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April 30th, 2009
11:20 AM ET

Fun with Numbers – Obama's 100 day marker

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: “ takes a while to settle into a new job...let alone the presidency. A person should be judged by the body of their entire 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?

Filed under: Politics
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  1. Fred Robinson

    Hi Christine:

    A time period of 100 days is only a marker. However, if the President's start is any indication, then a great administration is underway. Change has come.

    Suzanne's hair looks great.


    April 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm |