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April 27th, 2009
04:00 PM ET

What about Pres. Obama's second 100 days?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The consensus is that President Obama's first 100 days in office have been very successful. But the outlook for the next 100 days may not be nearly as rosy. The president's first three months in office focused, among other things, on the economy, reaching out to world leaders and winding down operations in Iraq while ramping them up in Afghanistan.

But despite job approval ratings of about 65 percent - not exactly chopped liver - there is criticism. Conservatives say President Obama hasn't worked for real bipartisanship, while some Democrats are worried about bailouts of big financial institutions and car companies as well as with his plan to increase troop levels in Afghanistan.

CNN's John King points to three things that could trip up the president in the days to come: First, he's perceived as a liberal, which is often a liability in U.S. politics. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans think Mr. Obama is trying to do too much at once; and if there are major setbacks, the risk is voters will question his leadership and governing skills.

In the next 100 days - look for some new issues to take center stage, including the president's push for health care reform along with energy and environmental proposals. It's yet to be seen if the American public will back Mr. Obama's push for more government intervention in these areas. But if the current poll numbers are any indication, Mr. Obama's honeymoon is far from being over.

Here’s my question to you: How are President Obama's second 100 days likely to be different from the first?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Gia from Los Angeles writes:
The actions that President Obama has taken in his first 100 days will begin to show fruit during his second 100 days, allowing him to tackle more. But expect continued (if not amped up) criticism from the right in an effort to negate the perception of the incredible advances being made.

Dee from Florida writes:
I'd say that all depends on several things: 1) Whether he is able to fill the rest of his jobs with taxpayers (I mean, people who have actually PAID their taxes). 2) Whether any of those corporations or banks that have been bailed out actually start paying back some of OUR money. 3) Whether the Taliban gains control of the nuclear arsenal in Pakistan. 4) And most important to me, whether my husband, after being unemployed for nearly a year, GETS A JOB!

David from Tampa, Florida writes:
On the international side of things, Pakistan and China will become more prominent. South America will start getting deserved attention. International economic as well as domestic economic issues will dog the administration. How to turn our economy around without breaking the bank will continue to be the central concern at home. Republicans will entrench as the "loyal opposition" and if there is any bipartisanship left it will completely gone in the next 100 days.

Dave from Arizona writes:
I would expect things to slow down as the energy of his arrival gives way to "politics as usual." Though he's shown a remarkable ability to cut through that, its heavy hand will weigh down on him more.

Michael from Portland, Oregon writes:
I don't think he will be smiling as much. I don't think the Republicans are going to lie down and die either.

Ali from North Dakota writes:
Jack, Exhale. This country is so impatient. While there is a lot that needs tending to, each has its time and place. Pres. Obama is doing just fine, and I really wish the media would go fishing or something. RELAX!!! We're in very capable hands.


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soundoff (261 Responses)
  1. Terry from North Carolina

    Jack
    As long as he can keep Hillary out of the country the second hundred days should be OK.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  2. Diane, Barneveld, NY

    I hope it isn't much different because he has done quite a bit in his short time so far. The one thing I would like to see, that would make a big difference, is for the Republicans to stop being obstructionists and really work with the President for a change, but I'm afraid the Republicans just don't get it.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  3. don (in naples, florida)

    DEBT, DEBT, DEBT.. and the same old political slanting as always. Obama has merely continued with the traditions of old.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  4. Willow, Iowa

    When you recall all of the problems and difficulties Pres. Obama inherited when he took office, I think he's doing remarkably well trying to get everything organized and taken care of. I hope the second 100 days see him getting more organized, getting all the duckies in a row for health care reform, clean energy, and helping the American people get through this recession. Some of the things he's doing won't be active and working for months or years, we need to be patient and hopeful.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  5. kishen c.rao

    He is doing excellent....you can see....Economy is easing...he needs to fix health care....insurence companies are robbing....the nation....I think we need more PAs (Physician Assistants) and NPs in rural area practice to cut the costs....these PAs are the excellent doctors...

    April 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm |
  6. Dennis North Carolina

    alot more to be done.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  7. Dan from Alliance, OH

    We hope the actions he put into motion will begin to show results in the second 100 days.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  8. Boz in Boston

    Obama accomplished so much in his first 100 days I can barely keep up with him. You would think the guy has to slow down at some point. But my guess is he'll just keep amazing us all with his determination and focus. And with the Party of No having nothing new to offer, I don't see anyone stopping him any time soon.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm |
  9. zbigniewmazurak

    The next 100 days are likely to be just as disastrous as the first one hundred days.

    In the first hundred days of this presidency, we've seen America humiliated by her enemies time after time. North Korea is launching ICBMs capable of hitting Alaska, yet Obama is sabotaging missile defense. China and Russia are ramping up military spending by double digits – Obama is cutting it and sabotaging the military. Russia is preparing for a second war with Georgia (to control the pipelines in the Caucasian republic), yet Obama is denying Georgia the protective shield of NATO (together with his French and German pals).

    At home, the US economy continues to go into the doldrums, and Obama has proposed the largest single budgetary deficit in American history – $1.85 trillion – larger than President Bush's 3 last deficits combined. The tax code now numbers 70,000 pages, and unemployment is rising.

    Miami, FL

    April 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  10. Joan B

    The 2nd 100 days won't be any different with the exception of Obama's approval rating will go to 30-35%.
    He's too inexperienced and hopefully by end of 2010 we can have some people in Congress who will stop him from spending us into hades !
    Joan B
    WI

    April 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  11. Ron in Ohio

    It will continue as the first 100. He will continue to fight for the citizens and to heal our image in the world. Of course, he will continue to do this without the Republicans, who as always, do what they are told and think with a group mind. They are more concerned about loss of power rather than serving the country. In any event, the President knew how it would be, and he will continue to chip away at economy revival, job creation, the environment, health care and our international strength. It would be nice if there were a few true Republican statesmen and women to assist, but he is capable without them.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  12. Chris Nielsen

    Seems like a pretty stable guy with a clear head and steady hand at the wheel. He has surrounded himself by other smart competent folks. I would think they will stay on course and roll with the punches. So far I am impressed.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm |
  13. Greg, Ontario

    It's like any other Job Jack. The more you do it the better you get at it and no, Mr. Bush doesn't count. It's bound to be different because he has stopped the economic bleeding and repaired much of the damage done to the American reputation. Now things should really start to move but in the end it's up to the everyday American and the media.

    April 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  14. Gary Journeay

    Jack,
    The second 100 days will be more of the same. Trying to help the people in the USA recover from the last 8 years, where the Republicans drove the car (economy AND internation affairs) in the ditch THEN tried to put the fire out with gasoline. Obama is the best thing to happen to the USA for decades.
    Mark these words, the people in the US better be ready to pay higher taxes in 2011 to pay down the trillions you owe. You need a small federal sales tax, 3 percent or so, small enough that no one will feel any real pain and big enough to pay down the debt. Good luck!!. (Im canadian)

    Gary

    April 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  15. Brad Mahoney

    Thanks to the Republicans pulling the Flu Pandemic Preparedness out of the stimulus bill, the President will likely again have to rebuild sane policy in the midst of a crisis created by the Party Of 'No." It would be funny if it weren't so incredibly sad.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  16. Kevin, Punxsutawney

    I'm sure that the "No's" from the frightened GOP will become louder and more frequent. Geez, they sure look ugly with all that nay-saying.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  17. Ray in Nashville

    The next 100 days will be a lot like the first 100 days, the president will be scrambling to undo the mess that 28 years of republican economic policies have gotten us into.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  18. Tom, Avon, Me, The Heart of Democracy

    The economy will go from its nose dive into a leveling off toward the end of the next hundred days. Programs to put the unemployed back to work in green jobs will start to become visible.

    In the final part of his first year America will begin going back to work.. The First Lady will make fresh salads. The First Dog will hire a track coach to keep up with the President.

    The First Kids will become Quakers and lobby for peace in the Mid-East.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm |
  19. David of Alexandria VA

    I expect that, as the econmy recovers, we will get some clarity regarding the true cost of some of his proposals, particulalry healthcare, taxation of small businesses, and energy. We also should start to see (or quesiton why we're not seeing) his position on immigration and border securtity more clearly.

    We have been reeling with the economy like a prize fighter trapped in the corner. We've been reveling in a non-Bush white house. We've also been numbed to the idea of spending a gew trillion more than we have every year for the next 10 years.

    The next 100 days should resound with cries of "You mean he's going to what? and its going to cost how much? and the govenrment's going to control my life how?"

    Should be fun.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm |
  20. john .... marlton, nj

    This morning Obama allowed a photo opp over NYC. The photo shoot involved Obama's 747 being followed (chased) by a military jet as it buzzed (few very low) the statue of liberty and lower manhattan... buildings were evacuated, people scared and generally it reincarnated the 9-11 fear.....

    Allowing this to happen was incredibly poor judgement .... consistent with almost every Obama decision in his first 100 days and likely the same poor judgement he will use in the next 100 or 1000 days.

    He must resign immediately !!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm |
  21. Lisa in Ga.

    Jack, his first 100 days ,second hundred days.. is all gonna be the same. Because the economy is going to remain the same ( at least for now), republicans will still fight him tooth and nail, and you will be asking this same question again about his third 100 days.... shame on you..... you already know the answer jack.... come on.. need another vacation?

    April 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm |
  22. BRUCE, ST PAUL, MN

    President Obama will stop trying to make nice with the surly Republicans, and admit that bipartisanship is overrated. Then he will start twisting the arms of conservative Dems to get things done. Healthcare legislation will be the big accomplishment. I worry that he will try to do it without hurting the insurance industry, and we'll end up with a half-way system that will have to be replaced in a few years anyway. Regardless, any type of system will beat what we've got and will be done over the Republicans' dead bodies.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm |
  23. Tommy Thomas in Abilene Tx.

    As you said-health care,energy, and the environment will be the focus.My question to the American people:how else will these critical problems be solved without government intervention?

    April 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm |
  24. Sandra from Texas

    I don't think they will be any different. The Republican Party of Nope will still be there and obstructing. He will just have to deal with that. Nothing changes.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  25. Tom from Philly

    well even republicans have constituents freakin bout healthcare, bi partisanism mabey? republican opposition.. same stuff different day

    April 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  26. doug cowick

    the news frenzy about President Obamas 1st 100 days seems
    snobbish and aragant of the news media.

    Could this be called "The Audacity of Hipe?"

    April 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm |
  27. Terry Washington State

    If he continues to push forward, I can only hope that he includes health care reform. We all hear the horror stories. If we're covered, it's so easy to say, don't change what I already have.

