So is the "100 days" mark for measuring the president a media-made Hallmark holiday? Or a valuable tool for sizing up a new leader? Here’s what you told me. (These are viewer responses from iReport, Facebook and Twitter. It’s unscientific, I know, but some of you are just so darn clever I wanted to share.)
Luis spoke for the majority, who said the media makes too much of it. “100 days = less than 7% of a 4-year term. Would you like to get graded on 7% of your work?”
From Chris: “Anyone who thinks you can size up a new President's performance in 100 days simply does not understand how the wheels of our government turn.”
From Azeem: “Media-hype...it takes a while to settle into a new job...let alone the presidency. A person should be judged by the body of their entire work...at least that's what I hope for myself!”
From Bill: “Its like Pre Season NCAA football polls.... the end never is what the beginning predicts.”
From Carlos A.: “Media hype definitely...first 365 days would be more valuable...I still love watching it though.”
Amy disagrees: “I think it's useful as a broad gauge of how similar or different policy will be for the next four years.”
What do you think of the 100 day mark?