FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Perhaps feeling proud of his accomplishments during his first four months in office, President Obama told a star-studded Hollywood crowd, "You ain't seen nothing yet."[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/29/art.obamacf0529.gi.jpg caption="Should President Obama be so confident about his presidency?"]
At a fund-raising dinner where couples paid $30,000 a ticket, the president said he would put his first four months in office up against any prior administration since FDR.
Mr. Obama ticked off a list of some of the successes he's achieved so far including: passing the largest economic recovery package in the history of the U.S., removing the ban on funding of embryonic stem cell research, taking measures to stabilize the housing market, cracking down on predatory abuses by credit card companies and expanding the children's health insurance program. He also praised Sonia Sotomayor, his nominee for the Supreme Court.
Mr. Obama acknowledged that although his administration has made progress, there is more work to do and said we can't rest on our laurels. "It won't be easy. There will be setbacks. It will take time." He added that he's made some mistakes and guarantees he'll make more.
Meanwhile, when it comes to raising money, Barack Obama hasn't lost his fastball. The celebrity dinner, along with a concert later that evening, brought in between $3 and $4 million for the DNC.
Here’s my question to you: President Obama says "You ain't seen nothing yet" when it comes to his presidency. Should he be so confident?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Maria from Brunswick, Maryland writes:
Well, confidence and ego are prerequisites for running for president. Obama has been blessed with those characteristics. Add whip-smart, forward-thinking, charismatic, willingness to play well with others, and the realization that we cannot operate this country as in the past 10 years. Yeah, I'd bet on him.
Robert from San Francisco writes:
Jack, In order to be the leader of the free world, one has to appear confident to the point of cockiness, poised on the verge of arrogance, and be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Whether or not he actually can do these things, we'll only find out after the fact. Presidential politics is the ultimate card game – with Bush we almost lost the house. Hopefully with Obama we'll only lose a few hands!
George from Hackensack, New Jersey writes:
Jack, What we ain't seen yet is all the change Obama promised during the campaign. We're still losing jobs, still fighting two wars, still getting foreclosed on, still bailing out Wall Street, still paying too much for health care. So it's a little too early to start pouring the champagne, Mr. President.
Brendan from Phoenix writes:
Jack, If a salesman walked up to you in a department store nervous and disheartened, would you buy what he's selling? I doubt it. Obama's confidence comes from his need to sell his agenda to the American people. Obama is showing he believes in his product. The question shouldn't be how much he believes in the product, the question should be whether or not he can deliver.
I would say no. Anytime in my life I stood up like the cock-on-the-walk and bragged, someone came along and knocked me off that pedestal. As president, that's a pretty tall pedestal.
Taj from Chattanooga, Tennessee writes:
You bet, Jack. Look at what he's done in 4 months and he has at least 44 more to go.
Chryssa from Boise, Idaho writes:
"Yes we can" got us here, and "You ain't seen nothing yet" will keep us moving forward.