    Can any american say, if they saw someone ill, they wouldn't want to help them? If we fell ill in Europe, we'd be attended to by them. We do not help our own here. Yes, we do.. at an extremely high cost. ER room visits cost more than an office visit.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  28. Kim in Dodge City, KS

    First off, actual bipartisanship is a myth in the halls of Congress, and anybody that thinks these people would work together for the good of the nation is not in touch with reality. His second 100 days will be the same as the first 100 days, as will be the last 100 days. Republicans will never put their country in front of their party, they don't posess that capacity.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  29. Jim

    Jack,

    I expect we'll be seeing more of the calm, confident leadership that has come to characterize this president. The existing issues will continue to evolve and will be joined by some new ones. There will be some more victories and some legislative disappointments. Perhaps pirates or terrorists will test his grip on the role of commander-in-chief. I don't expect any miracle cures or mega-disasters. I expect we will continue our steady, deliberate march toward recovery; economic, diplomatic, and military. I don't see him as taking on too much too fast. He's tackling the issues that need tackling. He inherited a monumental mess
    and he's moving the broom at just the right pace.

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    April 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm |
  30. JD in NH

    The second hundred days should be a little easier than the first. The President has learned very quickly that you cannot have bipartisanship when one side is content to just say "no." He will be justified in passing health care in a way that will not allow the Republicans to filibuster and continue their "no" agenda. And it won't be a moment too soon. Just last week I got some very bad medical news and I'm uninsured.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
  31. Ted, Beaverton,OR

    Presidenty Obama's 2nd hundred days will likely exceed the performance specs of the first 100 days. Things clearly are looking up, barely, but up. He has undertaken many bold moves that GOP members can only nay-say about.
    Things will not be much different for the GOP. If they are lucky they will find a leader for the party who does not engage in snide politics. At the moment their leaders are running a dead heat as to who can score the most "snide" comments. Each one of them in that contest is losing.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  32. Scott

    He certainly cannot spend as much as he did in his first 100 days. Would like to see him quit campaigning and actually get down to the hard work. The second 100 days he needs to take responsibility for the state of the economy, afterall his policies are going to make this recession last longer than necessary.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  33. M from Toronto

    why is this even a question?? beore you had a president who could barely walk and chew gum at the same time and now finally you have a president who multi-tasks and knows how to lead. You're just not used to it!! Enjoy it while you've got it.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  34. Denny from Tacoma, WA

    I really do not anticipate that President Obama's second 100-days will be significantly different than the first 100-days. I just hope that he has the will and fortitude to continue with his visions for our country and not throw up his hands in despair because of our inept Congress; I don't think he will.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  35. Peg

    Jack~

    President Obama's next 100 days will be as full a workload as his first 100 days. So will the rest of his term. How tiring so many seek to criticize a President who is effective at getting things done. Why foist monikers on people? Liberal, conservative, right wing, left wing...enough with gross generalizations! He is doing his job well.
    He shall continue to do his job well. We Americans need to come together as a people and as neighbors and see to it our country stays on a good course. President Barack Obama has begun his first term
    with this attitude; we need to follow suit.

    Peg~Saratoga Springs~NY

    April 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  36. Marie Ontario

    I wouldn't expect anything different from either Obama or Congress as the administration will likely continue to affect the changes the electorate voted for and the Gop will continue to try and either water them down or block them.

    What you see is pretty much what you can expect to get.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  37. Helen Canada

    Hi Jack: I give president Obama A+ He is doing what he has promised,regardless the Rebublican's opinion.If Republicans are not going to smarten up I do not think that they will survive in 2012.
    We Canadian have not been hurt so hard yet but our time will come.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  38. Adam Thousand Oaks, CA

    To be sure how is going to have his challenges, but my "hope" is he strives for true bipartisanship, but given the fact that he is intending to cram healthcare reform down our throats thru the budget reconciliation process (not its intended purpose) I have my doubts. It is inconceivable that one point of view is always right, and right now we are getting a heaping helping of Democratic views/policies. Let's all hope he fulfills his promise to renew bipartisanship in the face of passing such sweeping legislation.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  39. Jenna Wade

    How are President Obama’s second 100 days likely to be different from the first?

    I hope that they are not different. He's moving our nation forward while working WITH other nations vs telling the world "you're either with us or against us"

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    April 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  40. Kevin in Dallas, TX

    In his next 100 days Barack Obama's going to push for a $1.4 trillion legislation package to fix the nation's credit scores. Then he's going to order NASA to begin constructing solar power stations in space using a geosyncronous orbit so that they can beam down the electricity. Then he's going to go over to the middle east and punch Osama Bin Laden in the face. After he's done that, he's going to go to the U.N., hold hands with every one and sing kumbaya.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  41. Jackie in Dallas

    It wouldn't matter to some of his critics WHAT he did, he'll never appeal to them, anyway. As the economy smoothes out some, I think we'll see fewer people criticising him for doing too much, since I think that there will be less to do - from his standpoint - other than soothe public anxiety. (And I do think that is will start smoothing out over the summer.) Of course, he is bound to piss off some supporters along the way and take a hit or two on the popularity index, but I think he'll stay in the strong 50 percentiles, at least. Now that the time for urgent response has passed, I think we'll see him making haste a bit slower!

    April 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  42. Venia PA

    Why is being a liberal – caring about my fellow man, the environment etc. – considered a liability? I am a proud liberal democrat. Also I wonder what those (republicans) so disappointed in President Obama's first 100 days (in which he did more positive than bush did in 8 years) did during the last 8?

    April 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  43. S, Michigan

    The calendar months will be different plus it will be spring and summer and we have the swine flu on top of everything else.
    How am I supposed to know Jack? (sounds like even you the smartest person around doesn't know).

    April 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  44. David in San Diego

    I think the conservative-Republican't voices in opposition will become stronger and, with some inevitable legislative failures (or at least, delays), public opinion will become a little less positive. That's a shame, as he is our best, last hope to rescue the economy, the well-being of the American people, and the safety of the world. I doubt that my opinion of him will change in the second 100 days.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  45. Judy

    Hi Jack,
    I think he will be alright people need to give him a chance you can't solve all the problems in 100 days or 200 days. It does not matter who is President we need to give then a chance to work on what ever going on in the USA. I think President Obama will do just fine all four years.
    Judy
    CA

    April 27, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  46. Dee in sunny (and dry) Florida

    I'd say that all depends on several things:

    1. Whether the swine flu sickens more than 20 people in our country (with a population of 306,302,857, according to the Census population clock).

    2. Whether he is able to fill the rest of his jobs with taxpayers (I mean, people who have actually PAID their taxes)

    3. Whether any of those corporations or banks that have been bailed out actually start paying back some of OUR money.

    4. Whether the Taliban gains control of the nuclear arsenal in Pakistan.

    5. And most important to me, whether my husband, after being unemployed for nearly a year, GETS A JOB!

    April 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  47. Chad from Los Angeles, CA

    I hope he gets more support from the right. They can't be bitter forever can they? I mean it was their president who got us where we are.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  48. Meg from Troy, Ohio

    Jack–
    The president's next three months will be focused on continuing his projects. I suspect he will spend more time in the White House working daily with his staff and the Congress. I hope that he continues to reach out to the Republicans, though I doubt that they will respond because they are so caught up in their web of partisanship. The American people will want to see some results from the programs that have been started in these first three months.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  49. Ramona Las Vegas, Nv

    The Pres. is letting the people know he is not sitting in the office with his feet up, I like to know he is working on several promises. I would like to see more on Health Care and keep on working on middle class issues. Americans, have not seen so much movement in the White House for some time. We need jobs, jobs, and more jobs.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm |
  50. Mode (Portland, OR)

    I don't think he will be smiling as much. I don't think the Republicans are going to lay down and die either.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  51. Melissa

    I honestly don't ssee them as being that much different except that maybe he'll become a little more balanced on his feet and maybe stop trying to kiss the Republicans butt so much because he'll realize that they aren't really interested in working with him to accomplish anything.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  52. OBDAG in Appleton, WI

    I expect President Obama's second 100 days to be more difficult than the first 100. I expect the Republicans to be more negative than ever and will make it more difficult than ever to work toward more bipartisanship between the parties. As most runners know it usually isn't until after the first 10 minutes that you can get into the "zone and go forever. If Obama gets into the "zone during the second 100 days we might really start seeing and feeling the changes sooner at all levels and see the economy start to rebound quicker than expected. I remain optimistic and hope and pray good things are coming down the line for the United States.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm |
  53. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    People have learned lessons from the last eight years of having a President and his administration govern in creating more fears and more shame and a real lack of any new vision for its people in order to better serve and protect all people be it individuals, institutions and corporations for the 21s century! with this new election, The people have faith now in facing any challenges in the next 100 days and the next one and so on since they had to face and survive the last eight years!!! The American people have elected a President that believes in working every single day to create better days ahead while knowing and preparing to face tough decisions and create better foundations that will give people the tools to face all the challenges in education, healthcare and environment which is actually linked to our physical and economic security! This President can govern 100 days at a time knowing that government must always learn from past governments, prepare to govern better in the present time and do so with putting in a place a solid foundation based on principles of a nation of laws, a clear vision for now and for the future for all its people for this century! I guess after the last eight years of Bush, People welcome and are actually prepare to face together with their new President their collective next 100 days challenges...100 days at a time!

    April 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  54. Tony from Torrington

    He will most likely flip flop on more of his statements from the first 100 days. After all, like most liberals, he's a liar.

    And he's letting our great, great grandchildren pay off his irrational spending. And he's making us weaker by releasing top secret memos that kept us safe after 9/11, so that Al Qaeda can learn more about our interrogation efforts, and will most likely attack again without our having been forewarned.

    There Jack, now I won't be disappointed that you don't print this.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  55. Julie in Lake Mary, FL

    Jack, We'll see the respect for his consistency take stronger root in the US and globally. He's on a mission and will continue, seemingly tirelessly – he'll keep on "rockin the free world!"

    April 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  56. Ryan, Galesburg, IL

    As all we've heard from the Republicans during his first 100 is a death rattle, maybe they will finally get out of the way. Obama's first 3 months have been extremely productive despite the GOP's obstructionism, and that was just learning the ropes.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm |
  57. Greg

    Jack you give the guy too much credit, whether it's a 100 days or a 1000 days the guy still an inexperienced fool who talks in circles and who has already bankrupted the future of this country. Start asking real questions Jack.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  58. Lesley L.

    The next hundred days will be more of the same. Obama will spend every waking and non-waking moment cleaning up the mess that was left from the previous administration. He will continue to press forward doing the work of the people while attempting to ignore the petty criticism that is launch at him from the 'Just Say No" GOP. He will continue to show great leadership internationally slowly repairing our reputation abroad. He might face some new challenges, but one thing is for sure. There is NO ONE who would have worked harder at reaching a well thought out solution than President Obama. We can all be thankful that he is our President during such trying times.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm |
  59. Richard - Knoxville TN

    Pres. Obama's second 100 days will probably be simillar to his first - Him trying to move the country out of the economic collapse while the Republicans remain being total Obstructionists - putting their party above country -
    RB Knoxville TN

    April 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm |
  60. Pablo in Tejas

    Jack
    the only thing for sure is that whatever the President tries to do, it won't get any easier. The GOP smear machine seems to be failing so the Republican remnants must fall back on obstruction and delay as a means to prevent further gains by the President and his party. As long as you ink stained wretches of the Fourth Estate do your job, I am convinced the country will be safe and the President's agenda will move forward -glacially maybe- but forward.

