am ET

Being judgmental of Obama after only 3 months in office seems terribly unfair. In my opinion, he is the right man at the right time, but unraveling all the issues that confront him will take much more time and patience. It is far more important to stand behind him and be supportive than to be critical at this point.

Judy Carpenter   April 30th, 2009 12:32 am ET

I am completely supportive of President Obama's performance during his first 100 days - internationally, nationally, and with his family. He has been open, and has led rather than imposed. He represents my "America".

If I am disappointed in anything in this 100 days, it is in the far-right Republican party's resistence to the President's sincere overtures. I grew up as a Republican, a champion of my individual rights, and respect for others' individual rights. Lincolnian; Obamaian.

I was happy to see that, in face of the flu situation, the Republicans let go of their polemic opposition to Sibelius.

We all need to be talking to each other, not finding ways to declare that we cannot talk to one another - from our approach to Iran to our internal discussion about abortion. Our President solicits the conversation. Let's keep it up.

Moe_in_Houston   April 30th, 2009 12:33 am ET

As a citizen of this great country, I must say that our president is doing a great job. Of course there have been some issues that have divided the country, but the fact that he is trying to "change" the way we see politics and of course the way the world sees our politics is something to be excited about.

Press conferences now seem intelligent, to the point, and transparent. That's one thing I could never say about the past administration, and I have nothing against our past president, Im sure he was a fine individual, but the level of awareness and knowledge is from all perspectives is far greater nowadays.

jerry   April 30th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Who in the right mind would want to take over the mess that Bush left behind. Obama is doing a great job. When is Bush and Cheney being investigated for torture? They should be in jail.

whatever   April 30th, 2009 12:36 am ET

I participated with the other CNN pollsters, but I think the grade thing is weird. Has this always happened? I think the President has done his best. He is clearly aware of the issues. He acts when action is needed. And stop dogging him with the campaign promises thing! Did we keep up with Bushes' promises? I doubt it.

Carlotta Anthony   April 30th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I think considering what he came into office facing–he is doing a great job–if people would stop being so nasty–(republicans ) and try to help the country -for 8 yrs we watched the country get in this shape I did not hear the (R) say anthing so stop the nasty politics and lets work together

Donna Lee   April 30th, 2009 12:37 am ET

First class leader, first class mind, first class gentleman.
He's a president that can turn this around.

Margie Wolske   April 30th, 2009 12:38 am ET

Yes we are headed in the right direction

victoria m kohn   April 30th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I would give President Obama an A. He is facing more crisises than any President has for a long time. These crisis didn't happen in a day and they won't be solved in a day. He is also facing a Republican party that has nothing to offer than criticism and name calling. If they (the Republicans) love their country as they claim, they would be working with the President on finding real solution instead that both parties can live with.

redwood falls, MN

Kathy in Westerville   April 30th, 2009 12:39 am ET

Personality and charm will take you a long way, but Obama has failed on the economy. If banks and corporations are too big to fail, they are too big to exist, and Obama needs to use anti-trust legislation to break them up. The banks and the corporations are still in control, not the government. Obama is not successfully standing up to the corporate oligarchs.

rossi   April 30th, 2009 12:39 am ET

when i first heard this man speak at that inauguration i knew he was d one. A+ plus all around. black or white the world need this nubian to connect the dots and bring humanity back to the forefront. only a human with a soul can and will accomplish this. GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. TELL GUILANNI,CHENEY AND ESPECIALLY FOX NETWORK TO STOP BEING SIMPLY AND STOP SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLOR!

rick badgett   April 30th, 2009 12:39 am ET

i am a republican from wyoming and i voted for President Obama and i am damn proud of it.

ROBERT WALLS   April 30th, 2009 12:40 am ET


The Albanian kid   April 30th, 2009 12:40 am ET

For the first 100 days of Obama's presidency I would grade Mr. President and his administration with a B- . He has been trying to do the best but needs much more especially with bailout of CEO's. In national security area time will be testing the administration, while it is early to think about results in Swine Flu fight.

melissa collins - KY   April 30th, 2009 12:41 am ET

From day one the challenges facing the new administration was exceptionally critical. The economy was shattered, two ongoing wars, careers becoming extinct, and American lives seemed to be in a barrel going downhill out of control. I have to say that while in the past 100 days Obama has deserved a standing-ovation. I know America has extensive obstacles. I can see Obama’ team going that extra quarter and making a buzzer beater comeback. The grade for me would be an A+, because the outlook now doesn’t seem so grim. Obama has my support and hopefully Congress’.

J Hunter   April 30th, 2009 12:41 am ET

1st hundred are a disaster for Americans. Should have never bailed-out banks and auto makers. Having done so, the President has not ordered the firing of the bank CEO's. It all smells bad. Very bad. Mayor Johnston is far too young to know any better, too wealthy to be concerned. His opinion is not mine.

curiousgrace   April 30th, 2009 12:42 am ET

HOORRRRAYYYY!!!! for President Barack Obama!!! Keep up the great work Mr. Obama and continue leading the country out of the wilderness. You brilliance, eloquence, resillence and tenacity is truly refreshing. A definite A+ in all areas are in line for a job truly well done. I do look forward to 2012 in order for you to continue leading our nation to bigger and better things. Thank you!!

Kat   April 30th, 2009 12:42 am ET

I am truly amazed on your Wednesday night show you can take the time to give the correct name of a pig virus but you do not take the time to appropiately say the correct name of the President of the United States. His name PRESIDENT Barack Obama and NOT Barack or Barack Obama. You may even call him, "Mr. President." Tell me, how many times did you say Bush or George Bush when he was in 8 yrs. of office? I'm curious. Love the show – do not like the thoughts of Mr. Larry Etlers, Elders. I did say "Mr."


Eli Hernandez   April 30th, 2009 12:43 am ET

I would give the President a D, based on the fact that he has a lot to deal with, although he is not handling it well. From his selections for cabinet members, flip-flopping on issues and his handling of the economic situation, it has all been managed terribly. I believe the government needs to get out of managing businesses. Yes there have been irresponsible decisions made, but government ownership is not the answer.

TruthBtold   April 30th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Yes, President Obama is and will be probably the best president we have ever had in this country. It's only a matter of time until those ignorant, stubborn, arrogant, narcissistic white race that will accept the fact that a black person can be of great integrity and value. And he is much more capable running this country than a stupid, bird brain president they elected prior to President Obama.

Art Roberts   April 30th, 2009 12:43 am ET

I would give the President an A+.

Larry Elder is a miserable excuse for a human being. Disgusting.

Chris Bobek Missouri   April 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Pres. Obama is the world's champion....he has restructured our presence in the world singlehandedly..brought stability to the nation and the world...his vision is of a world leader...his openess to the American peope and people of the world is greaty felt and with full appreciation....a devoted man with a mission of success for the world.

cathy sands   April 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

We as a nation are an embarrassment . Our children and their children will be paying for our economic bail out mistakes for years to come. They will ask us. How could you do this to us.? Why didn't you stand up and speak up for us?

Norman Speiser   April 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

I am a former H.S. Assistant Principal. I am used to rating professionals. I rate President Obama an A+. He came to power at a time when the US was hated throughout the world. Thanks to President Obama, we are looked at as a great cooperative and powerful America. He is doing everthing that he promised to do. He has a verey full plate. He will bring an end to the economic situration and is trying extremely hard to protect our people against the human swine flu.

Felecia Mathews   April 30th, 2009 12:44 am ET

President obama has exceeded any other president in handling multiple problems getting off the ground running as well as making good on his promises.
I think his stimulus plan has a bigger picture in mind that the Conservative narrow minds choose to view objectively.
My only concern is the bank and large corp bailouts with little restrictions initially however Mr Obama is doing a tremendous job with an exta-ordinary load on his shoulders
I give him an AAA!!!
for integrity , hard work, knowledge and desire to do the best for the good of all.
May God bless Him and give him God speed

Juanita   April 30th, 2009 12:46 am ET

He shoulkd get an A because he really did inherit a mess. He is a very smart and intelligent person and I believe he will being this country back if he can get rid of the "Bushiets".

ryan   April 30th, 2009 12:46 am ET

all you people are idiots yall have no idea how obama is crippling the us...How about yall stop watching all the liberal staions and watch fox news and learn the truth......yall have voted in the biggest terrorist of them all....and by that i dont mean some one who will bomb us i mean he is ruining this grate nation with bail outs and wanting to stop the war...and wanting to let all the terrorist go to be able to come back and bomb us...just watch fox news and learn something that is real and not from some liberal station...

kmaxnv   April 30th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I'd give him a solid A. I'm so proud I voted for him.

Russell   April 30th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I would rate Obama an "A" for extraordinary effort during the first 100 days. The man is intelligent, well informed, articulate, steady and a leader. We are fortunate with all the economic and other unprecedented problems we face that we have Obama and his team at the helm. Such a refreshing change after the last 8 years.

Catherine   April 30th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I give Barrack Obama an A because he has tried in the steps he's taken to tackle the economic crises. The stimulus Bill is needed to Jumpstart the economy which was at 0 level when Obama assumed office as the president of the United States of America. The far right wanted him to be cocky but no. The World is tired of Americas bullying and dictating to them how to live their lives and also committing some of the crimes they warn against like torchure and abuse of human rights.. Barrack Obama is just what America needs at this time to bring the allies and perceived foes to back America once again. Moreover I support his tax slash for the middle class because poeple who are up there are not too weathered down by the economic downturn but many low income have lost their jobs homesetc which has even driven some to commit suicide for goodness be your brothers keeper at such a time like this. On the healthcare reforms, it's a major step in the right direction. See the United Kingdom ,they are not 1/10 of America in riches they have healthcare plans for their citizens. It is good to make healthcare affordable for American citizens. Remember America is a role model in the world arena but its disappointing that some people don't want the states to help the citizens at all. I can go on and on.

barbiv   April 30th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I continue to have hope in this administration. I also realize that Obama has had an incredible mess to deal with–in all aspects of the government. This mess will take time to heal. We need to stop the knee-jerk reactions and quick fixes. I feel he has the insight to create a better, stronger nation, but it's going to be a painful road. I give him a B +- courage and idealism are essential at times like this.

Greg   April 30th, 2009 12:48 am ET

B+-would love to see what Fred Thompson gave George Bush--thank God he is not the Prez

Kholdstare   April 30th, 2009 12:48 am ET

I'd give Mr. Obama a B-. I very much like what he has done about Gitmo and his international appeal, however, I do not have much faith in his economic plan and I think he appeals too much to the religious on issues of LGBT rights.

Mike, New York   April 30th, 2009 12:48 am ET

The President deserves an F. He has done nothing good for us. The stimulus bill will make us bankrupt. HE is making us a socialist nation, and we finally need to realize that we will be worse for this. His foreign policy? An F. Apologizing to everyone made me lose all respect I had for him.

Marian Dortch (Mesquite, NV)   April 30th, 2009 12:49 am ET

President Obama is an intelligent, thoughtful, decisive leader. He has dealt with the economy, pirates, torture, and the wars. He is an excellent example of "A Purpose Driven Life".
During this same hundred days, the Republicans have shown themselves to be spoiled, deliberate children. When they haven't been given THEIR way, they take their votes and go home. They need to read "All I need to Know I learned in Kindergarten". They need to grow-up and play nice. YOU LOST, Obama & the Country WON!

L. Marroquin   April 30th, 2009 12:49 am ET

I think he is doing great, there is not a way to fix in a 100 days, what Bush did in 8 Years.

Joel Goodman   April 30th, 2009 12:49 am ET

I give him an A-. He has started working on the economy, health care, education, energy, infustructure, and reestablishing America's reputation as a member of the world community. He should have set higher standards for banks (and insurance companies) to receive TARP funds. For that reason he gets the minus.

bona   April 30th, 2009 12:49 am ET

for president Oboma in his all aspect policy i can give to him A++.

Vallea Rose   April 30th, 2009 12:50 am ET

HI Mr. King,
I am afraid for our country.
What the government giveth the government taketh.
Thank you,
Vallea ( Val-lE- ah) Rose

Libby   April 30th, 2009 12:50 am ET

President Obama deserves a B+ for facing potentially overwhelming obstacles in his first one hundred days with smart, careful decision-making. He has earned the respect of other nations and restored our place in the world. He has been honest with the American public and tried to work to solve America's may issues, including the latest swine flue outbreak. It is to soon to tell if his economic policies are on track-but at least he is not lying and tricking us.

ROBERT WALLS   April 30th, 2009 12:50 am ET


kmaxnv   April 30th, 2009 12:50 am ET

and I agree with Art Roberts Larry Elder is a miserable excuse.

