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April 29th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

We Listen!

With President Obama’s first 100 days in office now complete, the majority of American Morning viewers graded him with positive marks. Some were more cautious, noting that “the changes he makes are exactly what we voted him to do.”

  • John: I like Obama's priorities, especially his priorities on making the US less dependent on foreign oil and fossil fuels. I don't like his financial crew which seems to be among the Wall Street idiots who created our current financial crisis. I think he is too afraid of proposing the big tax hikes that will be necessary to get US finances in order, and it is the President's job to take the lead on this. Democrats in Congress won't do it because they got burned for doing so in 1993. It is Obama who must take on those who complain about deficits and debt and give them a moment of truth by proposing tax hikes sufficient to put the US back on the track to paying down the national debt. Cutting deficits and paying down the debt would do wonders for domestic net business investment and the job market. I despise the Republican version of fiscal responsibility, which is synonymous with being stingy and only interested in the wellbeing of the very rich.
  • Pebbleshart: President Obama's first 100 days has a 76% approval rating from me. The changes he makes are exactly what we voted him to do. I am proud of how he is dealing with the unethical behavior and selfishness of Wall Street and those who feel they are worth millions and they are not. The President is right when he is working to create friendship with the world and help solve challenges throughout the world. America has to set the example for the world to follow and no one should be above the law when it comes to torture and inhuman treatment. Thank you, Mr. President, keep up your good work! I trust you to lead us into the future!

Grade the president and tell us why you believe he deserves the grade you give him. What has the president completed that has directly affected you and how? What has disappointed you about his first 100 days? What do you hope to see him achieve in the next year? In the next four years?

Some viewers were displeased by the Republican comments on Mr. Obama’s first 100 days.

  • Richard: Someone who was thoroughly REJECTED in his bid for the presidency should not be commenting on the one who WAS ELECTED.
  • Carl: Why do you let people who have an axe to grind, vent their comments, about our President? To make statements without foundation is irresponsible.

Tell us your thoughts. How do you feel about letting those who oppose the president to express their opinion? Do you believe it’s appropriate for former candidates to weigh in on the current president’s progress? What would you like to hear from the Republicans and independents?

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  1. Lewis Adams

    Some would like to know Helen Thomas' take on the President's News Conference.


    Lewis Adams (Beaufort, South Carolina)

    April 30, 2009 at 6:29 am |