    Pablo
    Arlington Texas

    April 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  61. odessa

    i would leave out GOPs in congress until they comes terms for helping our country rather dividing it. i have faith in president obama but i want him to be more aggressive and more progessive on issues that we elected him on.mainstream media is trying make him as a weak and nieve man but he isn't.he needs to keep pressing issues on both members of congress for healthcare,education,engery, and pursing more jobs for all americans.i don't expect him to be perfect but i am willingly to give him a chance to help our country rather being a selfish president.obama can outsmart his critics so he needs to continue on to prove what he really believes in and stand for.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  62. John

    Jack....The next 100 days will be much better because I have an optimistic view of what our President is trying to do and the damage done in the last 8 years won't be fixed in the next 100 days. If liberal leadership is a liability in American poliitics, what has conservative politics been 20 of the last 28 years? Let's ask this same question again after 400 days in office.
    John...
    Pampa, TX

    April 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  63. Bizz, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

    Jack, I personally expect bigger bumps in the road in the next hundred days than we had in the first. I think president Obama has tried to prepare us for just that. There are a lot of hot spots around the world that are only getting hotter that needs to be addressed. With our own economy being compared to the great depression, president Obama and his administration has no choice but to deal with them all at the same time. So there has to be more bumps in the road and ones we are not expecting in the next hundred days. I just hope the republican party will stop holding tea parties and get on board in a bipartisan manner in helping to come up with solutions to help in these matters.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  64. Don (Ottawa)

    I suspect since he is getting things done at lightning speed compared to Bush that the Party of "No" will try harder to divert attention away from Obama's agenda. The only change I can see coming for the next 100 days is that Obama could push for change at a faster pace thus leaving the Republican's in the dust.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  65. Gerry In Toronto

    Of course, the next hundred days will be different because he solved a great deal of the US's problems in the first hundred days.

    In addition, I expect voters will start seeing results of changes he implemented in the first hundred days, so I expect his favorable ratings to rise, not lower, which will make it a bit of a slam dunk to get his energy and health care policies through.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  66. Jeff in Glen Carbon IL

    I can only hope that he does not slow down and I also hope that America and the media stop letting King Rush dictate the talking points for the next hundred days.

    April 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  67. Vinnie Vino

    Jack,

    President Obama's second 100 days will focus on issues which need to be reformed, ie: health care in addition to environmental and energy policies, that are necessary to save the government money and help create millions of private sector jobs in these fields...

    Central Islip, NY

    April 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
  68. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    The action will be non-stop for his first full year at least, probably for the first two years. There is a lot to do and he is smart to try and get as much done as quickly as he can, while his popularity is still high enough to give him leverage.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  69. Larry from Georgetown, Texas

    I only hope that people realize that President Obama has accomplished and set in motion more positive things for all of us in the first 100 days than the previous administration did in 8 years. It took them, the new party of NO ,2,922 days to get us in the mess we're in now and it will only take President Obama and his team a few years to get us on the road of recovery, not just financial but around the world.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  70. Larry, Ohio

    Jack,I don't look for much difference in the 2nd hundred days,except maybe he'll bow down to a couple more Moslem Kings,shake hands and accept insulting gifts from a few more tyrants,listen to foreign leaders insult our country for days instead of just a few hours.Weaken the effectiveness of the CIA even more than he already has,Oh yeah,he could make the deficit ever bigger than the triple play deficit he has already embraced.He could lie even more about toning down pork barrel spending.All in all, though,the dog is actually pretty cool!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  71. Julia from Fayetteville, NC

    I feel we are in the best hands that were available. I have no problems with what he has done so far. I think if I had been in that seat when AIG, etc, etc, etc, were dumped on me, I would have started drinking and see if I couldn't legalize any drug I could find to help me forget what people did to this country. I just sit and watch and know he is smarter than most of the people who put him in this misery and I DON'T MEAN VOTERS. He is doing just fine. Give him time. 100 days is not a fair milestone. Ask us again in a year.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  72. George, Dunedin, Florida

    It is my hope that President Obama keeps working with a positive attitude, stays on the course for change, and keeps going forward carrying the U.S. in the right direction instead of backward as our previous leaders did. It is my prayer that he succeeds in doing the peoples business, for the people, and not just his own cronies.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  73. Arn Vogt

    Jack?

    Second hundred days? Even before Inauguration Day the Liberal Media told us that this President would NOT be measured on his first 100 days. Guess they thought the task before him was so daunting that he might really mess up. Thankfully, that has not happened– but neither has much been truly fixed in the first 100 days. We're starting to deploy more troops to Afghanistan– where Obama said the real danger resides. Yet, it seems that CNN and the other media are reporting worse and worse days in Iraq every week. The next hundred days will be no more telling than the first hundred. Let's look at the next 1,360 days– that will take us up to the end of his first term. Then the voters will decide if it was his first as well as his last term........

    April 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  74. Doug Unsworth

    Presidnt Obama's next 100 days will be marked by persistent pursuit of the root chronic problem of a healthy economy, lack of a base upon which to construct growth, namely health care.

    With this in place and the present excess bureaucracys deleted, there is a foundation in place to develop reasonable benefit programs for struggling businesses and industry and halt personal bankruptcies caused by excessive health care costs.

    President Obama sees this as the starting point of making America healthy going forward. In essence, the beginning of the turn around, in fiscal responsibility.

    Doug Unsworth, Brantford, Ontario Canada

    April 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  75. James in TN

    It will probably get a bit more arousing and some kicking and scratching because even he has been busy on a lot of the top issues. He still has plenty more to get done. If congress thinks he's done asking for funds, they might as well get ready to be there for a while.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  76. Arn Vogt

    Jack?

    Jack,

    Second hundred days? Even before Inauguration Day the Liberal Media told us that this President would NOT be measured on his first 100 days. Guess they thought the task before him was so daunting that he might really mess up. Thankfully, that has not happened– but neither has much been truly fixed in the first 100 days. We’re starting to deploy more troops to Afghanistan– where Obama said the real danger resides. Yet, it seems that CNN and the other media are reporting worse and worse days in Iraq every week. The next hundred days will be no more telling than the first hundred. Let’s look at the next 1,360 days– that will take us up to the end of his first term. Then the voters will decide if it was his first as well as his last term……..
    GREENSBORO, NC

    April 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  77. Mark in OKC

    Maybe he won't travel around the world apologizing for our very existence. That would be a nice start.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  78. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Jack,

    the next 100 days has already started with facing the present i.e. this healthcare situation of the swine flu! Like many others, I'm curious to know when offcials do find out how has this flu started in Mexico (the physical environment) and what makes it that it went from pig to human of a certain age and how long did it took before it did spread from human to human. I'm just glad that people in the healthcare organizations are people that has tremendous amounts of ethics at their core foundation!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  79. Rose in Az

    I think Obama will face more obstacles over the next 100 days. There are an awful lot of programs he wants to impliment and they are all going to cost big bucks. I think excessive spending is going to be a big hurdle for him.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  80. Rolando DePuy

    I give an A for all his efforts, for attacking every problem that the country complains off... It is quite evident that he has the best interest of his people at heart. The only reason he does not give him an
    A+ is because of the Media who wants him to berth the baby before it's time, always rushing, rushing, he is to fast, he is not so fast.. he is doing to many things.. he is not doing enough... and The GOP
    the famous NO party, who prefers to run the country with complains, (not finding solutions) The GOP is the case of an American who marries a Virgin woman from another country, and altough she cooks, she washes, cleans the house, iron his cloths and says YES to everything she is no good for nothing because she has no idea what SEX is
    In other words between the Media's complains and the Impotence of the GOP it's a miracle that the President that does anything.

    And If I know Jack, he will not read this for feat to say the real true that will antagonize half of his gang...

    April 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  81. John from Alabama

    Jack: President Obama has done a great job for the first 100 days. He needs to keep up the pace working on the erconomy, health care, and green energy jobs for Americans for the second 100 days. President Obama has grace under fire, and the leadership of a Kennedy or Lincoln.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  82. Michael H., Albuquerque, NM

    Obama shakes a mans hand in Mexico City, and the man later dies of Swine Flu. We should spend the next hundred days checking on everyone that Obama has shaken hands with to confirm their health.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  83. Gail, Plano Texas

    President Obama's second 100 days will be even better than his first 100. How could it be otherwise?The man is brilliant and is the best President to govern these United States since FDR.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  84. Terry in Hanover County

    The second 100 days will be more annoying because it's clear that the press is going to keep artificially dissecting every block of 100 days between now and 4 years from now, I think President Obama would be better served if he and we all just tuned you guys out. He'll get the job done in whatever time it takes. After all, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush didn't create this mess overnight.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  85. Daniel Indiana

    Unfortunately, I don't think they will be any better for the middle class. Despite that huge, temporary, tax-cut that he managed to get passes for the middle class (What a joke, Right? Maybe, ten dollars a week, if you earn enough to qualify for the top-end tax-cut.) He told the autoworkers that they had to take a fifty percent wage cut in order to save the auto companies. The Republicans have tried for years, at the hopes of the corporations, to undercut the wages of the middle class and Obama did it in one statement. But he is working for the middle class. Right, like the Republicans and the corporations? The only wage cuts demanded were for the middle class, the blue-collar workers. Everyone else can continue receiving their previous wages or even to receive raises, like Congress voted itself. Now that is class warfare that even the Republicans couldn't accomplish. The next 100 days look grim.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  86. The Broker.

    Well what do you have to say: About Canadian/European Free Trade Agreement?

    April 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  87. Katiec Pekin, IL

    I think it will be better, Jack. He is now aware of the fact that whatever he does the republicans will shoot it down, so, he will not have to spend so much time in trying to bring bi-partisanship. He will continue with his transparency and openess with the American people which we applaud. He will work on fulfilling his campaign promises about health care etc, which the American people voted for and support. And, he should have more self confidence with the realization the America people are behind him.
    Also, the daily headlines will change to "the second 100 days" and
    what has he accomplished?

    April 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  88. Lance Schumacher

    Not very much, just add another Trillion bucks to the deficeit, and keep moving so that everyone in the press thinks something is being accomplished. As long as the media supports BHO, the sheep in the population will continue to blindly follow along.
    Ridgecres, Ca

    April 27, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  89. Dave in Arizona

    I would expect things to slow down as the energy of his arrival gives way to "politics as usual." Though he's shown a remarkable ability to cut through that, it's heavy hand will weigh down on him more.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  90. David, Tampa, Fl

    On the international side of things, Pakistan and China will become more prominant. South America will start getting deserved attention. International economic as well as domestic economic issues will dog the administration.