Deborah   April 30th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I will give President Obama an A+ in every area. The reason being is because he inherited a mess. When Bush was in the White House making a mees of everything the first 4 years no one was talking about , what they did was put him back in another 4 and look at the mess now. He is doing the best he can. This mess can not be cleaned up in 100 days, it is 8 years of it. I am a victim of hurricane Katrina. I lost everything and I am will to give him more than 100 days, perhaps 8 years, we did it for Bush. I believe at least 2 of your guest would vote for Bush again if they could.

Kansaninict   April 30th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I would give President Obama a B. I feel that he has done a good job, considering the myriad of problems that have had to be dealt with. It is so reassuring to have someone of intelligence and contemplation in the White House. It's been a long time since I have been confident in the leadership in that position.

Sherry   April 30th, 2009 12:51 am ET

I believe that President Obama has done an exceptional job in just 100 days. And, I'm not a democrat! From the George Bush days to now, I believe Barack Obama is an agent of change and an agent of educated decisions. I never knew with George Bush where his policies were coming from. And, that's a scary thing.

Now more than ever, I see why people spoke of Dick Cheney the way they did. On his media tour this week or at the end of last week...he has made it clear that he is not an American patriot, but an American complaint-hog!

Larry Elder: Get with it and provide real solutions to the problems we are facing in this country! Come into the country (instead of being on t.v.) and get a real job with the rest of us. We understand completely where President Obama is coming from.

Juanita   April 30th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Jamie, why should the President stop putting blames on the Bush Administration? They"re the ones that created this mess.

Clayton   April 30th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I'm not sure what grade I would give to him. I will have to wait and see how our country progresses. I am concerned about the swine flu outbreak that is happening in our country. I have heard that the swine flu will dissapate over the hot summer months but what about the other countries that don't have summer at the same time as the US?

violet   April 30th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I think the PRESIDENT is doing a wonderful job. I gave him a A+

Eleanor Perry   April 30th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I would give the president an A+ as he has inherited problems left by the Bush administration that are almost impossible to overcome in a full term of presidency, much less than 100 days! The disasters he inherited are monumental from economic crises, health care issues, immigration, the war in Iraq and Afganistan, etc. The rest of the world has seen his potential and have given him an A+ as well. In our travels to Europe, Costa Rica, and Mexico this year we heard nothing but positive and hopeful comments from the people with whom we talked. Thank goodness we have an intelligent, thoughtful, caring president after 8 years of the opposite!

Sam H   April 30th, 2009 12:52 am ET

I believe the direction we have set will result in chaos in the market and banking system in the near future. We're headed in the wrong direction, I like the man on smooth and polish, but on policy I am disgusted with lurching shift in direction.

Sam H

Mike O'Rourke   April 30th, 2009 12:53 am ET

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, JOBS - that's the whole thing, I think that MORE money should be given to the AUTO COMPANIES – Jobs at home-
NO money for American Axle moving jobs south of the boarder....
With more and more people out of their jobs – WHY SHOULD THEY BUY CARS? Have YOU? oh your working......

rossi   April 30th, 2009 12:54 am ET

THE TROUBLE WE'RE IN WORLD WIDE GOES DEEPER THAN 8 YEARS. we truly have to face the lies and the atrocity we've put upon humanity world wide. we as americanns can no longer be a buly and just debo peopsle IT! THE ROOSTER WILL CUM HOME 2 ROOST.

April   April 30th, 2009 12:54 am ET

After the last 8 years of toal disaster, this President is doing a fantastic job. I wiould give him an A+.

He is a man on a mission. He can not only multi task by trying to fix the economy, working on health care, education and still have time to work on repairing our image oversees, His wife is pretty good also.

He must be doing something right to get Spector to finally came to his senses. Tell them to keep up the good works. I can not wait for the next 100 days.

Ward   April 30th, 2009 12:54 am ET

I'm giving the president a solid A overall as of now I do think he is headed in the correct direction and or try to accomplish his goals in a timely manner theres alto that has been going on between the bailouts and this new flu as of 100 days I really don't think to many people could have done a better job.

eric m   April 30th, 2009 12:55 am ET

B for the president. no matter what he does, the public as a whole will never be happy with all of his decisions. its a hard seat to sit in and he is showing that he is up to the challenge. good luck mr. president

Cornal Henning   April 30th, 2009 12:55 am ET

President Obama gets an "A+" for vision, courage, perceptivity, action, leadership, motivation and inspiration. He knows what he is doing and where he is going. His is not a perfect administration, but it is a faithful, transparent and results oriented one. I believe in his Personal integrity and his intellectual excellence. I am totally disappointed in those whose prejudices will not even allow them to admit he is a leader of superior intellect. To call him shallow is extremely dishonest and "something else." which each of us individually must define for ourselves.

Cornal Garnett Henning, Sr.

Brad Longworth   April 30th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Economy- F– No evidence stimulus working. No evidence massive budgets working. No evidence bank bail out working.

Immigration F- Obama supports open borders and the undermining of our sovereignty and our health by supplicating to the Mexicans during a recession and a flu epidemic

Foreign Policy–C–No nukes and healing the idiocy of the Bush years is good. Losing Pakistan is bad, taking no stand against totalitarianism bad, kissing Fidel and Chavez backside bad.

Health care-D, he should have picked Howard Dean.

Cabinet–C– Picking a tax cheat, Geithner, for Treasury unacceptable. Homeland Security sec. is horrible.

Swine Flu and Crisis Control-Weak. He should have sealed our borders. He should be manning the health agencies instead of going on TV celebrating his 100 days.

Sherry   April 30th, 2009 12:55 am ET


I give President Obama a "B" because there's always room for improvement, but compared to George Bush's continuous "F" – WHOOPEE!

One thing I would like to see is for Congress to pass a law that outlaws lobbyists! Now, that would make everyone honest, wouldn't it. I mean, lobbyists are legitimate extortionists; they pay for what laws they endorse or want want in Washington that will ultimately affect mainstreet. This should be against every law in our land.

frederick kennedy   April 30th, 2009 12:55 am ET

A plus for the first 100 days. He is open and able to communicate to the people. If the American people think that in the 1st 100 days the problems created over the past 8 years would be solved, then we are in sad shape as a country and need more money into education. We aren't being realistic with ourselves so somebody has to teach those who don't understand the truth.

