FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
President Obama is marking his second 100 days in office this week.
And, the economy remains one of the top issues - like it was during his first 100 days.
Many believe the recession may soon be ending: The housing market is showing signs of turnaround, the cash for clunkers program is boosting the auto industry and the Dow Jones is up 17-percent since Inauguration Day.
But - unemployment is now up to 9.5-percent and expected to go higher... and the deficit has increased by almost $800 billion.
Also on the economic front - the president signed a bill cracking down on credit card companies and their fees.
Meanwhile the debate over health care reform has taken center stage in the last month. Republicans - as well as some Democrats - continue to oppose reform, particularly the costs involved. If it doesn't happen - it could be a big blow to Mr. Obama.
As for foreign affairs - the president made his historic speech to the Muslim world in Cairo during his second 100-days. Mr. Obama also set a cautious tone in responding to the Iranian demonstrators protesting their disputed elections.
So how's he doing? These days - Americans give President Obama an average approval rating of 54-percent... In June, most polls showed the president above 60-percent... and his ratings were even higher during the first 100 days. But - as all politicians learn - that's what happens when you get to governing.
Here’s my question to you: How would you characterize President Obama's second 100 days?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Wake me when it's over. Hopefully things can't get any worse than they already are with this man. A community organizer does not make a good president. With no business sense or understanding, how can he possibly relate? He is spending beyond our means with no way to pay for it, other than increasing taxes, since he isn't doing what he promised by cutting out the pork!
Justin from North Carolina writes:
The market is up, thousands of cars were bought, Iraq is winding down, our people got out of N. Korea, and Republicans have been reduced to birthers or town hall screamers. I'd say that's an "A+"
I am still waiting for his economic stimulus to work. He really ought to complete his first assignment before moving on to something else, and if it takes tax increases on the middle class to finance his health care bill, then he might as well hand Congress back to the Republicans on a silver platter.
Christopher from Canada writes:
Hey Jack, The only problem I've seen in the second hundred days is the ongoing fear-mongering being spewed by the Republicans and Fox News. America should be very proud of your president; I know we approve here in Canada.
Bill from Sacramento writes:
Pres. Obama gets an A+ for trying. He is the most open president the American public has seen in a long time; he always appears to have a solid grasp of the issues and explains his positions in a way that is both intelligent and easy to understand.
Adam from Simi Valley, California writes:
Obama has successfully pushed a truckload of his progressive agenda into the national consciousness. We now have czars in America. With the steps taken to socialize medicine and tax energy, coupled with the horrific first 100 days of bailouts and wealth redistribution to those who never deserved it, he is well on his way to his Socialist Utopian Society where we are all equal and everyone is entitled to the same lifestyle regardless of how hard they have worked to succeed. I am sure that deserves a gold star in someone's book.