    How to turn our economy around without breaking the bank will continue to be the central concern at home. Republicans will entrench as the "loyal opposition" and if there is any bipartisanship left it will completely gone in the next 100 days. All kinds of businesses will want their share of federal TARP funds but without all those nagging strings like limits on executive pay.

    Hopefully, Obama can navigate around all this and get something positive done in spite of all the bedevilment trying to undo things.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  91. Gia in Los Angeles, CA

    The actions that President Obama has taken in his first 100 days will begin to show fruit during his second 100 days, allowing him to tackle more, but expect continued (if not amped up) criticism from the right in an effort to negate the perception of the incredible advances being made. The next 8 years have to make up for the past 8 years of non-action, and I think Obama is the one to do it!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  92. Heide

    Our very opinionated friend insists that President Obama took an entourage of 46,000 people with him on his recent European trip.
    My question is: could that be true???

    April 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  93. Angela Ashley

    Jack, I don't think that President Obama's second 100 days will be much different than the first have been. He will remain very busy and focused upon many of the same things he is trying to deal with now. It is probably likely that the President will look toward other areas that the American people want to see him work on – such as health care, energy, etc. I think that everyone (including all the media outlets with their reporters, commentators, and political analysts in particular) need to remember that President Obama is a human being as we all are. People need to be patient. Our country is in a MESS with all the things that he has had to come into office to deal with. There will NOT be instantaneous results with the magic wave of a wand. We are looking at years if not a generation or more to completely deal with the complex issues of the economy, the environment, energy management, and all of the other things that have to be looked at. President Obama needs our support – not be bashed and lableled a socialist, a facist, or a left wing liberal. Instead, use the energy that is spent on namecalling and offer the American people some real solutions to our many problems. Perhaps during President Obama's next 100 days in office, the Republicans may decide to really work with him for a change and stop their whining, complaining , and obsessing over being reelected to another term in Congress. Simply saying no and having nothing new to offer to the American people won't work.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  94. Henry, Orlando

    I for one can't wait for the next 100 days. Increased spending, troop level increased, troops remaining in Iraq, lack of actual committment by our allies, treating the political opposition with "my way or the highway" approach, not reading legislation before signing it, using fear as a political sales tool, and so on. So far, President Obama has continued George Bush's policies, except that he's on steriods. I proudly voted twice for Bush, and am glad to see that his policies will continue into his third administration.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:23 pm |
  95. chris

    that's scary jack who knows how much more damage he will do

    April 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  96. Frank from Peterborough

    My guess is the American public won't let Obama sweep the war crimes under the rug for political expediency so the Department of Justice is going to have to go through the motions of a fair trial.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  97. Paula in Albuquerque

    What about them? If he can't discern what a "public health emergency" is...and, cannot see that maintaining the easy accessibility of the Mexican border for the likes of infected illegals, and drug-lords to enter this country, without bar...I don't "wonder" about his second 100 days, at all! I just say that I am glad that I've made my peace with God, and welcome the possibility of joining my dearly-departed husband, "on the other side"!

    The President has either succumbed to the perks, privileges, trappings, and swollen-head of his new office...and, is constitutionally incapable of seeing "DANGER", and it sobvious potential signs; or, the President has the always-fatal flaw of "not seeing the forest for the trees", and should be removed from office for his stellar lack of common-sense, and intellectual competency!

    More illegals mean more potential "hosts" carrying infection. That means BIG TROUBLE, for the nation, and, maybe, the world...

    April 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm |
  98. Lyons-Philadelphia, PA

    President Obama has done an outstanding job even with the Republicans attempt to ruin his first 100 days.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  99. Chris from Buffalo, NY

    Unfortunately for Mr. Obama, what very well may happen during his second 100 days in office is that the American people to see how little he's actually done: will our military be out of Iraq? Will unemployment be back down to the Bush era levels of 5 to 6%? Will the auto industry be back on its feet without the need for taxpayer bailouts? Will the national debt be any smaller than it is now? At some point, Mr. Obama is going to have to answer these questions.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  100. Dr. Sam

    President Obama has done very well so far–and American people agree. He will do well again and again–because he is a very intelligent man, always cool in crisis, level-headed and wise. Lou Dobbs rants daily about all the things Obama has done wrong and gives him no credit for anything even when the polls repeatedly show that Americans see things differently. John King is a master at appearing too clever by half"for, in his dazzling displays, much intellectual dishonesty thrives. One of his recent antics is to go to different communities dredging up angry statements against the President. He ignores almost completely recent scientific polls showing clearly that this President remains very popular in many areas of performance measurement. Survey research methods assure that bias and sampling methods are stated up-front and there is a clear striving for objectivity. In that context, would John King tell us how he chooses his samples and why we should rely on them more than those of research analysts like Bill Schneider? King invites his wife regularly to his show"but he wouldn"t even tell us Dana Bash (a conservative-leaning reporter) is his wife. His use of the recent Washington Post/ABC polls was in the negatives"to tell us that Obama is in the same place as other previous Presidents at this time in his presidency. Hardly any thing said about Obama"s resounding performance approval by the American people! This is not objective journalism but deliberately slanted news.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  101. Jerry - Toronto, Ontario.

    The difference will be that Obama will be 100 days older, nothing more. It took eight years to of GOP stupidity to put the US in this mess and anyone who thinks that one person can solve most of the issues in 200 days needs to get their head examined. It’s time for a reality check and a lot of hard work. The days of instant gratification are over, unless of course you watch Fox News, those good old boys know everything (except what’s happening in the real world).

    April 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  102. Jack Martin

    President Obam's second 100 days will be much like the first 100 with the "just say no" Republicans doing their best to be as silly as usual while their cheerleaders Boehner and McConnel act as if they had nothing to do with their former leaders disastrous policies over the past eight nightmare years.
    Jack in Boynton Beach Fl

    April 27, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  103. Jay in Texas

    One major way that I hope the second 100 days will be different is that President Obama gets around to allowing gays to serve openly in the military. It is way past time that these brave men and women are allowed to be who God made them to be.
    Brownwood, Texas

    April 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  104. erico miami beach

    With all due respect. I truly do not care for anything the Democrats do. We (GOP) are just going to have to ride out the next four years and eventually capitulate on the Democrats' errors to win back the White House.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  105. Marty in Tightwad, MO

    May 1st----Big news will come out about the eviction of 6,000 to 10,000 Katrina familites that are still living in those Formaldehyde FEMA trailers~~~It will be the largest "TENT City" that the US has ever seen. Finally, we will see if he is going to do the "Right" thing about how FEMA handled this or do like Bush ~~sweep it under the carpet or made rules so FEMA didn't have to do 100% buy back. It has been admitted that FEMA did a cover up of the knowledge while they were selling off as many as they could at auctions to RV dealers to resell~~then these RV dealer just went out of business so no Buy back took place.
    Billions and Billions of $$$ were donated by average citizens to Katrina and yet the poor people have Not seen any of the money.
    FEMA refused to do a 100% recall of the trailers back in 2007.
    100% should mean 100% buy back. If the auto companies have to live by the 100% standard then the Gov. should have to also. 90% is not right.
    Let's see how Obama handles this!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  106. Paul Austin, Texas

    Not much if you ask me Jack. He will just keep on going with what he is doing. Something I do not think any of us have been used to for a long time now.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  107. Tom in New Hope, MN

    President Obama will make great strides with the health care and energy policies because he has the majority of Americans behind him. The Republicans will continue trying to find out where they are going, shake the party of "No" moniker, and figure out who their leader is. I will give the Republicans a clue. It is none of the people they have put forward already. You can't change a party by simply playing musical chairs.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm |
  108. Charles Illinois

    President Obama entire 1st term will be a roller coaster with the party of NO not wanting to work with him to clear up the multitude of messes that THEIR party left behind BUT the good thing is this President is a "for the people" President and totally opposite of what President Bush was. He is intelligent, smart, compassionate, articulate, and he cares about the average John & Jane Doe USA who were forgotten Americans for the pass 8 yrs. President Obama will have successes & some defeats, whats important #1 is to get this country out of this recession and get the millions of jobless Americans employed again. I'm not counting the days, I'm just hoping & praying we get out of this economic meltdown & I can become employed again!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  109. Maurice - Two Rivers, WI

    There will be no change for the next 3-3/4 years. Spend, spend spend and set up more spending through politics and power brokering. Jack, you need to keep an eye on this guy as I am old, retired and living on a fixed income which will probably be cut so he can spend it somewhere else.

    Maurice
    Two Rivers, Wisconsin

    April 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  110. Fredrick, AR

    One very important thing I have learnt in life when it comes to critics, is not to listen to their criticism if they are not constructive and aimed at helping you better yourself.. The same people, which includes you and CNN that are complaining about the speed at which the president is running his government, will be the same ones that will complain if he had decide to take his time and do it gradually. I tell you what Jack, why don’t you guys look for something better to spend your resources on instead of wasting your time doing this assessment.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  111. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    Jeez, Jack! Can't he get to his 100th day before asking about his NEXT hundred days?

    April 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm |
  112. Conor in Chicago

    More bad things are going to happen and as a person who is not capable of absorbing all that is going on (no one is) he is going to do something stupid that will tarnish his Presidency. That's my prediction.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  113. Kerry Diehl

    Ohhhh NO!!!!

    You mean to say his term isn't over yet?????

    Goodbye America, we're in really deeeep trouble!!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm |
  114. Diana NJ

    Jack
    I am thrilled at what he has done so far..and very impressed. I did vote for him and was hopeful, but have been taken back that is is accomplishing as much as he has...and look forward to the future.

    My only disappointment has been hearing and watching the party of NO.. they are an imbarrassment to the country.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm |
  115. SHIRLEY-OHIO

    Obama had a lot on his plate when he became president. I think he is doing a good job clearing his plate. For the first 100 days, I think we can say he ate the broccoli. For the next 100 days, maybe he will eat the brussel sprouts (ewe) or take a peice of one.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  116. Mike S., New Orleans

    I hope President Obama's second hundred days are as impressive as his first hundred. This man is obviously dedicated to working hard, day and night, on the problems our country faces.
    The fact that he has taken bold and decisive actions in so many problem areas tells me the next hundred days, and the next three years, will be even better.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm |
  117. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    Can't he just bask in the high approval of his FIRST hundred days before questioning his NEXT hundred days?