Tony IL   April 30th, 2009 12:56 am ET

I would Obama a B+ for getting done what he said he wants to do. I give him a F for bailing out the auto industry and banks more. The US government should never have gotten involved with the auto industry or banks. As for the economy, I give him a C, cause we don't know yet if his plan is working.

Juanita   April 30th, 2009 12:56 am ET

The low graders must be Bush followers. I think the President gets an A.

Sam H   April 30th, 2009 12:56 am ET

My grade F+

reggie   April 30th, 2009 12:56 am ET

I see improvements based on the actions taken by President Obama. I had doubts, but i see improvements in my life and that of my neighbors. New city improvements, recall of jobs recently lost and explainations of what's going on. I give him a B- overall, with the understanding that banks will not get another dime.

Audioscapist   April 30th, 2009 12:57 am ET

I just have to reply to your ignorant commentator about the Canadian medical system. At least here in Canada, you can go and see health professionals without worrying about whether your insurance company will pay for the consultation. I have lived with both systems, and would much prefer to have access to any doctor I need to see, and not having my health care decisions made by somebody at an insurance company that is most interested in keeping profitable.

bona   April 30th, 2009 12:57 am ET

Economy policy A+
Foreign policy Incomplete because i never heard from him about Africa, his idea and his policy in war, economy and future of Africa.
The rest his policy A+++

Diana Coleman   April 30th, 2009 12:57 am ET

President Obama gets an "A".

Are the low grades coming from those who may be somewhat feeling shame or embarrassed that this non republican is introducing a concept foreign to previous administrations – -engaging conversations –first with each other and then with other countries.

As I pray for all our leaders, I especially pray for President Obama's health, wisdom and blessings from God as he leads our country.

Julian /Moreno Valloey   April 30th, 2009 12:57 am ET

I find it amazing that the simple minded panel (KJ excluded) don't see the hazards in allowing the banks to fail. We borrow money to fund our
budget. If our banks fail so does our economy and our borrowing power
does too. How do we pay our lenders, mostly China? Do we give them Yosemite and an aircraft carrier or two.

Logan Brasic   April 30th, 2009 12:58 am ET

To Ryan: CNN is the most popular news program for a reason. I am happy you think fox news is a... grate... program, but I believe your opinion has no basis of fact, just racism and ignorance.

John Norman   April 30th, 2009 12:58 am ET

I think it is to soon to judge any ones performance after 100 days. I feel ever thing in life needs time to mature and grow. I will still make some points about our new President. In terms of style, grace, class, integrity, and moral values we could not have asked for a better President. The same goes for the First Lady Michelle Obama. I was very impressed with the way the President and First Lady conducted business when they were in Europe. All Americans should have been proud. He represents a strong positive image for minority males. I must give the President an (A) on foreign policy. Him reaching out to foreign leaders is a great change for the United States. I feel his foreign policy agenda will build a more positive image for our country in the eyes of other nations. The early negatives I see. I feel the President is trying to do to much to fast. Health care is very important but I feel it is an issue he could have focused on after he got the economy back on track. Aim disappointed in the way his administration has handed the bail out of corporate companies. The President adopted the same policy as President Bush. It is my opinion no company is to big to fail. I feel the President needs to pull back from the media. To me he still acts like he is on the campaign trail. Just to many press conferences. He needs to relax. We all know he is trying make changes for our country. I think he is trying to over prove himself. Sometimes you have to take a step back and survey the landscape and I don't think the President has done that at all. Aim a conservative that voted for the President because I taught he would bring a middle of the road approach to the White House. I must say I'm disappointed with the President's spending. You can not spend your way into prosperity. I tried with my own company, and I failed. I also must point out Conservatives also need to stop thinking tax breaks will solve all our problems because they want. To many times in our countries history we have over spent and politicians have promised they would make sure the money is paid back in the future. We all know that has not been the case. Aim afraid democrats are going wild spending because of the new power they have inherited. You and I know who will pay the price. We as Americans.

John Norman
The Business Political & Personal Financial Post

joe   April 30th, 2009 12:58 am ET

Economy policy A+
Foreign policy Incomplete because i never heard from him about Africa, his idea and his policy in war, economy and future of Africa.
The rest his policy A+++

david   April 30th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Do we understand the difference between social democracy and totalitarian communism? Nice to have varying opinions voiced, but at this level they should be more informed and not radical right inflamers.

Randi   April 30th, 2009 12:59 am ET

The President deserves an "A"!!

For the GOP, I give them a Big Fat "F" for Failure!!!!

The amount of Hostilely coming from the Republican Pundits is Completely Irrational…
Give me a break the Republican’s are acting like Bitter, Jealous Teenager’s, they’re completely “Out of Touch” with this mood of the Country, it’s pathetic at this point!

100 days   April 30th, 2009 12:59 am ET

I would give President Obama A++...He is a very strong man of principles, integrity and temperament...I like his family values, especially his love for his family. His style of handling criticism from those that are anti-Obama is just amazing with a touch of class, grace and humbleness. He is a gentleman second-to-none.

O, what an extraordinary…fascinating 100 days...a real breathe of fresh air from the White House (The People House once again). My prayers are for our President, his family, our Public Officials, Military Personnel (both domestic and abroad) and our county. Mr. President, a job well done…keep up the good work of serving our great county and leading the free world in call of freedom.

linda wilsen   April 30th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Perhaps if those who are so certain they know better, why don't they throw their hat in the ring and stand up to the constant scrutiny this President has had to deal with. Until then, please give him the same patience you would ask of us. Solid A.

Ike W   April 30th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Larry, when the GOP has no new ideas and continues to berate the Pres, it continues to show their weakness, fear mongering and their narrow mindedness to real change needed for the 21st century. The GOP would continue to give Exxon Mobile and other oil companies HUGE tax breaks and let Wall Street run wild as they offer the only 'plan' they have, tax breaks for the wealthy while turning their backs on poor and middle America. I'm surprised they have 21% support in this country. If you cannot be part of the solution, then get out of the way and let other people who identify with the GOP and have fresh ideas, move into the leadership roles of the GOP.

Gladys Briley   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

I think President Obama has done an excellent job considering the number of issues he has on his plate. He never said every decision would be the right decision but he would keep trying and that's what the people want.

Marlene Cook   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

I think President Obama is the smartest, most analytical, wisest, compassionate president we have had in my 71 years of life. I think he will bring our country out of the mess the republicans and the greedy have put us in. The only thing that could possibly stop him would be the "no" and the "do nothing" republican party who care nothing about our country's plight. All their time is spent in political posturing against President Obama. They can't compete with his greatness so they engage in rediculous criticism which is totally ineffective.

Sherry   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET


I agree that the Presidency was not meant to be a "popularity contest," however, I wonder how many of your panelists actually give of their time in their own communities (not sitting in their offices), on the front-line of people eating out of garbage cans, people working, but not having enough money to feed themselves or their families...

We need to stop complaining and come up with actual solutions for the entire country...not just talk!

Randall   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Lars makes Canada's healthcare system sound like that of a third world country. Somebody should point out that some of Canada's healthcare facilities rank among the best and most innovative in the world. And, everybody has healthcare coverage, not just the rich or fortunate. How is that a bad thing. As for the location of the unfortunate incident with Ms. Richardson, a similar incident in a similarly remote area in the U.S. may have posed a similar problem, especially as Ms. Richardson reportedly refused the first offer of treatment anyway.

Sam H   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

His long term vision is flawed and will suffocate the populus toward gov't dependency, beyond what we even trully know of. Stop the balme game. he is just wrong, wrong, wrong,!

Della Thomas   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

I gave President Obama an A . because he entered this office with the biggest mess than any president ever had to deal with. hE STILL SCORED WELL, and I am sure he received F's from the Republican Party known as the F party.

Deborah   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Please excuse some of my misspelled words. I get so upset and emotionally when I think about what I have been through the last 4 years. I lost everything in hurricane Katrina, manage to buy another home in MS last year, and after working for the same company since 1995, I recently got laid off (because of this mess Bush got us in) now I'm about to lose my 2nd home. I have a 17 year old, that has Autism and I have to relocate again. How can I do this to him again. Yes I am angry.

Yul Gevargis   April 30th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Let me turn the Colck back to 1968 ,First day of the inauguration of the President Nixon. Cold war at high alert with Russia's Dictartorship,
China ,had completely isolated itself from the rest of the free world and Israel was at war with the Arab world,(after 1967 war)and finally Vietnam war that Nixon inherited from President Johnson's administration. Let us not forget over 66000 American souls perished in the sensles war comparing to less than 5000 volunteers in Iraqi war in over 5 years. .Though I am a proud Republican ,I believe Obama is doing a great job for a young Leader,bet let us not forget the HISTORY. Thank you for your time,,Yul.

Kim   April 30th, 2009 1:01 am ET

I would give President Obama overall a B. I would give him an A on leadership, moving quickly on issues and keeping the lines of communication open. He would get C for foreign policy, as he develops a plan of action for G20, G8, etc. His initiatives regarding the economy, education, and the environment I would give him a C just because 100 days is not an great measuring stick.

For engaging the populace in an"ask not what your country can do for your, ask what you can do for your county" grassroots movement a B+. Just doing something a B.

Chrysler should file for Chapter 11 because they need to restructure from top to bottom...

Lori Sue Bowser   April 30th, 2009 1:05 am ET

The man that was talking about do we want to be like the other countries about healthcare.He said something about the lady that died in Mexico and do we want health care like that.Excuse me but we already have that in America.I have insurance,but not good enough insurance.I have been trying to find a fix 2 brain aneurysm"s.Sure I have insurance but not enough for brain surgery.O ur country will never know how to take care of our own.

ChihMing   April 30th, 2009 1:05 am ET

President Obama deserves A++.
President Bush left the office with a mess; but President Obama is bringing back our confidence in this country; and majority Americans also believe that we are heading in the right direction. Can we expect another person to accomplish this much in this 100 days? We are not grading the final outcome of President Obama's term, but only the first 100 days. I am in no better position to evaluate or judge President Obama's performance. He is so much better than anyone of us. A++

patrick sittner   April 30th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Larry,i just wanted to comment applauding our president on his job.Im an ironworker counting on his expansion ideas for our country.Im still hopeing the ignorant asses that dont think going green can help our country after all Fresh Air our own Energy instead of 1 baught from other countries and a hope that no child has to work the type of work i do because i wasnt edjucated enough to get a buisness job but at least i paid enough attention in school to have aquired a skilled trade that will help build our communities.So the way i see it as long as im building(bridges,companies,power plants)then i see first hand our country grow,last 10 yrs i havent seen it im glad next 4 yrs is looking better for Local 396 ironworkers of St Louis and the rest of my brothers around our country.

trebor 1896   April 30th, 2009 1:10 am ET

I'm tired of watching moronic Americans trash Canada with no clue of what they're talking about. On tonight's show one of the guests talking about Obama's "socialist" policies said (paraphrase):

Canada has a bad health care system... that's where Natasha Richardson died.

Has nothing to do with health care (she wasn't denied access) and she died in New York. That's in US moron.

ROBERT WALLS   April 30th, 2009 1:11 am ET


Greg Galloway   April 30th, 2009 1:13 am ET

As a Canadian I am outraged on comments Lars Larsen made on the Larry King show What a igornant ill informed right wing blowhard. As a Canadian I was totally insulted by what he said.

No wonder the GOP has almost become a party so dipised around the world.with many ill informed idioits such as Lars Larsen in their part y.They are so totally out of touch with the majority of the world - it's almost embarrassing !!!

Insulted Canadian

Mike Abeshouse   April 30th, 2009 1:15 am ET

I would give Obama a B+. He's off to a very strong start – the most competent ,energetic start I have seen from a president in my lifetime. He's smart as a whip, on top of the material, and has a good heart. He's been the anti-Bush and so much more. He is restoring America's image all over the world and inspiring Americans to be at our best and to live up to our ideals. The economy has been a huge distraction, but he is grappling with it and determined to fix it and lay the foundation for a strong economy in our future. He has been a breath of fresh air and everything I had hoped for. He's smart, a good student and only getting better with experience. Has the potential to be one of the greats, but we just have to see how it plays out. But one senses that the grown-ups are back in charge and we are in good hands.