    April 27, 2009 at 3:52 pm |
  118. aspenfreepress

    If you liked the first 100 days, then you ain't seen nothin' yet! Sterling Greenwood/Aspen Free Press

    April 27, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  119. Anthony..Swedesboro, NJ

    It 's fortunate for this country that true leadership rises to the top in our most desperate times. Obama, like Washington, Lincoln, FDR and Eisenhower before him, literally holds our future in his hands. Like Betty Davis once said, "hold on, it's going to be a long and bumpy ride". Like any rollercoaster, there are going to be highs and lows. I'm confident that president Obama is at the controls. It will take more than two hundred days to end the ride George W. started us on.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  120. Penny Muleshoe, Texas

    In the next 100 days things may change drastically for Mr. Obama. You have the Taliban just miles away from Pakistan where nuclear weapons are housed and stored. You have GM, who the United States Congress Democrats have poured tax payers dollars by the billions into and looks like it is about to go under. We have AIG another governmental money pit and poor investment who we don't know if they will fail yet or not. The unemployment rate is climbing and the economy is not getting any better. Those are just a few things that will not brighten Mr. Obama's next 100 days.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  121. michael armstrong sr.

    dear jack .if obamas plans don start to pan out then his next 100 days and the next three and ahalf years is going to look like mr. tees haircut alot of missing hair.

    April 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm |
  122. Tareem Warren

    I think President Obama will be fine. His second 100 days won't be any different than the first. If anything I just hope the bitter republicans wake up and support their PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES...

    April 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  123. Robert Torres

    As a "Goldwater" Republican I can say that it's about time we had a President that could walk & chew gum at the same time...It's "Now or Never"...keep it going!!

    Also regarding "Texas" ...in light of the "Swine flu" out break, any time you want to break away from the United States, please feel free!!

    April 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  124. Ken in NC

    I think people will start getting used to having a President that goes to work in the morning and works through the day. The American people will realize that the constant flashing sparks of intelligence in the White House are real. He even told us that he was going to be more open and was going to tell us some of what we wanted to hear and didn’t want to hear and he has done that too.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  125. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    The pace and multitasking will increase. The realities of the Iraq draw down and the consequences to ramping up Afhganistan will readily be apparent. Add to this the economy,healthcare,Pakistan, more unemployment and the unforeseen problems. Here is where his governing skills and staying power will be seen.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  126. ken jefferson city mo

    Jack , no different the republicans will still gripe and the liberals will
    cry when they don't get their way, and talk radio will continue to bring
    more tea parties,and the rest of us will get up everyday and work hard
    to have a basic life.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  127. Ronald Holst

    Jack the more that hits this man the more calm he seems, is it me or have we finely have a true leader of this Nation if the this is true ,only good can come. at least he will not threaten to start shooting every germ .
    Ron Holst
    San Antonio. TX.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  128. JS

    He will continue to try to mend the broken country that was left to him, while being heckled every day by the do nothing republicans.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:05 pm |
  129. Jackie in Dallas

    April 27th, 2009 2:23 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    It wouldn’t matter to some of his critics WHAT he did, he’ll never appeal to them, anyway. As the economy smoothes out some, I think we’ll see fewer people criticising him for doing too much, since I think that there will be less to do — from his standpoint — other than soothe public anxiety. (And I do think that is will start smoothing out over the summer.) Of course, he is bound to piss off some supporters along the way and take a hit or two on the popularity index, but I think he’ll stay in the strong 50 percentiles, at least. Now that the time for urgent response has passed, I think we’ll see him making haste a bit slower!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  130. Tim from Hot Springs, AR

    I think he will focus on health care and energy, which means that he will have a very tough time in the next three months. While he will struggle with major reform in those two areas, continued progress in the economy will keep his approval rating over 50%. I actually expected him to try and exert more control over the auto industry as a means of forcing the energy reform issue, which he hasn't done.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  131. Linda in Arizona

    I wouldn't put any credence in what that paid shill republican tool and cheney promoter john king has to say about the president or anything else. He's completely biased and everything he says is in support of his masters. President Obama's second hundred days will be a continuation of his first hundred days. People who support him will continue to support him. Are these numbers "magic"? God, we are such simpletons.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  132. Ron from Pennsylvania

    I'll bet that based on the Republicans lack of ideas and President Obama's energy and strong ideas, the second 100 days will be better for this administration than the first. When Dick Cheney's buddy, John King, says that 'almost 40%' think the president is doing too much he is admitting that over 60% think the president is on track. No matter how the right wing tries to state it, our president is doing what the American people want him to do.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm |
  133. John, Fort Collins,CO

    I would like to see President Obama spend much of the second hundred days focusing on stabilizing the financial crisis and the auto industry before moving on to additional costly programs such as universal health care. So far, it seems like he is trying to run the 100 yard dash and perform open heart surgery on himself at the same time; he has been pretty amazing.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  134. Barbie from Hollywood, CA

    I think if the President doesn't get respect and broad cooperation from the other side of the aisle, then during his second 100 days he and his Administration will find ways to do whatever they deem BEST for the American people.

    So... that means either the Republicans stop behaving like spoiled children and start offering some well-though-out and realistic ideas on how to enhance America in these troubled times, or they should just go away and pout in silence, while an educated adult leader makes the decisions for all of us.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  135. Markel, Houston, TX

    I honestly don't remember the last time I was this optimistic about the direction our country has taken.

    We had planned to retire next year, but the economy tanked and we had to come up with a new "five-year plan".

    We are truly optimistic about the things Mr. Obama is doing and hopefully we will be able to retire by the end of his second term.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  136. Jason, Koloa, HI

    The second hundred days will probably not include nearly as many vacations as W had. No matter which hundred days of the Obama presidency we decide to take a look at, they are all going to be filled with challenges. Your question Jack, has nothing to do with anything but media perceptions and to the public and the administration it's all pretty meaningless.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  137. Ken in NC

    There are 4 things that can trip up the Obama in the coming days. John King named 3 of them. John King is the 4th. He started out reporting without prejudice towards either candidate. Now he sounds more like a FOX reporter.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  138. John Johnson

    If left to the GOP,many people will die in order for their vote on Health Insurance.
    Just look at the possible lives Susan Collins sold for her vote.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm |
  139. Myles of New York (Upstate)

    Thanks to this lovely pandemic of swine flu, it doesn't really matter does it? We'll all be dead.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  140. Anita from Tennessee

    President Obama's next 100 days will probably be different from his first, but I sincerely hope that he continues to keep pushing his agenda through Congress. As far as his being labeled a liberal, that is just fine with me–much better than being labeled a do-nothing-conservative!! As far as people thinking that President Obama is trying to do too much–they just need to realize that we have a worker at the top. President Obama is young, energetic, has an agenda he wants to accomplish, plus intelligence. We need his energy and enviornment policies passed as well as his health care initiative. This country has ignored these problems all too long and we cannot affored (no matter what the cost) to continue to do so. If we do, the costs later are far going to out way whatever they may be in the next couple years. I am tired of hearing people say we can't afford to fix all of these problems–just look at how many of them we could have fixed with the expense of the Iraq war. We cannot go back, so let's look to the future and try to do better. Some try to be concerned about the expense for grandchildren's future–if we don't spend some money and fix these enormous problems, the grandchildren won't even have a future. What is there to choose?

    April 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  141. zach

    Jack
    I am thrilled at what he has done so far..and very impressed. I did vote for him and was hopeful, but have been taken back that is is accomplishing as much as he has…and look forward to the future.

    My only disappointment has been hearing and watching the party of NO.. they are an imbarrassment to the country.
    finely have a true leader of this Nation if the this is true ,only good can come. at least he will not threaten to start shooting every germ .
    Ron Holst

    April 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  142. Jackie in Dallas

    Anthony in Swedesboro, NJ

    Hate to break it to you, but the quote actually is "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" Sort of messes up your blog, but I'm a stickler for correctness in things like this! Of course, using the allegorical use of night, you can say that it HAS been a bumpy night under the previous administration, but that President Obama is guiding us out of it!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  143. Susan from Twin Falls Idaho

    He may slow down a bit. The first hundred will be over and he has 1361 more days in this term to accomplish his goals. He is obviously a type A personality and along with being young he is capable of chewing gum and riding a bicycle at the same time.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  144. Rich, Kankakee, IL.

    He has done well, even while the Republaicans have done everything that they could do to stop him from helping the American people at every turn!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  145. Anthony P.

    Considering the "first hundred days" is a false notion, and has no meaning, I don't think much will be different. He is doing a great job. We all need to take a breath and let him do what he was elected to do. Save us from George Bush.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  146. Farley In Nebraska

    Jack,
    I think it will still be just has tough. We have a long ways to go before this country and world economys get strong again.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  147. Lee In Minnesota

    The next 100 days will be an extension of the first 100 with even greater success. Whys are conservatives opposed to him solving the problems Bush created? Gee..President Obama did not solve all the problems created in 8 years within the first 100 days. Some of us Jack, like you ans I..understand reality.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  148. Dave (Port Washington, NY)

    Obama will have skyrocketting approval numbers still, and there will be fewer and fewer Republicans, mostly because the moderates will have left the party and the conservatives will be hauled off in straightjackets to the looney farm clutching their teabags and screaming "SOCIALIST!!!"

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  149. Canajun

    Oh, Jack, Puleeeeeze!

    President Obama isn't 'doing too much'. He has staff. You know, people to do the boss's bidding. Employees. You lot sound as though he personally is carrying out all of his programs. Which is pretty sad, really.

    The next 100? Pretty much the same. All the same problems exist and won't be solved real quick. Some things will be underway so he'll likely implement more of his planned policies – and TV talking heads, lacking material, will keep banging the ridiculous 'doing too much drum'.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  150. marcus (seattle)

    trying to be bipartisan with the likes of mcconnell, boehner and cantor ? obama was NOT elected to compromise his agenda with them. he was elected because the citizenry had seen enough results from the republican agenda. by the way, when is john king going to get a job at FoxNews ?

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  151. Mitch

    Jack,
    How can you top the sigh of relief that followed the departure of George Bush!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  152. Jack - Phoenix, Arizona

    Don't look for a different 100 days. Look for the same smart people to continue using every synapse and every talent to build a healthy, well-educated, and prosperous America. Look for a world rediscovering respect for our country.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  153. george

    jack i think it will continue to be an up hill challenge for the president....with little or no help from the other side of the isle.

    and like the first hundred days in office i believe he will continue to have the support he needs to to mend the damage done in large part by the last administration.
    george
    chester,ct.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  154. Mr Dean n Seattle

    If he's as Liberal as everyone says he is you'll see more improvements, since most people don't know what the word liberal means.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  155. Jim from Chicago

    Through his first 100 days, Obama has demonstrated remarkable leadership, guiding us through some the largest challenges we have had to face in our lifetime. Meanwhile, many Republicans in Congress have retreated to their small, mean-spirited and divisive talking points, trying anything to remain relevent. Gladly, Obama's leadership will not fade over time. Hopefully, GOP stupidity will not prove as fade-resistant. We can only hope.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  156. Robert McMillan

    Based on the sever clean up he had too endure before he could attend too the real problem, I beleave he will be able too focus more the economy example jom employment and helping wall street balance itself so that home owners can breath a sigh of comfort

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  157. Mechell

    Amazingly good is how to summarize President Obama's next 100 day Im so Proud to call him President. Restoration is being made worldwide and the source for it is the American President who extends his hand in RESPECT.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  158. Stan Lehto

    Jack I can tell by all you right wing freaks that it is just killing you that he hasn't messed up as you thought in the first 100 days so now you right-wingers (Jack, John King, Lou Dobbs,) are extending it to (2nd 100 days). What are you guys going to say when he doesn't give you any ammunition in the 2nd 100?????? It's just killing you guys isn't it??
    Stan Yelm, Wa

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  159. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Jack, I don't think there will be any difference. He will continue to do what he and his advisers think are the best steps for this country, and the Republican leadership and party, along with the right-wing Conservative talking heads, will continue to criticize the president at every turn.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  160. mlavers

    I think he will do just a bad as he has these first 100 days.
    The boy president is stumbling and waffling on many issues lately. He's too worried about stepping on another countries toes that he's willing to let Americans die. Like from illegal immigrants killing us with drunk driving, gangs, food, or diseases.

    His Socialist agenda to prep us for his New World Order is ruining America as we know it. Next he will write his own Liberal Constitution. If only he was vetted we would see that he's not eligible for that position. He a Kenyan and NOT an American....

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  161. Guddy

    When the Republican don't stop anything, it will be more successfully then the first. But this will not happen with the NO Party. They have to be ashamed for their politic. This is not country first, this is selfish and not patriotic.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm |
  162. Jayson

    Re-post (edited)

    As reported on CNN about 5 minutes before your comment on illegal aliens bringing the swine flu into the US, the NY school students were visiting Mexico and helped bring it here. US citizens helped bring it here.

    I might suggest taking your strong view on border security, and rather than complain, quit your job and go volunteer to patrol the border. That would, in fact, be a little more useful towards meeting your goal than complaining about it on TV.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  163. crispin in this world

    jack i'm affraid this is it. marshall law and the fema microchip (666) tagging and round up.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  164. Maria, Landover Hills, MD

    I think Obama will continue where he started and keep a level head during whatever crisis happens to arise. By the way, when did you become possessed by Lou Dobbs? Illegal Immigrant this, illegal immigrant that...

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  165. Calvin

    The 100 PM (PM=Political Milestone), will yeild fruit on in place programs on Economic Recovery, ala how we live in world with a smaller but smarter car industry, Healthcare debate in congress will be in full roll out, the banking crises will have stablize...and perhaps the stock market will be on slow rise upward. And all through, Obama will continue to grow, lead, and all americans we look back saying. You know what, this guy is pretty good.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  166. Bryan in Colorado

    The next 100 days won't be much different as far as republican leaders go. They will still continue to cry in their beer as usual. However the presidents next 100 days will differ in that he will be taking on the responsibility of health care and other troubles we have in this country. Thanks a lot George.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  167. Terri from Auburn WA.

    I am not sure it will change as far as what we get to hear on the news. Sure other topics will surface that actually might be more important then how well the president is doing in the eyes of the Spin Masters.................but the right media will still be negative about Obama and the left media will still be positive about Obama and somewhere in the middle is the real story we should be hearing. And hopefully I can figure it all out for myself and not be influenced by either side.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
  168. Betty, San Diego, Ca.

    President Obama's second 100 days is likely to progress from the green shoots to the occasional flowering of his well laid plans.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  169. Michael, AL

    I'd say that they would be about what he is still trying to accomplish, except without some in the press trying to judge him on another set of 100 days.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  170. Carole Giampalmi

    From Cape May, NJ.

    Likely to be a bruising fight over health care. Why don't we alter the current GOP crawl on CNN from- Like France, the US should embrace nuclear technology, to- Like France, the US should embrace government-sponsored health care. I guess the GOP likes "old Europe" when it can use something little factoid to support it's causes.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  171. Rick S, Shelton CT

    The Republican't party of 'NO" will become fully shrill in the next 100 days as their frustration with their own failures and their inability to undermine Obama's successes becomes ever more apparent. Obama needs to be ready for this onslaught.

    The righwing GOPs death throws will be good for cable TV's ratings, but bad for America. We NEED bipartisan cooperation during the urrent, short-term crisis and a 2 party system for the long-term!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  172. Ted Lewis

    Jack-

    The next 100 days.

    From a Democrat that was leaning independent, cured of this notion by the republicants and their big stupid mouths:

    The next 100 days will be characterized by more progress by our President. More positive relationship building overseas, more efforts to improve the economy and more sniping from the edges by a gang that can;t seem to understand that they not only lost the last election but were totally repudiated by the results. Watch their behaviour. This is the same gang that supported the voodoo economics of Ronald Reagan and every dumb move of the "W" guy. They will try to paper over and somehow blame 28 years of their greed and right wing religeous insanity on Barack.

    They may fool some but not most of us.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  173. Dodie From Irvine, California

    The GOP deemed funding for pandemic preparation was extravagant in the stimulus package, therefore it was axed and playing a critical role was Senator Susan Collins.

    (( Thank you GOP for your insightful decisions.)) With a potential pandemic pending, the population of this country may be greatly decreased!

    JACK, I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU... WE NEED TO CLOSE OUR BORDERS AND RESTRICT FLIGHTS FROM MEXICO NOW!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  174. monte

    What will John King focus on after these next 100 days ? The next 100 days and then the next 100 days until we reach the 4 yr mark...he should of have given more thought to his Cheney interview weeks ago if he was a true journalist. CNN is becoming very poor when it comes to providing the real news.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  175. J.K.Robbins

    I hope the main difference will be that they won't be the primary focus of this 24 hour news channel. I shudder to think I might soon see "2nd 100 Days" and then "3rd 100 Days" on the bottom of my screen. Bring on more worth-while stories (and no more from Britain's Got Talent, please).

    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  176. Robert from Atlanta

    he is doing GREAT "YALL NEED TO CHILL"
    8 years of a Villiage Idiot and we are all nervous!!!!
    Now we have an intellegent handsome healthy man with a beautiful intellegent wife and two angels for daughters. RELAX!!!!!!
    P.S. The mother inlaw is a Rock and a strong force "we Americans look good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  177. Mark - Montana

    Jack,
    I am a little confused! We finally have a President with vision, energy and talent. Who is implementing the adgenda we elected him on; in the face of the huge problems created by less talented less ambitious and less sightful President(s) and the associated congresses and we are upset about what??

    If 1/4 of what he is attempting works we will be at least two administrations ahead of the last one and in only 100 day!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  178. Maggi Lunde - Chicago

    The next 100 days? More of the same. President Obama will continue to work hard for We the People, trying to get us out the mess we are in on all fronts and reversing the past pattern of ignoring our problems by keeping our heads in the sand. The GOP will continue being the party of NO until they get the message of that 21% approval rating!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  179. Jackie in Dallas

    Yes, we need to close down the easy access from Mexico, but not just because of the swine flu. Yes, we have 40+ cases here in the US, and there are more in Mexico, but there really is no smoking gun as to where it actually started. We've had, in this country, at least four outbreaks of it since 1974, and there is even some speculation that the great flu epidemic in 1917 that killed thousands was a strain of swine flu. The origins of the virus are not really known, but the earliest known identifiable cases were actually in Asia. Blaming Mexico for it is dumb. Diseases know no borders. We are better immunized here, so we shouldn't get many if any deaths from it, while they very well might in Mexico. By the way, climate doesn't play a big part in it's spread.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  180. Susan/Georgia

    Jack, PLZZE The republicans and Mr. King are only wishing SOMETHING would trip up this President. They just can't get their heads around that this President is a leader we should have had for the past eight years. So far every situation since taking office he's shown to be a true leader.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  181. Ralph Nelson

    If President Obama is a Liberal you could have fooled me. This guy is Conservative and that's what the problem is. If he fails it well be because his economic plan is TOO Conservative. All he needs is a flu scare or a war in Pakistan to screw his economic plan up. John King? Is this guy Duddy Doo-right or what? I don't watch him. Ralph, Yakima, Wa.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  182. Liz, NYC

    First, the GOP wouldn't know bipartisanship if it ran over them. Secondly, those who say the President is doing too much shows a lack of intelligence...or maybe they don't "work" for a living since people are expected to multitask everyday...so stop giving that reason creedance as well.
    Thirdly, John King should have said the thing that will trip Pres Obama in his next 100 days will be the same thing he came up against in the first 100 days-the lack of REAL journalism, which was replaced by a bunch of headline grabbers and people who rather concentrate on the tit-for-tat than do REAL investigative work. For example, the REAL journalist would have been the ones all over the Torture issue like they were all over the Pentagon Papers. But now-a-days, we're left with members of the Fourth Estate like Ed Henry, Chuck Todd, John King, David Gregory, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, etc. who fall far short of the Walter Cronkite, Brinkley, etc that we as a nation COUNTED on for our news...no bias, just the facts and valid reporting. RIP Fourth Estate.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  183. Ray Hoke... Raleigh,NC

    The Republicans didn't give him 2 days before attacking his policies but most Americans will give him more than 200 days to straighten out the 8 years of mess that Bush left.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  184. Annie, Atlanta

    I think it will be more of the same; attempting to clean up the disaster the republicans left him. By the way, republicans offer nothing more than those same exact disasterous policies. Isn't that the definition of insanity – keep repeating, expecting a different outcome?

    April 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  185. ange

    He can start by not permitting americans to travel to mexico and vice versa.

    Last evenings cable news showed 2 women bragging that they are not concerned about leaving on their planned trip to Mexico.

    Well, I AM!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  186. JoAnn C in San Diego CA

    Jack, I think he'll think twice about bringing the Republicans into the fold as the "NO" party has already showed it's true colors. Not red, white and blue but murky gray. Lacking spirit, optimisism and hope. President Obama, Forge ahead with your determination to get the job done!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  187. Sara Volk

    Having passed the critical 100 days, the Republicans, having seen the error of their ways, will cease their hazing campagign, put Dick back in an undisclosed location, and will comment thoughtfully and positively on legislation. The congress will pass wise bills for the good of the people of the US. And the Democratic Party will give me a week off from fundraising e-mails offering high party functionaries as door prizes.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  188. Rasmus from El Paso, TX

    The next 100 days are going to be hard for President Obama, especially with the troops being moved to Afghanistan, the financial crisis, getting the car companies back on track as well, and now the swine flu. But until now President Obama has been working hard, he should try and slow down a bit and focus on one problem at a time.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  189. Karl from SF, CA

    Unless those conservatives wake up to the fact that bipartisan means both sides work for a solution, and it’s not just getting everything their way, it’s a dead issue and it’s about time to scrap that idea if attitudes don’t change. As for the rest, Bush didn’t wreck the country on any timed demolition schedule and fixing it requires doing a lot of things at the same time to make them all work or it’s a futile effort. I think he and us are in for a long productive honeymoon.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  190. RanDe

    OMG its only been 100 days!! 100 more days of Obama and America is surely DOOMED!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |
  191. mike, ohio

    Hopefully the President does what he campaigned on. Reforming health care, Weaning us off of foreign oil and doing something about our failing education system despite what the party of NO (the Republicans) says. The Republicans like our health care system the way it is, having our businesses not able to compete with our competition on the global stage because of strapping health care costs and the millions not covered, I am sure they have their health care. They like our energy policy just the way it is, sending money to foreign countries that don’t like us. Our failing graduation rate worse than any civilized country. None of this will be free, but, I do think it is the patriotic thing to pay even more in taxes if necessary to retake our standing in the world as one of the greatest super powers.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  192. ron dougherty

    in the second hundred days
    I can only hope people will get past his smile and charm to see what his policies are doing to our country.

    **30 million illegal aliens become US citizens
    **Cap and trade make energy prices swore
    **Health care that take away any health care you now have .. get in line for a hip replacement
    **Massive deficits for our children to pay back
    **A country less safe

    April 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  193. Ken in NC

    If he takes a 3 or 4 day vacation in his next 100 days you will see him catch more flak from Republicans than W. ever got for all his vacation time. Other than that he will continue to get the same usual opposition from the party of NO. If he does something right, nothing will be said but if he slips, the Republicans will be waiting to slaughter him.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  194. Eric Godfrey

    More Bad decisions and more PORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  195. Jackie in Dallas

    Enrico of Miami,

    I think you meant CAPITALIZE on "mistakes the Democrats make", don't you? CAPITULATE means to surrender and give up....

    April 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  196. Joe from Kent Island, MD

    Well Jack,

    I think he will continue to concentrate on the economy, but will no doubt be pulled off subject by the increasing threat coming from the Taliban in Pakistan.

    Oh to be the police force of the world.

    Joe from Kent Island Maryland

    April 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  197. lilacs

    We now have a president that is doing the job that he was hired to to. I give president Obama an A. He has done more work in 100 days then bush did in his first year. Nice to have asmart leader for a change.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  198. Matthew Cumming Ga

    I think President Obama is asking too much at a time when he needs to do 2 things first focus 100% on the economy , and to get working americans working again , the other programs can wait till he gets this 2 things handled first , this is far more important at this time than the other issues , but i will say this he has done a great job getting things done at a fast pace.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  199. David montoya

    I think president obama is taking "radical" measures in some priority issues that US policy need to take care off,but other issues are avoided because of the importance of each one;internationally,I think he must learn that good perceptions is not enough,he must listen and not blind to the REAL FACTS in foreign policy like the actual with our country,which is ridiculous in some way.this change should be in benefits for both parts,not avoiding responsibilities and "lecturing us" like in the past administrations.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  200. Diego, LA

    Hey Jack, the next 100 days will be much like the first 100...things will be brought forth for approval in Congress, the GOP will say its wrong and the DEMs back the plan. Ultimately, the bill will pass after a few changes made to get the necessary votes. Weird, sounds just like every other Presidential action in the past 200+ years. On another note, I find it amazing that according to you, the Swine flu was caused by Mexicans crossing the border. Somehow they have found the use of transporter devices like in Star Trek because they got to NYC and even the UK mighty quick to start the spread of the virus there as well.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  201. DrFrann in CA

    love my President but he made a big mistake with Geithner's appointment. It's way overdue to take a look at the banks and wall street. What is good for wall street is NOT good for main street.

    I realize the President inherited what he was elected to correct, but what's unraveling and has unraveled needs a wider reach for correction than Geithner has acted on.

    In his next 100 days, we need a 'my bad' and a new official in the treasury. It's time for corrections to occur.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  202. Lynn Jones

    President Obama's next 100 will different if the "so-called liberal" media keeps pounding him... no matter what he does.

    Oh, and I have three questions for you and for John King.

    1) Why is being a liberal perceived as a liability in U.S. politics? Jack, I'm 60 years old and I don't remember "liberal" being a liability before the 1980s. Unfortunately, Conservatives have succeeded in making the word "liberal" a dirty word in the media, and that's disgraceful.

    2) Obama doing too much...?? President Obama is an intelligent man with intelligent people working for him and for us.

    Please, that Republican meme is so lame. I have to wonder... why is John King even asking such a question.

    3) Major setbacks could cause voters to question his leadership and governing skills? How is this any different than any other President of the United States over the last 200 years??

    April 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  203. Mike of Hot Springs.

    No reason for any diff. He will continue to battle for his programs and the Republicans will continue to say no!!!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm |
  204. Mechell

    Mechell April 27th, 2009 4:16 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Amazingly good is how to summarize President Obama’s next 100 day Im so Proud to call him President. Restoration is being made worldwide and the source for it is the American President who extends his hand in RESPECT.
    Mechell
    Burlington, Ontario

    April 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  205. Paul S. Columbia, SC

    The next 100 days puts us all that much closer to Obamas' last 100 days which can't come soon enough. Obama is a one term marionette of the power hungry liberals who are hell bent on breaking America financially, morally and spiritually.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  206. Katiec Pekin, IL

    The next 100 days our President will show more confidence as it is obvious the American people respect and support him. He will continue his transparency and honesty with the us and show
    less inclination to bring about bi-partisanship as the republicans
    have proven that is impossible.
    He will face many hurdles because of the party of no. They chose to
    ignore his popularity and support, wants and needs of our country and continue with their hypocrasy, distortions and party first mentallity, making it extremely hard to make any improvements in all aspects.
    He will continue to work very hard for us and our country, his diplocacy and sincerity.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  207. Tommy Jackson

    Jack,
    All that I'm going to say is that this spending is a mess, he crammed in almost all his big promises into the first 100 days, and the American people basically don't care. Obama may open many doors by throwing the American peoples safely hidden money around, and obtaining large loans from China. Being a Canadian citizen I can really see this from a different standpoint, we aren't in the pit not even half as bad as America.

    London Ontario

    April 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  208. B in NC

    The media and some people have expected him to turn the last 8 years around in a few days. I imagine that will only get more divisive and hateful.

    I personally know how it works when debt accumulates over 8 years – plus interest. It takes more than 8 years to clear it up - unless you're wealthy.

    I think he is doing fine and will continue. I think the media and some nut-jobs shold just shut up.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  209. Ross Ferrot

    I been watchin this guy. He better get off his duff and get tuff with some of these other countries who are jacking the money issues around lest we gonna be workin as slaves in their countries soon. And that ain't just blaques this time...it is all of the colors in this country. This swine flu nonsense is the latest diversionary cop-out that is going down just to take the heat off the real issue and that is money, or better the fact that this country is flat broke or nearly so. This country has beaten the drum fer too long on being fat, lazy, and doing just about anything to substitute for a day's honest work. That time is near an end or we are going to be subservient to a country like North Korea REAL SOON!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  210. Louise in Alabama

    In 1950, the Americans engaged the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea. We find ourselves close to engaging them again. Our CIC may just have to make a decision in the next 100 days. Knowing people who know people who have known people can save a country from economical and military disaster. He does.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  211. Donna Colorado Springs,Co

    I think that the presidents next 100 days will be filled with the same probelems as the first 100 days were. The economy does show small signs of life, but is still in pretty bad shape. It's going to take a very long time to get out of all the messes we find ourselves in right now, and there seems to be more messes popping up every week!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  212. Potter

    With any luck, in the second hundred days he'll get his
    hands out of my pocket, and quit trying to push his carbon
    tax onto the American public. The tax will be huge, and
    my personal pocket is empty.

    Read my lips: no more TAXES.

    Potter
    Morgan County
    Indiana

    April 27, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  213. Ellen A.Ewing

    After eight years of a "do-nothing" presidency (cutting cedar trees on your ranch does not count), President Obama has hit the ground running. He is non-stop pro-United States. Answering the criticism about shaking hands with the enemy...that is a very wise strategy. How else will you know what they are up to? I am proud to have worked in his campaign. He will shine in the next 100 days.

    Thank God we have someone who treats people with diginty and respect and loves our country.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  214. Candy West Virginia

    If the second 100 is like the first this country will be great again! This President is incredible! He has vision, he actually cares about the middle class, the environment and issues that face us all. And for all those complaining, where was your criticism when bush and the repubs were destroying this country??

    April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  215. Cliff

    Since President Obama and his staff have spent the first 100 days
    cleaning up the mess that president Bush and his staff have left... the next 100 days will be much of the same. Hopefully in a year's time
    he would have finished cleaning and moved own to his own
    agenda YES WE CAN with or without the republicans support and since I am a independent I am glad that I can see the truth without being blinded by partisanship

    April 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  216. Will- Charlotte, NC

    It won't be too much different, Jack. Remember we are in a deep recession. Then again, it's known that Americans have a very short attention span, thus spewing way too many 24 hr news programs repeating the same things over and over and over and over again. So we don't forget.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  217. Gigi

    The people have been patience and the second hundred days will need to be used to help the average person on the street or we will see the first and second shoe drop.

    Oregon

    April 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  218. Mari, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Jack,

    No one can predict the future. However, President Obama's first 100 days had him dealing with:

    The Bush Economic disaster...... etc.!

    It will take time to deal with the economy, and for us to see the Recovery! But recover, we will!

    I am hoping that President Obama will handle all crisis present and future with the same intelligence and level-head that he has!

    The GOPers will continue to put their ideology and their Party ahead of their Country and will continue to obstruct, complain, fear-monger, criticize and rant as usual!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  219. KIM, Dodge City

    I think you'll hear more doom and gloom whining from Republicans, since it is their Mantra.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  220. Duop in Colorado

    The next 100 days will be much more important because the president and his team will be on the right speed.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  221. Chad from Los Angeles, CA

    I hope the GOP can stop being such sore losers?