Ida   April 30th, 2009 1:20 am ET

I frequently listen to talk shows-yours included; however, I think you and others permit too many people who are deficient in the ability to be informed, fair in criticism, and non-biased in theie assessment of President Obama and the extraordinary work he is doing . this is especially true for the words of Larry Elder, who not ony sounds dense but has the gaul to believe he is accurate in what he says. When he is on anyone's program again I will turn off the program. I have kept up with The President's activities and I without reservation give the President an A Please keep Larry Elder and people like him off your show. May God bless the President of the United States of America.

trebor 1896   April 30th, 2009 1:21 am ET

As for a grade-- it's early but A-. He's doing and acting how he said he would. As for his policies, give them a chance. They may work. Policies are often based on theory (eg. how to get out of a recession). The theories of the last 8 years put us all in this mess. The same theories won't get us out. Miniscule tax cuts for poor and middle class and large tax cuts for the rich have never worked in economic crises. Try a new theory. If a theory has shown not to work, you move on.

Flo H   April 30th, 2009 1:22 am ET

The President and his staff are doing a wonderful job cleaning up the mess left in the District. I can't see how people can criticize him so especially those who look like him.
This President is very intelligent and concerned about all people. He is working so hard and I don't think it is very fair for him to be criticized so early in the game. Please folk, give this man a chance.

patrick sittner   April 30th, 2009 1:24 am ET

He still has seats that need filled in his administration but he is doing a valliant job with every issue that has to handled urgently.Still need to wait and see what happens with the banks;if he gets the credit card issue's handled i could say he deserves an A then.But that is far last 100 days i hope he stays on track as he has done so far and continues to remind the republicans that we want this we voted for this get on board or get out of the way!

Cammy   April 30th, 2009 1:27 am ET

So far so good,Obama is a God sent president,the MOSES of our time.We should be aware that the economy was not destroyed in a day and as such will not take a day to rebuild.Let us reflect back on the recent Somali kidnap of our captain and Obama's rescue plan,AIG saga,the present swine flu and many more just within 100 days in office.The truth is that some rich people are not happy because of the foreclosure and tax cut for the poor.Let me ask, were all of us sleeping when the economy got to its present state?Let us not behave like the Israelite,when they were brought out from slavery in Egypt,they were too impatient for God's blessing,they started complaining and murmuring saying it should have been better they suffer and die in Egypt where they will buried than to die slowly yet impoverished in the desert,shortly God fulfilled His promise to them and they rejoiced,let us give Obama time and support developmental plans,US will back in shape sooner,do not forget" IN GOD WE TRUST"

Greg Galloway   April 30th, 2009 1:27 am ET

Please fellow Canadians email CNN to get Lars Larsen to give a public apology on on his igornant remarks he made on the Canadian Health Care !!

Greg Galloway

Jennifer Leigh Neufeld   April 30th, 2009 1:36 am ET

As an aside, why is it that guests such as Lars Larsen feel compeled to discredit Canada's medical system for Natasha Richarson's death? It was her decision to not seek medical assistance TWICE from EMTs. A poor decision with a grevious outcome to be sure but her sole responsibility.

As for the failure of Canada's healthcare system I can tell you with complete curity that an air ambulance would have been summoned by the hospitals should there have been any chance of her recovery byt the time or shortly after her arrival. Canada has sent air ambulances to America to pick up its citiizens in order to save the enormous healthcare costs in the Staes. A case in point, it once sent who had sufferd a heart attack. The cost was $45K but the surgery in the US was to be in excess of $250. Moreover, while skiing in Banff once I met a gentleman fro Chicago who had had his vacation shortened and destroyed by an emergency appendectomy. The wee hospital did the surgery without transport to the closest major city and all was well. I questioned him about his disappointment at the ski vacation going awry. Hell no he repsonded. I'm just glad it happened her. The travel company is refunding our costs and If I had gone to Cook County (Chicago) hospital for this emergency, I would have died waiting in the halls.

So, do not dicredit our helathcare system so lightly and please, for the sake of all, a lesson must be learned here. The responsibilty for Ms Ricgardson's death lies squarely with the her and her family. That she was not transported to Montreal in an air ambulance, a huge costs to the province, indicates to me that she was then beyond help and the transport to Montreal and then New York was simply to give her family time to assemble and say goodbye and for her organs to be transplanted. One only need look at the timing of her families arrival in New York to realize that she was long gone before she arrived in New York.

As Canadians, our hearts go out to Ms Richardson's family. Nad we are glad that we are a more quiet and conservative country who holds a patient's confidentiality despite being hammered by the American press. Get your facts right and quit slinging mud at our healthcare system. You need only ask us how we rate our system. Yes, it is struggling with the costs of an aging population and from the demand for prescriptions instead of healthy lifestyle changes. None the less it is a great system. And cheaper. If you came to Canada for health care, even being non-resident the costs to you would be about a quarter of your costs in the US. So think about that. For heart surgery you could come to BC, have the surgery and enjoy recovering in the best place on earth, at the best hotel money can buy and still have thousands in savings to put in your 401-K.

Good Health to all!

rod   April 30th, 2009 1:36 am ET

Larry just want to said i seem your show tonite and saw you had the most hatty men in los angeles larry elder on your show he just a bitter man who hast the president, and dont like the fact he black man or he think he someone better than anyone of color, but i see you love having that person on your show, i wish you would ask him one question for me, have he every help anyone in the black community or anyone in his old hood or place he grow up in. i dont think so because he all talk, like to talk down to people of color or black people, yes i no he look black but he not black, he a man who forgot about ware he can from.South central los angeles.

Simon   April 30th, 2009 1:41 am ET

A++ The president has substance, He has logic, he is a voice of reason, he can multitask, He LISTENS, He is willing to try different means to any given end, He is quick, he is transparent. He does not push his agenda with dogmatic fear mongering tricks.
and he's got mad style!
Oh He is also very human thus incapable of being perfect and void of the ability to please everyone!

Jennifer Leigh Neufeld   April 30th, 2009 1:50 am ET

My grade for Obama is an A+. He has restored America's star in the real world. He has lightened the enormous cares of the American people and the huge debt and recovery of the markets despite the money grubbing financial system and the opportunistic felons that created it.. He has brought charisma back to the Oval Office and we delight in the openness and candour that he brings to everyday Americans every day it seems.

As a Canadian, I prognosticcated his accendency long before the political pundits grabbed hold. He has quintessentially brought the hope of Bobby Kennedy back to the American people and to those of us who sit on the sidelines as family. If nothing else, he desserves and A. That and the fact that the American press has become so enamoured of him that it has anilhilated Bush and Co and we never hear a peep. Crawford is more than welcome to him. Thanks President Obama. As for the submition in the news that stress has caused Obama to go grey. Perhaps it is simply that he thought the graying would give him more gravitas and he merely stopped using hi Grecian formula....

kammyNJ   April 30th, 2009 1:53 am ET

Larry,your guess in rating OBAMA is as good as mine,all of us know that the young man is really trying,just 100days in office.Is it because he is from democrat that republicans cannot allow him breath,its too early to criticize such a wonderful step forward he has made so far,what most leaders could not achieve in a whole 8years but this guy has judiciously used less than 100 days out of 1360 days left to rule.In fact,i am giving Obama A" (A -double prime).He is doing good,need to be supported and cheered to victory rather than criticizing nonconstructive.Obama go on,we are behind you.

lamont   April 30th, 2009 1:55 am ET

I give him a A. Obama is great because he is running this country like a he should. The banks have raped the american people for so long and now it's retribution. Think about it people, the economy will bounce back which means a return on our investment in saving the banks which also saves jobs. Banks are successful because th
ey take our money to lend and gain interest. Sounds like a way to help pay off the deficit. It's better than blood for oil.

MaryEllen Benvenuto-Rendine   April 30th, 2009 3:52 am ET

As an astrologer, I predict that the main focus over the upcoming 60 days for Obama will be the mortgage/real estate cancer threatening the future of this country. He stands as a guidepost and reminder that "as you sow, so shall you reap..." and it's payback time. Work and health concerns for the electorate weigh on his mind and he will begin to resolve these probems before 2012.

Musa Leigh   April 30th, 2009 5:25 am ET

President Obama is working hard to lead the world in a better future, But people should not expect him to do all the changes only in 100 days he cannot finish it even in two years, because when we took over everything in the united state was down so he started from the scrach. We should all stand together and work with mr Obama for a brighter future in our world.I am supporting Obama's work with all my heart.

harinder   April 30th, 2009 5:28 am ET

obama did very well on his 100 days in office.he is better than george bush, the world dont change in a blink of an eye give him ur full support ,its take time u cant rush him.I believe he will bring the US economy back to its glory.

Tamara Goertz   April 30th, 2009 5:49 am ET

Hats off to President Obama. He has endless energy and works tirelessly. That's obvious. He is extraordinarily intellegent and does not tow the line on issues; instead he thinks progressively, proactively rather than reactively. In my opinion he is an unbelievably fantastic president. I am an American living in Canada, and yes, I did vote for President Obama. Everything he has done so far is a blessing for the country. The world loves him, and as long as he is in power the US has no outside threat to fear.
I will offer one tip, as a freelance journalist who has been to Palestine and covered the second intifada and the current Gaza conflict. Please help the Palestinian people. They are starving behind the green-line wall. Helping them will please the Middle East above all else.
Tamara Goertz

Scott Weller   April 30th, 2009 6:00 am ET

Why don't you have a show on the real Health Care in Canada, England, France,ect. Show the truth about their government run services & how good they really are. Our system Ranks 37th in the world. Bankrupts people, is an unfare burden on companies, & we shouldtake care of every person weather you have money or not. Weather you work for the government & have it paid in full by the taxpayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K.Robinson   April 30th, 2009 6:10 am ET

I would give Obama A+ Phi Beta Kappa Magna Cum Laude. I'm an American who lives overseas and for the for first time I'm not ashamed to be an American.

The stimulus was something even George Bush thought we needed. It's all well and good to say "we shouldn't be spending so much", but the overwhelming wisdom was that we- and all other countries that had the wherewithal which have also implemented massive stimulus plans- had no choice. It can't be expected to work in a couple of months. People need to get over their MTV-era, gnat-like attention spans and give these measures a chance- it took a long time to get into this mess.

I'm 54 and this is the first time I have felt downright exhilarated by our leadership.

Sharon C   April 30th, 2009 6:44 am ET

I would give the President a healthy B, only because it is early.
He has been very decisive and I am especially impressed with his people skills. I believe that is very important because in his role, it really gets down to dealing with people.
Our President has a lot to do and a lot to think about. He has a personal investment in every decision he makes. He is very intelligent so I am trusting in his decisions.

Aynes54   April 30th, 2009 7:13 am ET

I give the President a D-. Larry, please ask this question again this time next year. I believe all those A+'s will have changed...Get your wallets and purses out people...get ready to hand over the money and be patriotic! I give him an A+++ for spending our money!

Carroll Nace   April 30th, 2009 7:23 am ET

I think it is way too early to grade the President! Nobody in there right mind can take care of all of the problems left by past presidents! People are just to "JUDGE" THE NEW PRESIDENT. I am appolled at alot of the comments so far!



Ronald Baro   April 30th, 2009 9:44 am ET

He gets an A, although it's not all his fault and now he's being blamed etc.. you all know how it is. He inherited things that the previous one damaged trying to reverse what Bill Clinton did. After Bill Clinton? the Psuedo President that didn't belong there? damaged everything. Now look what Barrack Obama inherited. Now the man needs to be allowed a chance to see if he can fix things. Our country now needs much damage control. He's just been in there 100 days give the man a chance. He has approximately another three or four thousand more days to go let's see how he fares. Let's help him out. That goes for the Media and the other party (Republicans). We have to all fix this together.

Deborah   April 30th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

I agree with Ronald. This is our country and we much all do our part as much as we possibly can. There is so much happening at this time. As the President's plate is full , so are ours. Let's start coming up with solutions that will assist our Country to getting back to where it was. There is so much we can do through our children, churches, communities, schools and our work places. Yes, he did walk into a mess that was created in 8 years. It is impossible to clean it up in100 days. Let's keep our Country and President Obama in our prayers and pray that the decisions he is making betters our Country in everyway possible. If he fails, we all fail in a sense. Look at what is happening now. I know it has affected all of us in one way or another.

I have changed the way I do a lot of things in my life and my way of thinking. The economy has hit me very hard just when I was overcoming other things in my life. I am a fighter and a strong believer in God. I am praying for our Leader and that he is successful in all his decision making.

debra martin   April 30th, 2009 12:04 pm ET

i think that with everything that is going on in this world, president obama is doing a wonderful job as president. and his wife as well is just remarkably supporting. he cannot perform miracles and change things in a 100 days, its going to take alot of time. he has inspired people all over the world to have hope that there will be a better tomorrow. i am glad that he is president of the united states. i am glad that he is my president. debra martin marksville, louisiana

Pietro Sirianni   April 30th, 2009 12:22 pm ET


-My few stocks have soared.
-I feel safer now.
-We are less hated throughout the world which makes us stronger.
-We are no longer looked at as a joke, which makes us stronger.
-I'm hopeful that I may actually be able to afford quality health care.
-My taxes have not gone up.
-There is a hope that a sense of community and culture may return to our country.

Woody Howerton   April 30th, 2009 1:50 pm ET

President Obama is a refreshing, determined, likable, intelligent, promising young President. It's not his words that count. It is his works and effective action for the benefit of the American tax payer that will be judged in the long run. On a scale of 10....I give him a 7 for his first 100 days. Question is, where is all the money coming from to accomplish his promises ? Educated guess....the American taxpayers for generations to come. Now it's a wait and see what the future holds.

rose   April 30th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

I'm not happy with several things the President is doing at this time. First of all, I am extremely upset that he does not give any type of recognition to Ford for their ability to withstand the rigors of this horrible economy. They should be given the same amount of advertising from the President as he has been giving to the other auto companies. I get so sick when I hear him tell people to by GM or Chevy when he should be treating them all equal. Just like we should be treated equal. I don't like his take on the torture issues. I don't feel our business should be put out there for other countries to see. In talking to all my military friends and my veteran father, they say the same. I think President Obama should have closed the borders for this H1N1. He said the horses were already out of the barn. But why not confine those you do have out and not continue to expand the problem for goodness sake. And lastly, I am so opposed to all the bail outs of the mortgage, banks and auto companies. I do not like the fact that our government is now selling cars...but then again, car salesmen and politicians....may be one in the same.

Leonie Green   April 30th, 2009 5:10 pm ET

A++ of course! Don't you know... He's perfect! (I loooove him).

amb   April 30th, 2009 6:06 pm ET

Pres Obama cannot cure all the ills created by the Democrats Barney Frank, Reid, Pelosi, etal. It's not Bush's doing that has created all these problems. It was the Dems handling of the mortgages, then foreclosures, gas prices, and it totally boomeranged from there. They just don't want to take the blame – and Obama is working hard at getting us deeper into debt, still can't speak off the cuff – only with his teleprompter – so how can we grade him? He's out there trying to do it all at one time and not accomplishing a thing.

Margaret Bradley   April 30th, 2009 6:09 pm ET

I give President Obama an A+ . Larry, having Larry Elder critique Pres. Obama is equivalent to having Rush Limbaugh critique the President.

reggie   April 30th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Qoute: "still can’t speak off the cuff – only with his teleprompter – so how can we grade him? He’s out there trying to do it all at one time and not accomplishing a thing."

What do you suggest? put the two war on hold?, or how about the failing economy or maybe we can deal with the foreclosure crisis and the loss of 6 million jobs in the year 2011. If he does not deal with all these major issues it will be said he can't handle the job for lack of keeping up.

Romy Beeck   May 1st, 2009 12:39 am ET

He is the hardest working president that i ever saw. A- is my grade.

Alice   May 1st, 2009 7:41 am ET

with so much on his plate, he is doing one hellofajob.

maria bercovitz   May 1st, 2009 2:15 pm ET

\I think Mr Obama is over stressing hinself ..... He is doing OK
He needed to prove that he would do good things in a short
time and he is running for it.... I just hope that the entusiasom
continue for his ,a least first term
Please every one stop compering Michel Obama with Mrs
Jaquelin Kenney That is a real insult to Mrs Kennedy. Michele
is fine but can't compare to Jakie Kenedy That horrible blak and
red inaguration dress was an aborration of good taste and it
certainly was a sore to the eye
Please stop doing that

maria bercovitz   May 1st, 2009 4:10 pm ET

I am a democrate since 1963 but I am no sure about what is going on in the no so now White House
No dout things are much better that the last 8 years have been but
America stil barroing money fron other Countries........I think that
Obama cover hinself (or try ) but advising that it will take a "long"
time before we are out of the "hole" Smart he is no dout..............
And goin back to his wife Michel. some one please tell her to cover
her arms when business dresing up it realy locks very taky and
unsofisticate to show the arms that some people thing that are
so great

lostemperor   May 5th, 2009 3:19 am ET

After the disasterous Bush years, after a historical election and now also with a historical huge economic budget, President Obama, whom many have high hopes, in his first 100 days, is at 62 % approval rating. For what that is worth because ironically that was also exactly President W. Bush' approval after his first 100 days (and 74% according to a CNN/USA today gallup poll then, said Bush had a vision for his presidency)! Bush who was barely elected and few had high hopes for. The difference then, those approving weren't almost all democrats 🙂
Sincerly, Patrick
Still rooting for Obama

maria bercovitz   May 5th, 2009 1:51 pm ET

Well..... He is OK......Lets wait to see what are the" good changes"
before the year is over!!!!!!!!!!!! I can start byr telling you that my
car registration just when up $32 dollars since last year... and
then what else?????? Obama said that thing will get words
before they get better...??? !!! How much words????
I don't know. This is not good .............But perhaps a diferent New
president could be words
What is going on with this wounderfull Country..............Welll ......
The Country is great but some of the people in it are not so very
great for the Country
yours truly

Louise Martinez   May 25th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

I would give him an F. This is because he seems to have chosen people who have no idea how the common man lives. My main concern has been on Public Transit and gas prices. They do not seem to understand that millions of people have no Public Transit yet one of his "chosen" talks of raising our gas prices to the level of gas in Europe. That means many people, some my family members will clear about $5.00 per day. They suggest buying a hybrid. I'm sure they won't get financed on a salary like that. Now what this suggest is many will have to stop working due to gas prices. If they do not get in touch with the average citizen living in our many rural communities, people will have to make an appointment just to stand in line to get welfare. This is not far fetched. A lot of my own family members in the South work for miminum wage. Gas being raised to around $9.00 dollars a gallon in an old beater (it's all they can afford) driving in from a sparsely populated area, well you do the math.
Did his whole administrations grow up in and never leave large cities? They sure all sound like it with some of their ideas. I challenge them to start at the Ark./La line, drive to Delhi La, on through Winnsboro down to Ferriday on across to Natchez down the back roads and towns, Sibley, on down to Baton Rouge. Please count the people then the public transit and see how many peoples lives they will destroy and you will understand how he got that F. I'm sure you guys won't care about our cause but at least I got it off my chest. When you all support all those people that have to resort to welfare, you will care then.

Thank You
Louise Martinez

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