    April 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  222. Richard Williams in Larchmont, NY

    Jack,
    The days of instant gratification are over. Patience is now needed to get things done. Rome was not built in a day. We cannot rebuild this country in 200 days. It will be rebuilt when EVERYONE does their part in getting this country back on its feet.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  223. Jasmine in Germany

    He might need a little more transmission fluid to get into second gear, Jack; the opposition wants the tranny and axles to fail. I don't perceive Obama as a liberal , I perceive him as "normal", intelligent, and having foresight. Does the opposition use "horses and carriages"?. I ask because I perceive them to be behind the times, not to mention they seem to be suffering from Schadenfreude and lack of modesty. Let's hope for less opposition, so that our President can get things done to improve our country, it is long overdue.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  224. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    President Obama will have his 48th birthday as the first black president in the White House during his second 100 days. It will probably look like his inauguaration all over again.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  225. Ross Muleshoe

    This country either has to wake up from the honeymoon that it has been lulled into or we gonna all go down in the next martini.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  226. Kim - Blair, NE

    He's just getting warmed up. The next 100 days will be even better as he refines his approach just a bit. Always, the optimist, I still believe Barack Obama is the best thing to happen to our country in my lifetime.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  227. txkboy San Angelo, TX

    100 days in, and what has improved? Except the constant heckling of the Obamamessia people. We're still in Iraq, we're still in Afghanistan, Iran and N. Korea are still a pain, the economy is still in the toilet, and to top it off, live on national tv, the other night, the President stated he will have to raise taxes on everyone, not just the middle class (I could have sworn in his campaign, he was going to lower taxes). So, I would say the President needs to get his Staff together and found out if everyone has paid their taxes and tell them to quit lying, getting caught at it, and then backtracking.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  228. Mike – Denver, CO

    Ask me again after the honemoon.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  229. Linda in Florida

    Perhaps the GOP will stop being the party of "NO!" They keep complaining that there is no bi-partisanship, yet no matter how many times President Obama tries to include them, they turn up their noses.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  230. jackoff calfliver

    the US of A is on a downward spiral. It will not come out of it.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  231. Cary Clenard

    You say that the conservatives claim that President Obama isn't serious about by partisen-ship.They should be ashamed of themselves.The previous administration firmly believed in the old addage ,"my way or the highway".These same people at that time could not care less what anyone else wanted or said ,because they beleived they were always right.To make this whining of theres even more rediculous ,since Obama assumed office the conservatives have done everything possible to try and torpedoe everything he has tried to accomplish.Shame upon thier heads for not even trying to be what used to be called the loyal opposition. Cary- Sarasota Florida

    April 27, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
  232. lynne from lattimore, nc

    It will be pretty much like the previous 100 days, trying to get a handle on to clean up the messes that went unaddressed and made over the past 35 years. It will be a tough task because this mess won't get cleaned up overnight. And nor will there be any quick fixes. We just got to understand that.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  233. E.J. in Tacoma

    Jack,
    I am very pleased at what I have seen so far with this President, So far he has put an end to the inhumane treatment and banned torture techniques of prisoners and has reversed stem cell research. He has shown great at leadership abilities and swept across Europe with his enthusiasm and his charming wife wowing each country they went to. I only hope that we can continue to support this man we overwhelmingly voted into office. With our help he can achieve monumental goals with his health care plan, energy and environmental policies. He's a rare insightful President and we will never have another like him .
    E.J.in Tacoma

    April 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  234. Mark, Bradenton,FL

    I hope with some money for American hurting and how about jobs? No more money to banks and GM.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  235. COUNCIWILLA GRAY

    I think Mr. Obama's next 100 days will underscrore his demonstrated efficiency in handling and resolving the monumental tasks he has inherited. His williness to "hit the ground running" as he put it, is telling. America is fortunate and blessed to have a leader who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do some real honest work. (Unlike his predecessor who went on a permanent vacation after his first inauguation). Republican Congressmen can learn a lot from Pres. Obama in how to put the needs of the country first, while simultaneously resolving critical issues and extending a hand in harmonious bipartisanship. It is quite refreshing to have a competent and intelligent leader who can travel abroad and not embarrass the country when he opens his mouth. .

    April 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  236. Jack Dempsey

    Jack, The first thing he should do is shine on this idea that he needs the Gop to do anything. We all know where they took the country. Then he needs to get the democratic leadership under control. Then he will be able to accomplish his goals. Jack From Nice, Ca.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  237. CJ Baskel

    Scottsdale,AZ – I am finally sleeping at night with full confidence that we have the best leadership in the White House. I was so impressed with the forums he held including Republicans and lay people not only on health care, but climate change. Everyone is so quick to 'grade Obama ..........I guess they didn't have a chance with Bush as he took so much vacation time after being elected! The next 100 days will continue to be so much more beneficial and productive than we saw in the last 8 yrs.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  238. Buddy, Columbia, Mo..

    I think it depends on what goes on in the world. The last 100 days were impressive and I think the next will be too. I am hopeful.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  239. Richard from Texas

    Jack, before the end of this day, he will be getting so much crap from the screaming meamys on the right about that damned plane, he'll have one more thing on his plate. So, it's One Day At A Time, Jack, not one hundred.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  240. Jude

    Jack,

    This man has done so much good in his first 100 days. If the just say no Repubfunkans, who never mention what they would do for the people, don't get their heads out of the quicksand, this will be a one party country. It's want they wanted anyway, just not the one party being the democratic party.

    Oh, and I meant Repubfunkans. I'm tired of them making up names for the Democractic Party.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  241. Brian - Trinidad

    Sadly,I think you saw the best of Obama in his first 100days.I think his light-weight approach to everything and his supreme overconfidence in his ability to talk himself out of negative situations will not bode well for the country and the world.Has anything changed for the better?Not by a long shot,everything's getting worse.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  242. Jane (Minnesota)

    I've been pleased to see the strides he's made during the first 100 days after the past disasterous administration. He will no doubt continue with his agenda & try to drag the Repubs with him, no doubt kicking & screaming "No" at every chance.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  243. Jim/NC

    The next 100 days will be more peaches and cream from all who think that President Obama can do no wrong, including CNN. He does have the power...just waiting to see how he uses it.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  244. michael

    jack all president abama need to do is to keep his head up and remain focuse on the good job he doing ,and not let the republic critics take his atention off main agenda our economy and charging them with war crimes after what happen at guontonomy bay they are afraid and they should be

    April 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  245. Mike, Syaracuse, NY

    Easy Jack, he'll be expected to start delivering results instead of traipsing around the world for photo ops. Talk only gets you so far, and 100 days is about it.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  246. Don from Canada

    I know what I hope will be different: He will finally secure the borders and do what past administrations have refused to do: stop illegal immigration.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  247. Ted

    As long as 80 percent of the media our on his side ,he can do no wrong,and if he does they will not report it. Is he doing what is best for the country,or what is best for his liberal supporters..

    April 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  248. Allen Billups

    Mr. Cafferty you stated immigration as a possible cause for the recent outbreak of swine flu. What about the thousands of U.S. personnel commuting back and forth across the border everyday.? Let's not point fingers !!!!!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  249. vern livingston- anaheim,ca

    president obama has done a good job with the mess he inherited from the bush administration b ut it will be difficult to end the mess.the ultra right wing of the republican party,the idiots like hannity,limbaugh and coulter have stated they want him to fail in his endevors to fix the mess he inherited but i'm sure he didn't count on their backing anyway

    vern livingston
    anaheim ,ca

    April 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  250. Jeff B from Sturgis, MI

    Why are we judging President Obama in increments of 100 days, Jack? This is America; we don't use the metric system, and neither do the problems we're facing. It's going to take years to overcome the hole we've dug ourselves into; let's not get ourselves so excited over what our President has accomplished within an arbitrary number of days, even if it is a nice round one.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  251. James A. Asher

    The President is definitely trying to do too much too soon. The TARP money should not have been given to AIG and the big banks. No bank or institution should ever be allowed to become to large to fail. Mr. Obama’s honey moon period is about to come to an end. Those of us that campaigned for him are not nearly as excited over his accomplishments as we once were. No President should talk down his own country while over seas as Mr. Obama did in Turkey and in other foreign countries. Never should have bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia.

    Mr. Obama appointer an Attorney General that has referred to us American’s as COWARDS and I am sure he wants to restrict our gun laws which I deplore.

    Mr. Obama appointed a National Homeland Security Secretary that thanks veterans are a prime suspect to become terrorists. That was extremely insulting to me as a long time veteran from the Korean error.

    Furthermore, I helped elect this President to be President of the United States and to solve our severe economic problems, our housing crises and to secure the borders of our United States. I do not campaign for him to be President of the world.

    Finally, I guess if I were to be fully truthful I would admit that I was so fed up with the Bush Administration that I was willing to vote for any kind of change. That may have been a big mistake as trillion dollar deficits frighten the he!! Out of me.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  252. Tom atkins

    Jack, I believe the second 100 days with Obama behind the wheel will be no different from the first 100 days, Obama will surge ahead with his program undeterred about what that extreme right conservative John King says, Barack is an educated young man with the brilliance of some past Presidents, latch on to him and see his skills perform before your eyes.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  253. Gary Draper

    Atlanta GA

    His dog will like him better and the Republicans will like him even less.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  254. Don in Grand Rapids, Mi

    Jack, for all the damage he's done to our great country in his 1st 100 days, I dread to see what the next 100 days will bring! Is it 2010 and 2012 yet? He and his socialism friends in the Congress have to gooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    April 27, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  255. Jane - WI

    The first 100 days have been frightening. I dread to think of the damage Mr. Obama will do in the 2nd 100 days. Mr. Obama's complete lack of experience in governing is quick apparent. His inability to speak without a teleprompter is also very weird. It is alarming to see how he is ramming fundamental changes to our country down our throats with very little discussion.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  256. Linda in Charleston, SC

    I'm sure all you at CNN will take good care of Obama as you did the first 100 days. All I hope for is a job. More than the part time job I now have that will not pay my way in this life.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  257. JIM CALIFORNIA

    In my opinion. President Obama is on his way to becoming the worst president in history. That is hard to believe considering how bad Jimmy Carter the Democrat was. He has spent more money than all the previous 43 presidents in less than 100 days. He has weakened the country by showing our interrogation techniques to the enemy. This will severely weaken our intelligence capabilities. The American people are in for a rude awakening when he inititates the energy tax which is projected to cost each tax payer about $3100. If I were to compare Obama's first 100 days to that of George W. Bush, Bush would come out looking like George Washington

    April 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  258. Nell, Clemson, South Carolina

    President Obama is off to a great start. If he continues on track with health care and global climate change, he will be the greatest president since FDR. Unfortunately, the Republicans believe that they most shoot from the hip at every thing Obama does. I receive Republican emails, which are mostly misleading and frequently full of hate and venom. I do not understand how a party which once ran on moral values can be so hateful.

    April 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  259. Gerald Attanasio

    Can anyone hear my tiny,worthless voice and can President Obama care enough to address this in his next 100 days? SO....NOT ONLY IS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TAKING $40 MAY 1ST ,WITH ANOTHER POSSIBLE $50JULY BUT NOW CA HAS CANCELLED ALL DENTAL CARE TO ALL WHO ARE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE DISABLED!! SAN DIEGO ,CALIFORNIA

    April 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  260. docb

    6 in 10 think Obama is doing just fine...The World leaders and people want him To succeed...It is only the fringe 21% REPUBS that are pushing for him to fail...I read in an English article that they call a deminishing minority like that 'rump republicans'...I like that!

    I have quit listening to their spew –along with millions of others–and am trusting our choice!

    April 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  261. Will from San Jose

    I doubt the next hundred days will be very different. President Obama will try to get things done. Some of the ideas will be good, some bad. The quality of the ideas won't matter as the GOP will oppose every step regardless. Congressional Democrats will play their own power games, making things worse.

    About the only thing that will pull us out of the partisan bickering is another global crisis. Unfortunately Pakistan looks like it is doing its best to provide that crisis.

    April 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm |