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November 18th, 2009
04:05 PM ET

Would you vote to re-elect Pres. Obama 1 year later?

Would you vote to re-elect Pres. Obama 1 year later?

Would you vote to re-elect Pres. Obama 1 year later?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty

A year after President Obama rode into office on the mantra of hope and change, a lot of people are wondering, "Where's the beef?"

There's no question that change takes time... but there's been a lack of meaningful progress on so many of the big issues that faced him when he first occupied the Oval Office.

–Unemployment is now topping 10% and many think it will go even higher before things get better. We were told the stimulus package would keep it from going above eight percent.

–Health care reform, perhaps the president's top domestic priority, still has a long way to go before it becomes a reality - if it ever does.

–Deficits continue to soar, with the national debt now topping an astounding $12 trillion. This comes less than eight months after the debt hit $11 trillion.

–The president has committed to withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq but with renewed violence there it's an open question how soon they can all come out. Afghanistan has now become Obama's war... as he decides whether to add more troops.

–The president's January deadline of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will likely go unmet.

As for other issues like immigration reform, legislation on climate change or regulating Wall Street - nothing yet.

The interesting thing is despite a lack of progress on a lot of these issues, the American people still like their new president.

A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows 55% approve of how the president is handling his job... Furthermore, apart from his job approval... a whopping 76% have a favorable view of Mr. Obama as a person.

SO HERE'S MY QUESTION FOR YOU: Would you vote to re-elect President Obama one year later?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

John in Philadelphia
In a heartbeat. Considering what he walked into, it is nothing short of a miracle that the country is not in worse shape.
Where would we be if McCain/Palin had been elected? Bush just plain ruined so many things about this country that I believe Obama has been nothing short of fantastic!

Dan
No, I wouldn't. He still has some time to prove himself but his inexperience and socialistic doctrine have made an impact on our economy and society - and neither are positive. Yes, he has inherited a great deal of this mess from Bush and I gave him the benefit of the doubt in the beginning.....Yes, he has also probably done some good in "changing our image" globally I'm sure that's important to many). If given the option to vote to re-elect or keep him in office today, I would decline.

Frank
Of course I would! Give the poor guy a break. He's only been there 9 months and no president has omnipotent power to do everything he wants. I say throw out most of Congress. There are just a few who truly represent the "people".

Jerry in Silver Spring, Maryland
I didn't vote for him, but I have to say that 1 year is not enough to make a judgment about his presidency.

Bob in Arizona
I did not vote for him the first time, and have not seen any great change to sway me to vote for him in the next election.

Carol in Northampton, Massachusetts

Hillary is looking better and better. Hillary-Barack 2012!

G.

Yes. The reason people still like Obama is because they believe he truly wants what's best for the country (even if they don't agree on the "how"). That wasn't the belief under Bush/Cheney.


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soundoff (300 Responses)
  1. Dj

    In a "CafferyMinute!"

    November 18, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  2. Jim

    Jack,

    Absolutely! He's doing the best that anyone possibly could have given the complete mess he inherited. The Republicans, who created that mess over an 8-year span and have devoted the last year to sabotaging every effort by the president to clean it up, now criticize him for not making it all better in less than a year. I'll take Obama over the Generators Of Propaganda (GOP) any day.

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    November 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  3. Ron Temecula

    Hi Jack:

    Well you have me at a disadvantage. Who would he be running against? If he ran against Sarah Palin, then I would vote for him without question.

    Ron Temecula, Ca

    November 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  4. Patricia

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    I would make a million phone calls again; I would donate lots of money to the campaign; I would go door to door; I would buy every cool T-shirt that said Obama on it; I would order the posters and yes, I would vote for Obama again. Oh, and if there really was Kool-aid, I would drink that, too.

    He is the right leader for this country at this time and will go down in history as one of the greats unless the idiocracy–the obese, the paranoid, the uneducated, the reactionary and the fear mongers have their way.

    Boise

    November 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  5. Kim in Dodge City, KS

    Yes I would, but I would vote out every incumbent in Congress for lack of performance and breach of contract. Unlike a monarchy or dictatorship, a democracy requires co-operation and a willingness to sacrifice personal gain in order to serve the best interests of the entire nation. We have an elected President, and with no one willing or able to help him we have what amounts to a neutered government run by corporate sleaze bags.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  6. Tom from Virginia

    In eight years the Bush administration managed to kill thousands of innocent people by starting two questionable wars, turned the US into one of the most disliked countries in the world, squandered our national wealth and send us down the road to join the third world. In one year, President Obama has reduced the level of US military involvment worldwide, made the US again a respected member of the international community, been actively engaged in repairing the economy and returning us to a world leader status. I would unhesitatingly vote for President Obama now. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to have a bright, articulate, person in the White House that doesn't shoot from the hip or is so flippant about sending our military members into harms way.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  7. Sherine A

    With just one year in office Obama has shown poise, courage and leadership in tackling the most important issue facing our country – the sagging economy. What he has achieved within a short time frame is very commendable. If the same had been achieved by someone else like Bill Clinton, people and the media will be stacking praises on his genius capabilities. It wouldn't take me a considerable amount of time to vote for another term. The man is the need of the hour.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  8. Adam in Newfoundland

    I couldn't vote last year, or any year, as I am Canadian. But I was ROOTING LIKE HELL for Obama and am still doing so! Jack, you wouldn't BELIEVE the change in attitude toward your country that occurred here upon Obama's election! After eight years of, "Ptuh! Those stupid {--]ing Americans," it changed overnight to, "Well, maybe there's hope for the Yanks after all!"

    November 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  9. Gail, Plano,Texas

    I voted for President Obama last November, and one year later I would vote for him again in a heartbeat. He is the best thing that has happened to this country in 50 years. All presidents during that space if time have left much to be desired. Give the guy a chance. The media and Fix news will destroy him with their baseless attacks on his character and policies. It is at times, disgusting.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  10. Bill in Michigan

    So far yes. He came into this job with the economy in melt down, two wars started by his predecessor, and a world attitude that had much disdain for the US. I wouldn't have really wished that job on anyone, but now the economy looks to be stabilizing, one war is winding down, and the US has regained some of its shine. Not bad for one year if you ask me.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  11. Rory Murray

    Jack,
    It's one year later and while I think there is a lot of room for improvement, I would still vote for President Obama.
    That doesn't mean that the Democrats should ever take my vote for granted. To the contrary. Living in California, I have little regard for Sens. Boxer or Feinstein. Even less for Congressman Baca.
    But the bottom of the Democratic barrel has got to be the spineless Harry Reid and that looney toon, Nancy Pelosi.
    I pray that America has the good sense to vote these bums out! Let them have a bitter taste of the REAL WORLD for a change!
    Rory Murray
    San Bernardino, CA

    November 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  12. Paulette from Dallas,PA

    No. I think many of his campaign promises were only full of hot air . He said what people wanted to hear. As you point out,he hasn't delivered. I'm not happy with some of his appointees and the way their are handling their jobs. Although a nice guy with an adorable family,I believe he's been and will continue to be a big disappointment.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  13. Gregory Miami Beach, FL

    Yes, despite not having gotten done most of what he wanted to. However, this has more to do with the lack of cooperation from most blue dogs and the many Republicans obsessed with making him fail at everything he tries to get done, than it does with his own shortcomings. Why is he being blamed for what he doesn't get done versus the opposition for the havoc they create everytime he tries to do something meaningful. Without the full story, we will always misplace blame for our problems. It's sort of like shooting first and asking questions later.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  14. Annie, Atlanta

    Without a doubt. Congress is working against our best interests, not the President. They’re wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate America. Nearly every one of them have to go. My guys first.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  15. Bill Davidson

    In a heart beat. We have become a nation demanding immediate gratification like two year olds. Is it realistic to expect that the eight years of deception and destruction to our economy and world reputation is going to be turned around in 10 1/2 months. Believing so is delusional. It is time for our country to grow up and stop focusing on the me now and work on the we for our future.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  16. Woody ,Blytheville AR

    I didn't vote for him the first time, and he has validated my vote: Lacks the leadership necessary and comes across as ill prepared. Remember, Hillary saying the Presidency does not lend itself to on the job training, so no I would not vote for his re-election.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  17. lonnie

    would I vote to re-elect obama? . . are you on drugs?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  18. Richard, in Kansas

    Absolutly, let's not forget it was eight years of Republican rule that got us into this mess. President Obama will have to spend the first half of his presidency fixing what they broke.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  19. sean

    Yes I would. He had handled the job alot better than Bush!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  20. Linda in Arizona

    Yes, because what choice did we have? I was for Kucinich. When he was eliminated, my only choice was Obama or Clinton. I was not going to vote for Clinton, and I still wouldn't. I'm very disappointed to find out what a right-of-center corporatist Obama really is, but I'd still vote for him again. Are you suggesting anyone in his right mind would vote for mccain/palinmoron? Not if you held a gun to my head.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  21. Don (Ottawa)

    Yes I would. He's our last best hope. Remember Jack, the Republicans have vowed to make things difficult for him and they have. As the saying goes, you can't soar like an eagle when you're surrounded by turkeys.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  22. Dee

    Hell Yes!

    Dee

    Houston,TX

    November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  23. Judy Riley

    Yes, this is a no brainer..., Judy St. Louis, MO

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  24. Cheryl from Destin, Florida

    I absolutely would vote for him again. And volunteer on his campaign. What a breath of fresh air he is.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  25. vern-anaheim,ca

    i forgot to answer the question which is a big YES

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  26. Cecilia from Hamden

    I would certainly vote for him again, allowing him to make mistakes here and there. He just happens to face stumbling blocks no matter what direction he takes.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  27. EugeneWiese

    Yes,Jack, I will vote for Pres.Obama everytime he is on the ballot. I think he his more wisdom and understanding than any President we've had since FDR;futhermore,he's very intelligent. Without the help of all the conservatives and half assed Republicans(liberterians,independents,blue dogs,and neocons) he will accomplish his missions. Gene

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  28. Mike

    No I would not vote to re-elect Obama but then I didn't
    vote for him the first time. I voted for Ralph Nader – real change.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  29. Ann from Charleston, S.C.

    Yes I would vote for President Obama. Why wouldn't I? This isn't the drive up window at McDonald's you know – real progress takes a lot of thought and a lot of time. He has to dig us out of the hole Bush put us in first. I still think he has the potential to be one of the great presidents of the the United States.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  30. Flavia

    Absolutely! Look, the fact is that Obama has been president for less than a year! There is no question that he has inherited a huge mess that's going to take quite a while to fix. For the past 11 months he's been dealing with the economy and trying to keep our heads above water.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  31. Rikki Saldivar

    If you take a good look at the state of our country, everyone seems to be desperate for a politician to wave a wand in the White House to fix everything. President Obama, I believe, did not take into account everything that lie before him, but I feel given the circumstances he hasn't screwed anything up either. However, I don't feel he's made immense change as he proclaimed to do in his campaign either.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  32. Bryan

    Yes, I would re-elect President Obama. If the US political in fighting can stop this country has a leader that will position the US once again as a respected leader in the world both economically and politically.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  33. Wale

    Yes I would, in a heart beat. R u kiddin me? There's no one in Government that I trust more than Barack Obama. They're all corrupt, both Parties. ....

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  34. susan

    no i wouldn't, primarily because he doesn't seem to mind what the american public really thinks and he only listens to his "advisors", so if he is not reelected it's for those reasons.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  35. Dorothy

    Definitely, Yes!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  36. Barb Eldridge

    Yes, I voted for Obama in 2008 and I plan to vote for him again in 2012. I am pleased to have such a smart and personable president.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  37. P.J.

    Jack…..there is no question here….The Alternative is still scary as all hell!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  38. Lisa

    Of course I would! Why knock the man down, he is on a roll and so he faces obstacles, doesn't everyone has they try to progress, Give him a chance. We gave Bush a second chance and LOOK how that turned out.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  39. Patricia Cerny

    Absolutely. Let's give him the four years that he was elected for and then decide. Pat from Virginia

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  40. George

    Would I vote for Pres. Obama again.....without a doubt. Interesting that these questions weren't asked when Bush was in office.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  41. Cheryl Corrente

    Yes, I would absolutely vote for him again. It is not his fault that he has been uable to do some of the changes he talked about during his campaign. The Washington Machine is still being "lead" by special interests.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  42. TankerPilot

    Who wants to vote for empty promises again..............I'll keep my guns, money and freedom and those who voted for Obama can keep the CHANGE!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  43. TomC

    Change should have been to charge Iraq and Afganistan for every bullet fired, and life lost.

    We are wasting our futures for nothing, will these countrys be there when our economy crashes???

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  44. Ed

    No friggin way. Higher taxes, double digit unemployment, Czars for everything but the White House bathroom, you've got to be kidding me.

    Cannot make a decision on Afghanistan and his administration is the lease transparent of any.

    Chicago style politics moved to the White House. Community Organizer running the country.....oh boy!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  45. Susan from Ohio

    Yes I would elect President Obama in a heart beat. He is doing a fine job. He is just not appreciated for what he has accomplished. It is going to take time to bring things back to the way they were do to Bushe. Give Obama some credit.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  46. J.Das

    If I DIDN'T re-elect a president that actually tried, I think I'd just stop voting all together. . . That means, "yes."

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  47. Valerie W. Ross

    ABSOLUTELY! Even when the President Obama makes a decision that I am not pleased with, my last thought is this "He is my President, I trust him and I trust his judgement." That sums it all up for me.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  48. Norma

    ABSOLUTELY!!! As you mentioned, it takes time to do all he would like to do. Besides, it's best to have a President that has the best intentions for the American people. Versus a President who real couldn't give a damn, and ONLY think of the politics.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  49. Pat in Simi Valley

    OF COURSE! Come on...if anyone thinks that he's supposed to fix all these problems overnight then they are pretty stupid. It took a long time to get in the mess, it's going to take a while to get out of it. Give him a chance. Ditto Dee....HELL YES!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  50. Mark Zimmerman

    Absolutely! People give the guy a break! We gave the last guy 8 years to get us where we are...! I would re-elect him and not only that I want Sarah Palin to run for President in 2012 so that President Obama would win...... EASILY!

    Mark Zimmerman,
    Jersey City, NJ

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  51. Vicki

    not just yes but hell yes
    He is doing a great job

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  52. M Schumacher

    No. I would NOT re-elect Mr. Obama. He is going so many things he promised. Its almost like he had it planned. After watching the report of what the CITI execs are STILL getting in bonuses for this year and there are still so many out there losing their homes.. he's definitely not for the the PEOPLE... just those in their fancy corner offices!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  53. Carolyn Cogan

    Yes indeed. Rational is so refreshing.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  54. Mary

    Yes I will, of course I will. He has not even finished one year yet and look ... the Republicans are criticizing him left and right.. It certaibly means he's doing a darn good job and "they" are very nervous.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  55. Tyra

    We had 8 yrs of the Bush Administration's failed policies, and this man has been in office for less than a year and we expect him to perform miracles. Give him a chance. Yes I would vote for Mr. Obama again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  56. Genevra Dubuque

    Yes, I would vote for him. I want no more Republicans.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  57. Clinton Daniel

    Well i would have to look at his successes....oh wait he has none. No way! Well he did create jobs in districts that dont even exist if you want to count that.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  58. Jenny Babb

    Yes. With bells on.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  59. Lynn Shivers

    You betcha! I am not fooled by the Fox Liars and Republican garbage machine. The President has to work against a whole party whose only goal, it seems, is to defeat him.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  60. Joseph Graham

    Hey Jack, yes I would! And every year for the next 7 years.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  61. Jon Silver

    I was a Hilary supporter and I knew from the start he was not the magic man his supporters thought he was. I feel sad for them, but happy for the nation, that we have a smart, Democratic president. I think he's doing the best that can be expected - and I'm afraid that if Obama and his team can't cut through the crap and get things done, then no one can!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  62. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    We would have had better luck with Mc Mcain President Obama had to many issues that the people just swept under the rug to make history insted of since Hell No.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  63. Syndi Satti

    President Obama so far still has my vote. I think we were in more trouble than anybody knew before he came into office and hes doing the best he can to drag us out of the bottom. What we need is more cooperation and we might just get somewhere in this country instead of constantly trying to fight him on everything to make sure he fails.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  64. Brandi

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes... any other questions?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  65. Melanie

    Absolutely Yes! He walked into a nightmarish administration left by Bush and he is doing everything that he promised he would do, one step at a time, for the American people!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  66. Ben

    Of course I would help to re-elect him. One thing he did make clear going into this was that things woould get worse before they get better. It's been 8 months, but it's ONLY been 8 months. How 'bout we give him a little more time to than that to fix 8 years worth of mistakes.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  67. Susan Davis

    At last we have a non-combative, educated, responsible leader in the White House.
    YES I would vote for Obama as president again and will in a few years from now.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  68. Ron

    Hands down I would vote for President Obama again. When I think of what we had versus what we have, no contest.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  69. J Conaway

    Absolutely. These problems are enormous, and can never and should never be solved all in a single year. I think President Obama has shown amazing courage in tackling this much and he deserves our support.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  70. Brian, Orange County California

    As it stands now I would absolutely vote for Obama again but we will have to see how he handles the next 3 years. I do feel however our lack of progress is not due to Obama but to Republicans policy of "Just say No" and democrats trying to get theres well they have power. I think they all need to take a step back and learn to work together for good of the country.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  71. Charles Ross, Sr.

    No, He is a nice guy but does not have the experience for thejob, and it is beginning to show – bigtime

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  72. Aditya Adhikari

    Hell NO, and No way in hell am I going to repeat the same mistake, feel cheated by his hope message.

    If I could go back in time I would change my vote from last year. At this time Saraha Palin looks better fit to serve this once great nation of ours.

    Mr. Obama please please wake-up and see the slide of USD.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  73. Helen

    YES, YES, YES – He is doing a very good job. It took 8yrs for this country to fall off the cliff and not a word said to stop the people in the drivers seat.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  74. Dr. Sam

    Jack, you have changed–for the worse. You have now gone corporate. You see how money changes people, after money got bigger for you since the sale of your books. Now, everyday, you are yapping about everything on earth Obama does wrong, and hardly any progressive spirit in you left. Give Obama a chance. He inherited huge problems in many fronts. He does not walk on water.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  75. Dee, New York

    NO. Who cares what people think of him as a person? He was hired to run the country, not be a pop star.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  76. Susan from CT

    Absolutely YES!!! You didn't ask but, no, I wouldn't vote to re-elect Joe Lieberman.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  77. Blaine Domingue

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  78. Steven Cravis

    Yes, I would vote for him again. He's handling the most difficult of circumstances with grace and is making steady progress. And did you notice that he's made friends with all the countries that the Bush administration alienated? It's nice to be friends with the world again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  79. Barb from Texas

    Yes, I would vote for Barack Obama to be re-elected.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  80. Adam V

    I would, he inherited this terrible economy. And has dedicated much of his time and resources to fixing it. We cant turn a sinking ship around over nite.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  81. Joseph Beaudoin, Toronto, Canada

    I would vote for Obama only if the rest of his administration accomplishes as much as it has in the first 10 months. Being against government interventions in our lives, if we put aside the stimulus, which would never happen again, Pres. Obama has done nothing... When the Federal government does nothing... that is a good thing... for individual freedom.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  82. nick

    yes i think he need more time to get the job done

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  83. bugs

    yes,Jack i would vote again for President Obama,he is better then dubya,sarah palin,at least he doesnt lie at every moment,or rush.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  84. Sandy Gates

    Jack,

    That's a dumb question. Off cource not. What idiot would.

    Sandy

    November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  85. Barbara

    President Obama is my hope for the future of America. I would vote for him in a heartbeat
    It would be great if he had some help!!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  86. John McElwain

    Yes, I would vote for him again, considering who the alternatives would be. At least now I'm not hearing about how Sarah Palin has recently resigned her job as Vice President

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  87. Jenna Peterson

    Yes, yes and yes. This man was handed the worse mess any President has ever been giving – including FDR. Besides that he has had a Greek Chorus of creatures who got us into these problems attacking him 24/7. Give him a break!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  88. Ronnie from Pittsburgh

    Yes. I know we're a micro-wave, get-it-done in 30 seconds, society – but could we give him more than that to fix all the problems he inherited.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  89. Cyndi

    NO! Didn't vote for him the first time and PRAY to GOD there is not a second! That's even if I will be allowed to PRAY at that time. I am also sick of his disrespect of our great Nations military. Everyone I know who did vote for him is rethinking that decision.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  90. Ingrid Hein

    I have known since I heard him at the 2004 dem convention that I WANTED THAT MAN TO BE MY PRESIDENT.
    NOTHING has change!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  91. Nancy

    Oh yes, Jack. I would vote to re-elect President Obama one year later. He is just what this country needs.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  92. marina

    who would he be running against?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  93. Mimsy

    Yes, I would vote again for President Obama.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  94. Tee

    Absolutely NOT!!! Are you people blind to what he's doing to this Country? This year's famous saying from the Democrats "We've inherited this from the last administration" Time to take some responsibility. One year later...are you better off, No way!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  95. Briana

    I would elect President Obama again. After all we gave President Bush eight years to disappoint us.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  96. bob

    absoloutely!!! can 't imagine how bad it would be now if McCain/pallin were in office.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  97. jacki burke

    i think he has not held up to his campaign promise no way would i want him in for one more yr no less 3

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  98. Lora

    Yes i would. I think he is very presidental. He is a president who gathers a lot of information and makes an informed decision. He has put health care reform at a higher priority than any other elected official.
    Health care is priority #1. If we don't have our health what good is anything else.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  99. John Deneen

    ABSOLUTELY!!!

    It will take the rest of my lifetime to forget the last president. He was dumb, narrow minded, and did incredible damage to the country. By contrast, Obama is smart, has integrity, and is working hard to fix all that has been broken. He's got 7 more years in my book.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  100. Ron

    Jack, this man has accomplished next to nothing in this first year, and perhaps we should all be thankful. This man believes that a government solution exists to all of our problems, real or imagined. I did not vote for this man in 2008 (though admittedly he was the better of the two viable candidates), and I intend to vote against him in 2012. I only hope our country can survive long enough to undo the mistake of last year.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  101. karen in riverside

    absolutely...he really hasn't had a chance to govern since the right wing has tried everything to stop all progression.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  102. John, Fort Collins, CO

    Looking at President Obama apart from the Democratic controlled Congress, I believe he has had a great first year in office. He shot for the stars with a very ambitious agenda, and has shown an exceptional amount of energy for the job. I have every confidence at the end of the day he will go down as one of our greatest presidents.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  103. Norma Walker

    Without hesitation, I would vote for President Obama again. I like it that our President takes some time to decide very serious issues such as Afghanistan. Remember how it was when our last president rushed into war with Iraq?

    Thanks for asking.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  104. Jay

    Jack, Obama is the only option if US wants to come out the ditch they are in. Yes, it is going take a long time to come out of the hole they have dug themselves for decades.. how can you expect to shine and prosper in just one year is simply impossible.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  105. Chuck Bartoletti

    Yes, I would vote to re-elect President Obama. He is making progress on all his promises in spite of the "no" party refusing to co-operate in any way whatsover. Mr. Obama is laying the groundwork for a better future for this country and, given time, he will deliver on most, if not all,
    of his campaign promises.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  106. Gerald

    Hell yes! Had McCain/Palin won i don't think i would be answering in the positive!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  107. frank

    i think its to early to comment on this situation. although i believe it is a hard time, and everyone might say the don't appreciate barack obamas policies, i believe no one, republican, democrat, independent, can argue that this is a hard time for everyone, and that no one can come up with a true solution to this issue. while its to early to say, i still believe that no other person would have been able to fix this problem we are in regardless. so yes i would vote for barack obama once more.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  108. Scott L. Moore

    He inherited two wars and the worst recession since the great depression. Even one year is not nearly enough time for a president to deal with all that.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  109. ER

    I've already made up my mind since January 30th of this year, he has my vote. There's nothing anyone can say or do to change my mind, Jack!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  110. Bill

    Did you ask this question of President Cheney/Bush? If not, then the question offends. No president has inherited two wars and a failed economy before. It is going to take at least four years for him to clean up the messes left behind by the traitors Bush & Cheney.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  111. John Ca

    I voted for John McCain and would vote for John McCain one Year later!!!

    John Ca. (R)

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  112. Anthony

    Jack....how about a litany of all the things he has accomplished in only ten months as POTUS. In answer to your question - in a heartbeat!! I didn't expect miracles; I expected a President who cared enough about this country to at least attempt to reverse the trend of the last eight years, and he has definitely delivered...

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  113. Steve, Clifton, VA

    Faced with another George Bush, and as much as I love him-John McCain, Hell yes I would vote for him again!! The country is finally on the right track again. To expect miracles in 8 months from a country that has been going to hell in a hand basket for 8 years is not a fair comparison!!

    Steve

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  114. Sylvia, Lansing, MI

    The President has only been in office just barely 10 months. He can't do everything at once, especially since he has such opposition. I would vote for him again because he is doing a good job so far with what he has had to work with. Any President needs to be given time - he is only one person and has to have cooperation in order to move his agenda.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  115. john mareno

    yes.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  116. Amy

    I will definitely vote for Obama again. I think a lot of people are getting away of politics and just concentrating on his image. They just look at what he does and says and they scrutinize each and every aspect of his life. Thats ridiculous !! I just hope that they leave him live and that people would allow him to do what he is going to do (which i know is great) Just give him time to do. God didnt make this world in one day.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  117. Lanzman

    Absolutely would re-elect Obama. He's doing a wonderful job of educating the voters as to what happens when one party controls Washington – monstrous deficits, bloating government, intrusive regulations . . .

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  118. Ray Victory

    Vero Beach, FL
    Considering thecalibre of the likely competition it's a no-brainer - Obama in a heartbeat.
    It's of course regrettable that he has not yet accomplished all the things he is working on in addition to parting the Red Sea in his 10 months in office. But at least he recognizes the problems and is working effectively on them. This is a magnificent improvement from the performance of his predecessor.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  119. Jacque

    Yes, but I'd like him to bemore clear on where he stands on issues.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  120. obamalady

    Absolutely Jack! President Obama is a good and compassionate man who loves his country. It saddens me that he does not get the credit and thanks that he deserves for pulling this country back from the brink of destruction. No, he is not perfect, but his heart is in the right place and he will always have my support. Beware of polls!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  121. cathy

    1000 times 'NO"

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  122. Andrew Eden-Balfour- Regina, SK

    If I lived down there, a definite yes. Compared to Clinton and Bush Sr. along with Jr., the president has been doing a better job even though he has been having alot of problems getting things done. The problem is that his own party is too far spread out in terms of ideology, one part is liberal, another moderate, and the third is conservatives; but the Republican Party despite having a battle of it's own has a overwhelming support of conservative ideology. Even though the Democratics control congress and the white house, it looks like the powerhouse of Congress is still stingy of being a conservative majority who wants to see Obama go down.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  123. Chris

    Absolutely, without any hesitation. President Obama is only human and he told us out the gate that he was going to do his best but he would make mistakes. I'm happy with my very human, very American, President.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  124. ellie schellhase

    After the Bush gang, I'd vote for Obama again and again. Unlike George, he is not a king and cannot move his agenda without the slugs in Congress who criticize and block him at every turn. I'm so tired of the media criticism of the first decent guy we've had in office for years! Why don't you people give him a chance. It took 8 years to get us into this quagmire. It may take almost as long to get out but Americans are not known for their patience. Instant gratification is part of what got us into this mess!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  125. Amy NYC

    Of course I would vote for Obama again. Think about who he is following...a man who could not pronounce nuclear. Obama is thoughtful, deliberative, and doesn't make me cringe when he speaks. Oh, and he can pronounce all the words he uses. Is everything moving as fast as he or the people want? Of course not. The media lets the Republicans engage in fear mongering, and there are people who want desperately to believe it, and do.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  126. John from NJ

    Today this is a difficult question to answer. However by March of 2010 I will be able to answer this question. He still needs time to implement things, make adjustments and fix the mess he inherited. It took two wars and over 6 years for this mess to develop. It will take time to fix.

    I wish him well. The success of our country depends on his success.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  127. Jean

    Absolutely and will again, God willing. Another note, those bumper stickers that say "Let his days be short;" or "Let his children be fatherless;" they are from Psalm 109 which points out that these are the words that EVIL people will use against a faithful and righteous leader.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  128. Dorothy hall

    Yes I would. I think we as Americans are always in a hurry, and look where it got us after 9/11. Wrong place, etc.
    Obama is a smart man who is putting things in place and if people would back off and give him time,I feel confident he will improve our country/ Patience is virtue !!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  129. sally

    Jack, would I vote for re-election? In a flat second!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  130. john mattes jr

    NO,he is destroying this country. He is a weak man.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  131. Kevin

    Depends on who'd be running against him.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  132. Dave , Munhall , Pa.

    Definately , Rome wasn't built in a day and after eight years of fiddeling while Rome was destroyed entirely by Bush/Cheney it's gonna take more than 9 months to square things away. Hell , It takes months just trying to figure out exactly how bad B/C screwed us up and then try to come up with ways to counter the effects of their screw ups. I'm gonna vote for him again in 2012 without batting an eye.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  133. Barbara Wenger

    Yes, I would vote for President Obama again for two reasons: I am willing to give him the time he needs to get the country moving ahead; and I could never have voted for any Republican who had Sarah Palin as a running mate. God forbid she should be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  134. Marcus Greensboro, NC

    Even though I am one of the many unemployed, I would. I think that he is presenting ideas that are going to help us in the long run. We put so much on people who do not make livable wages. We require majority of people, who make less than $30,000/yr in a household, pay $14,000 a year for health insurance. If you add in state taxes, like here in NC where everything is taxed, how do they pay for food? Then you have the lowest poverty standards for our country in 2009, based on numbers from the 1930s. Things have to change and I would vote for him because he is the only one that actually proposed things that would change current policy.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  135. Andrea in Twin Lake, Michigan

    I'd vote for him again in a New York minute. If Congressional Republicans cared one whit about the American people and worked WITH the President rather than against him at every turn, much would have already been accomplished.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  136. fedor

    Obama is doing a good job need more time to gey things done.to much expectation was put on him his only human

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  137. Kevin L

    Yes...he's got the right mind set to take on the BIG clean up job the Repubs ALWAYS leaves. Change IS hard and the changes needed only a good minded person can see. He's only gotten started this term and has done alot. So yes again and again and again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  138. angela doyle

    Absolutely !! How many past presidents have faced an economic crisis of the proportions of the one that Obama successully navigated the ship of state through in the 1st year of their presidencies? Rock on Barack

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  139. M J W

    I would vote for Mr. Obama again in a heart beat, just think if we had McCain for president right now. Thank God we do not!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  140. Denise in OKC

    Yes Jack I sure would. Not all Americans expect a "microwave" fix for our problems and I appreciate President Obama taking his time to work out long term, sustainable solutions to our country's issues....foreign and domestic.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  141. Adam

    I would not. Obama said things would get worse before t hey get better, but how worse? Not much seemed to have changed since he became president. He ignored one war, and capitalized on the other.
    Obama is nothing but a puppet to whoever is running this country.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  142. barbara

    YES YES YES,,, We would be worse off with those other people.. Especially that Palin

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  143. Mike

    Yes I would vote for the President again because he cares about the people

    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  144. Julie

    I would definitely vote for President Obama again. He is one of a very few who does have the interest of all Americans at heart. That is something we rarely see anymore.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  145. Larr Kishpaugh

    I would not. Obama has proven to be an inexperienced politician, who came with an agenda of pushing liberal ideology. Instead of moving toward center after becoming the President to address the ever greter needs of our country he appears only interested in his programs.
    Frankly I have never been more afraid for our countrys future , its growing debt, the govt driving us towrd the common good and the attack on capitalism. I could go on and on, but I wished him well and he has been a serious disappointmen.t

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  146. J Wyble

    No I would not vote for him. He does not represent the idea's or ideals that I hold to, but neither does the Democratic party in general.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  147. John Babb

    It depends on who would run on the other party. But! being a salaried retiree from Delphi and having them and Gm take my health care, life insurance and turning my pension over to PBGC and we own 70% of Gm and they take nothing from the union people and use our money to keep their pensions hole i don't think he in anything else thatn just another person after votes.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  148. becky

    too soon to say, we're still recovering from Bush's mess

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  149. Earl Humes

    Jack,
    I would vote for President Obama over and over again, as long as it was legal to do so. He is fighting a good fight for America against the party of no and the haters who love and live to hate!

    Earl

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  150. Claudia Schultz

    Hi Jack, as an Independent that voted for Obama, "NO", I would not give him my vote again. Why? Because I am scared to death he is going to screw up the 85% of employer based healthcare that I, and so many other tax paying Americans enjoy. And his policies are to far left.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  151. carol jackson

    no i would not vote for obama

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  152. matt

    although i am canadian i would still vote for him. Change that you can beleive in does't happen in a year he has 4 to get the ball rolling.Lets not forget it took America a lot longer than a year to get in the position your in.Give the man a break you gave him a broken country. He's a politician not a magician......

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  153. Chuck in Oxon Hill, Maryland

    I am an educated black male who is unemployed who thinks that the President chose the wrong issue to key on with the economy being in the state that it is in. I want to see him succeed but at the end of the day he finally makes me question the two party system and question who really runs the country and the global economy. He is probably a lot smarter than I am and more well versed on national and global issues but any fool could see that the economy was ISSUE NUMBER ONE....not passing a watered down health care bill that will force poor people to purchase a health care plan if they make a little too much to qualify for medicare. He makes me believe in the conspiracy theories...which speak to the banks and the global corporate elite running the world. I was a 32 year old black man with a 95K a year job who is headed to a center to apply for Medicare. I definitely won't vote for a Republican but I don't know if I will rush to go vote for Obama in 2012 either. I mean really...does it make a difference?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  154. James Johnson

    Yes Jack,

    Obama has my vote!!!!!!!!!

    The R.I.Publicans wasted e8ight years digging a big economic hole. Obama has been given one years to fill in that hole. Do we want a sixteen years hole? If so elect a republican. Virginia Beach, Virginia

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  155. Kevin

    Yes. Change takes time, especially when you have been dealt a bad hand. If we as a nation is serious about change then allow our president to do his job and have confidence in our vote. I think we will be able to look back in 3 years and be proud of our president and ourselves.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  156. Dick

    Jack
    I would vote for President Obama in a heart beat, nano second and any instant. He inherited the worst situation of all time. Line up people get your head out of the darkness! Obama is my President!
    dp

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  157. Matt Mixon

    Yes Jack,

    I'd vote for him again today and probably for re-election in 2012.

    Obama is a smart leader trying to do good work while ignoring the rants of those who only want to stall and criticize. Have you noticed how other world leaders are reacting to him? Overall not bad, I'd say.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  158. Anne

    ABSOLUTELY !!! Consider the wreakage of the last eight years left behind by the Bush-Cheney regime. Give Obama a break – he has a heaping serving on his plate. At least he's thoughtful and intelligent. It's hard to imagine how he sleeps at night with all the problems that need solving.Rome wasn't built in a day.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  159. mike

    Vote for Obama???
    Lets see
    He has TRIPLED the debt
    Doesn't support the troops in Afghanistan
    Hands out stimulus money to political districts that don't exist

    Perfect example on how to destroy the country

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  160. Nancy Boose

    Absolutely yes, I would vote for Obama again. The republicans left this country in a terrible state, in debt to its ears to the Chinese all the while giving "tax breaks" to the wealthy. One would have to be out of their mind to vote for more of that.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  161. Pete Ampuero

    Yes I would We need a congress that would work with This President.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  162. Sue

    Absolutely, I would! Republicans have fought him every step of the way on every issue. It took us more than eight months to get in this mess and we know it's going to take more than eight months to get out. All things considered...we as Americans should be asking ourselves what kind of mess would we really be in if it weren't for him! The Republicans are not fooling the American people with the old smoke and mirrors trick again. Please give us more credit than that.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  163. Kevin

    I would NOT vote for President Obama if he was running today, He is the first President I know that does not listen to the American people. He supports every extreem left wing agenda and ignors the the wishes of the American people.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  164. Sherry NY

    Absolutely. This mess was not created in the last ten months. Obama walked into our homeland woes and is doing his best to fix them. Simultaneously, he is working very hard to create diplomacy and mend relationships with foreign governments and peoples that have been destroyed by his predecessors.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  165. Ed Seward

    Yes I would vote for him again today.

    He inherited a mess that took the previous President and Republican controlled House and Senate 8 years to create. Only a fool would expect him to be able to clean up this mess in less than one year.

    However if the mess still exists three years from now he will not receive my support nor my vote. While it is unreasonable to expect him to clean this mess up in his first year in office, four years is a reasonable time span to expect him to clean up this mess.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  166. Anthony

    Yes, He is good for America.

    Anthony

    Arlington, TX

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  167. Ronnie from Pittsburgh

    Yes. I know we're a micro-wave, get-it-done in 30 seconds, society – but could we give him more than that to fix all the problems he inherited.
    Ronnie – Pittsburgh

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  168. Patrick

    Absolutely. No one is perfect but name someone else who would have been able to achieve what he has given what he's inherited; with enough leadership to get us this far with healthcare reform; and boost our international image; as the economy is daring to show signs of turning the corner? Umm, did I mention that Nobel Peace Prize thingy? All in 12 months? Where's my ballot?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  169. True American

    CAPITAL YES. I am an Independent and my position is never political. Jack lets get things right, President Obama said that his decisions will never be based in his attempt to be re-elected as President? I said wao, i have turned so many folks of mine to reasoning with this guy. He is not just our best hope, but have done so much in just less than a year. America pray for your leader, he has proven himself strong, never arrogant, optimistic and reliable. Tell me, who in America will believe any GOP position, they are never with us

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  170. Penny

    I haven't even figured out why he was elected in the first place yet...there's no way I would vote for him, especially now that I've seen his real lack of leadership skills. Our President needs to be more than a public speaker.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  171. Nancy from Beverly Hills

    Jack – I think your question is, although sincere, is somewhat premature on a four year term. This President is spread so thin, he is like a poor quality paint from Wal-Mart. I agonized over eight years with George W. and every day as an American wondered why he was ever elected. The first term was bad enough; we again put him back in office to dig us Americans even deeper into the black hole that Pres. Obama inherited. To answer your question, I absolutely would, without reservation, vote for this man again! However, to quote a former anchor, "We are too dumb to be governed." If we lose this man after his first term, I guess the anchor was right.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  172. Terry from California

    I'm 19 years old and Obama is the first president I voted for. The thought of drastic change after 8 years of disaster seemed wonderful, I was not expecting change overnight, but the man has had almost a year, and hasn't even accomplished a handful of what he promised. So no, I would NOT vote for Obama again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  173. Clint

    Yes, I would re-elect president. I'd rather have a president take his time on health care re-form, Afganistan, and be in meetings for weeks then a president who rushes to desicions. We can't expect President Obama to fix Americas issues in a week. Solutions take time and if we rush the problems we have now, with half solved solutions we'll be in worse shape in the long run. In 1 year I've seen more thought and intelligence put into the thoughts of solving our problems then former president bush's two terms.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  174. Efrain

    Well i wont get caught up in hype Jack it is way to early to asses where the country will be in three years we move to fast in this country soon folks will appear in Iowa seeking Obama's seat from Palin to Hukabee. lets just give him a puncher=s chance and fix the mess the g.o.p left us.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  175. jenn

    Hey Jack,

    I would Vote for President from here to kingdom come.

    He is doing more than any other leader you have ever had so stop your complaints.He is not making instant coffee you know – he is dealing with complicated issues and catastrophes YOUR previous elected President created.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  176. Sippie Terry III

    Absolutely. He's doning a fine job. He cannot transform everything overnight. While it is insane to ask anyone who has lost a job or looking for a job to be patient everyone else can afford to be a bit more patient.

    Albeit a tad behind the need, the administration is currently working on creating sorely needed jobs, and if they can pull off the health care debacle by the end of the year his first year in office will be pretty successful...

    Despite what you might hear on FOX News!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  177. Dennis Oden

    I would not re-elect Obama for another term. He has put us in more debt than all prior presidents put together. As seniors we find our money dwindling away, our house values plummeting and no interest to speak of, for the money we've saved. These are not 'golden years', these are 'Obama years".

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  178. TIm

    Hell yea. Who do you think would be a better choice. Sara “Going Rouge” Palin. . Two-Buck Huckabee.When these open ended questions are asked there is never anyone to compare and contrast against.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  179. Simonsays/Orlando

    No, but I wouldn't have voted for McCain. Obama's inexperience is really starting to show. He a great talker, but it seems that he cannot accomplish any meaningful programs to steer this country away from decending into an also ran. He seems to me that all he has been doing is trying to cowtow to big political groups like the unions and the attorneys and not to the people that voted him in.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  180. Chuck

    HELL NO....He spends more time in other countries worrying about how they are doing than in North America...41 million americans in HUNGER..he has done nothing of signifagnce other that fail to fullfill most of his election prommises....I trust him about as much as I do a Used Car Salesman...he is in this to the benifit of the Elite...NOT the PEOPLE!..just another puppet!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  181. T. Thomas in Abilene Tx.

    I am very disappointed that more has not been done to alleviate the jobless situation and am sick of the apologists who insist "these things take time". Hunger and privation can't wait. However, whom would you have us elect- some greedy ,self-centered let-them-eat-cake Republican?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  182. abe cannon

    absolutly he's a breath of fresh air after 8 yrs of bush

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  183. Trish

    Absolutely! He is making progress, however Americans are a country full of "Instant Gratification" babies. Progress takes time especially when you have a Congress whose votes are easily paid for.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  184. Larry

    Absolutely not. You know the saying, "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me."

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  185. mary penniman

    yes he's doing a great job, we couldn't be in better hands.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  186. Walt Cwikla

    NO!!!!!!

    I'm retired and have worked all of my life trying to prepare for a little R&R. Well with the Prez sharing all of my $ and spending all of my grandkids $, why would I vote to extend his power?

    I'm glad I'm older because I fear for the future, I really do.

    You can't get something without working for it, and as soon as people acknowledge that the better. I (we) can't support everybody who's too lazy to work.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  187. Ronnie from Pittsburgh

    Yes. I know we're a micro-wave, get-it-done in 30 seconds, society – but could we give him more than that to fix all the problems he inherited?
    Ronnie – Pittsburgh

    November 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  188. dick

    NOWAY NOAnd no incumbent .

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  189. Sheila

    Yes, I would. He has already made image changes and gained respect world-wide for our country, and is fighting here for rights to health care and opportunity for the hopeless back home. Yes, I would. No other President in recent history has done more his first year. Yes Jack, I would.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  190. Jim Ladson SC

    All of the issues President Obama has on his plate only tells me that we are as a nation in unchartered territory. The thing that impresses me is his initiative to tackle those issues head on. He will not back down until we get a handle on solutions to our problems. That being said... YES! I would definitely vote for him again

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  191. Ron, Charlotte, NC

    Absolutely, "YES"! There is NO question we chose the right person to be our President. Are we not confirmed today even with the challenges we face as a nation. I have no question that the challenges we have faced since Inauguration that President Obama was and continues to be the right person. I fear what choices Senator McCain would have made, and been advised. I further fear who his advisors would have been. Now with Former Governor Palin's book and public interviews, I'm confirmed in that she was a poor choice from day 1. However, the brilliant options Sen. McCain had, they obviously turned him down for a good reason. It was a sinking ship to begin with.
    While many may be dismayed and frustrated with Presiden Obama, he certainly IS the best choice yet today. I further support and am proud of our Vice President as well. VP Biden is a free spirited man, but has shown "his mettle" already too.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  192. Bill Moore

    It depends who he is running against! If it's Sarah I would vote for Barack. If it was Hillary, I'd vote for Hill.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  193. Joe Ratway

    Would I vote for "Words just words" President Obama? I don't think so. McCain was right about one thing regarding Obama – on the job training. Sarah Palin has more experience than this guy, and is more trust worthy. Watch what he says and then look at what he does – inconsistent. For example: “We need to stop adding to the debt.” But then continues pushing policies that increase spending either adding to US deficit or our personal deficit (taxes).

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  194. pam

    No, his lack of experience is killing us. Everything he should have done for the economony, he has done the opposite. His whole agenda looks like a pay back list for those who got him elected. Unemployment is at a new high, adding taxes and healthcare stipulations will only increase those numbers.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  195. Elizabeth

    Yes i would vote for Obama.again. He is 100% better than Bush. He cant fix the problems left over from Bush in a record time. He is getting too much backlash from especialiy from FOX News..

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  196. Dennis S

    President Obam's economic policy's have been implemented as soon as he could have.Since 20 jan 2009 Pres Obama took action.The thing here is that it will take a long time for them to work.This is a normal way of function of such matters.Give it time,in this day and age our life day to day is very fast pace and we expect our economic policy's to work the same way. No such luck..

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  197. Don

    I most certainly would vote for him. The people of America have spoken in the manner proposed by the Constitution–they voted. Whether I like it or not–and I do like it–Barack Hussein Obama is my president. (Even John Wayne, the movies star, said to John F. Kennedy, "You are my President. You may not be my choice; but you are my President.)

    Oh, if only I could vote AGAINST those who are using lies, deception and willingness to see America "go down the tubes", rather than see Obama win.

    Don in Rochester–NY, not MN

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  198. Mara Boettcher

    Absolutely. I trust him. He is our best hope.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  199. Jerry

    Jack, I never voted before, But last year I thought maybe to help this country get back on track,and the criminals of the last Administration would get what they deserved for leading America into a false war and many other criminal activities. So I voted then for Obama. Since then I have found out that some people are above the law. So now I figure If any Cheney runs for President I will be voting for them to teach our Democratic friends that they should have done their jobs. Jerry/ Iowa

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  200. Jon Erlandson

    Yes. I would vote for him again in the blink of an eye. In our history few Presidents have ever inherited a bigger mess then President Obama. And no President has ever faced such a massive electronic media attack then President Obama faces from the right.

    Jon Erlandson
    Richland WA

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  201. Juanita from pennsylvannia

    Yes i would in a heartbeat. He has accomplished more in ten months than Bush did in 8 years. CHANGE takes time and with bull headed republicans and Racists running wild wirh unfounded actuzations he's
    to be commended for what he's done so far. GIVE THE PRESIDENT A CHANCE TO PROVE WHAT AN INTELLIGENT, LEVEL HEADED, EDUCATED, YOUNG MAN CAN DO IN THESE DREADFUL TIMES.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  202. Nicole Dussere

    Absolutely! This country was becoming a laughing stock to the rest of the world, thanks to George W and his cronies.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  203. charlotte of Memphis

    Yes, more than ever he have done more i one years than Bush done in 8 years. He walk in the door with a mess waiting on him then find out it worst than him thought.. Bush sat there 8 years and did nothing. Obama will be a good president after his term this why everything people throw him not sticking. LOVE MY PRESIDENT.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  204. GWTripp, Mch'sburg, PA

    I like Obama too. He has a considerate way about him that makes me want to give him a warm, two-handed handshake. I would have to be as thoughtful as Obama about who to support in this hypothetical election of yours. It would depend a great deal upon who he was running against. So far I don't see anyone in the running that could do a better job, especially considering the bullheaded opposition that the Republican Party has shown. As a group the GOP should be ashamed of themselves. If Obama had received cooperation from Republicans compared to the level of accord between George Bush and the Democrats during his term in office, Obama would have certainly accomplished his mission.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  205. Eileen Gruszecki

    Absolutely NOT!. Since the election my husband's company has gone to Singapore, with out any of the American employees, and he is finding it almost impossible to find another job.
    Stimulus money is going to all the wrong people.

    Our health insurance cost has increased, and now I see that the WH no longer thinks that women need mamograms.

    I think that Obama and the rest of the Democratics, Clinton and Gore included are are really no better than horse thieves and are trying to strip this nation of any thing they can get, and walk away like Clinton's staff walked away with all the W.'s at the White House.

    (Ever find ut how much that little prank cost the nation in unnecessary repairs?)

    November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  206. nyle mcmartin

    Hell yes I would vote for him again, the memories are still pretty bright of the past administration, which of them was the bright lite? They give this country away. tough job to try and save it.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  207. T. White

    YES. I believe his efforts alone are amazing. Unfortunately, a large percentage of our own people want to see him fail. Seemingly and thankfully, a nearly equal percentage want to see him succeed, if it takes 8 years to do it, I am willing to cast my vote for him a second time.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  208. Orlando

    With no doubt Jack. Mr. Obama is in fact looking out for the American people. I trust him for the most part in many issues facing our country today. His ways of handling things astound me even more as months pass by. We definitely put the right guy in the Oval Office and I'm sure he'll be the right one come 2012. Go Obama!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  209. dick

    NO incumbent . king or zarr

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  210. Dan

    No I wouldn't. He still has some time to prove himself but his inexperience and socialistic doctrine have made an impact on our economy and society and neither are positive.

    Yes, he has inherited a great deal of this mess from Bush and I gave him the benefit of the doubt in the beginning.....Yes, he has also probably done some good in "changing our image" globally (I'm sure that's important to many).

    If given the option to vote to re-elect or keep him in office today I would decline.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  211. Sara

    Obama has done alot in the last year...Stem cell Research..Women's Equal Pay... He didn't give out stimulus money blindly like Bush and Paulson did. Do people even remember how our country was turning into a downward spiral until he was elected? He is a well read person, he gets us. In short..yes im going to vote for him again...

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  212. RW

    Indeed- Re-elect, because we were drowned with the Bush and gang, gung ho attitude that got the world aiming to destroy our existence and President Obama is rebuilding our standing with diplomacy and dialog.

    Roland DC

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  213. Brian

    Hi Jack, from watching your segments, I believe that you and I are on the same side of most issues. But as a political journalist, and therefore a social scientist, you should know better than to pose this type of question. I'll bet you the farm that the vast majority of those who voted for President Obama a year ago, would vote for him again (myself included). And as for those Americans who did not, well, they would not. As you stated, real national change takes time, and intelligent voters know that it takes much more than one year. So instead of feeding into our impatient culture and mindset, I think it would be much more constructive to ask this question around three years from now.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  214. Chris Comeau

    Absolutely. The systemic problems President Obama is tackling are almost without precedent. We are all very naive if we thought everything would be "fixed" 10 months in. Much progress has been made in putting the country back on track to a healthy, sustainable economy, restoring the rule of law at home, and improving our relations with the rest of the world. But all of that takes time. And he has brought us closer to universal health care (which the rest of the developed world already has) than any President - ever. And as important as these strides foreward is the renewed sense that "we are all in this together." Lets set partisanship aside and as Americans work together to solve these problems. Obama is only one hard working, dedicated person. A great nation requires many.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  215. Bonnie Cunha

    Yes, I would vote for President Obama one year later. He is doing a very good job with the mess he was left with from the former President.
    He has not even been in office ten months.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  216. Jon S.Pridham

    Jack as always it would depend on who the other party would be running as his opponent.
    Now if we had the same contest as we had one yr. ago there is no question, the answer is yes. It is so nice not to be ashamed of the foriegn policy of our country, and dispite the constent opposition from the the party of "NO!" he has made head way in our dosmestic policy.
    Jon
    Kittery,ME

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  217. Brandy LaBrie

    I would definately vote for president Obama for a second term. He has showed that he wants the right things for the American people and he and his administration are working really hard to get there. He is only human and of course he is not going to be able to get everything he wants done, but he is the only one taking steps in that direction. It seems hard to get things done when other political figures do not like what he is doing for us. Bush didn't do much to help the American people but we have the problem with the person who does!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  218. Jim H

    He's better than anything the Republicans are likely to nominate, although if Hilary were to run in the primaries I would vote for her (again). He needs to stop coddling the Republicans. They will vote against his proposals, no matter what they are, so the negotiations should be with the conservative wing of the Democratic party. Like too many post Vietnam liberals, there is too much "if we sit down and talk we can all get along." Republicans he could talk to have been driven out of the party or into hiding.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  219. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Yes!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  220. John

    Absolutely! Only an idiot or a Tea Bagger would fail to realize the mess he left with takes time to clean up. The hate-filled wingnuts just want to destroy Obama.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  221. Robert Parrott

    Yes, without hesitation. He is still a breath of fresh air in a political system that appeared to be increasingly dominated by special interest groups for the last 30 years. He appears to be truly supporting all the ideals that most American embrace. He is striving to implement nealy all of changes that he campaigned on. Most of his opposition would oppose anything that he proposes or supports. I encourage him and his supporters to perservere!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  222. Dana

    Looks like the Dems need a Super Duper Majority (70+) in order to get something done!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  223. George in CA

    Pardon the typo in previous comment:

    Just post this: "Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?"

    George

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  224. John

    The GOP(Govenrment Oppressing People) almost destroyed our country. Led by Bush and Cheney. Hopefully, President Obama can put it back together. Thank God, Americans finally came to their senses. Thankyou.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  225. David Clark

    YOU BETCHA'!!! Especially considering the alternatives. Can you imagine if McCain had won the election? His knee-jerk reactionary style would have us in North Korea and Iran and on the brink of invading Pakistan. He would have FIRED all the CEO's at ALL the banks on Wall Street... so, YES... I would HAPPILY re-elect Barak Hussein Obama.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  226. Jesse Uriah

    Would I vote for Obama again? We will see how I feel in 3 more years. However if the election was coming up and the President only got a short term in office I absolutely would. In the “real-time” culture we live in people have less and less fortitude these days. People will find something to whine about no matter what, we are a nation of complaining nit pickers. Don’t forget Obama seems to have stopped the bleeding in the economy for the time being, Health Care Bill passed for kids, the lift of the stem cell research ban and pledge to pull out of the bog that is Iraq. The lift of the stem cell research ban means a great deal to me as my mom has M.S.
    Jesse Uriah
    Minneapolis MN

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  227. Jackie

    Absolutely. He is not a superman. He inherited a total disaster that took 8 yrs. to develope. I wouldn't expect him to fix it all in 10 mo.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  228. Paige

    Of course, this country has been through so much in the past decade. It wouldn't matter who the president was, change would be long and slow. I feel confident standing next to Obama and his ideas of "hope"

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  229. nancy

    yes i would. he came into this office with this country in a mess. he has said over and over again that the fix would not happen over night. it will take time. and, yes, the problems have gotten worse, the problems were bad to begin with. i have not for one minute regretted my vote.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  230. larry

    Of course I would vote for him again. This is like A Robin Hood situation. Would you want Robin Hood on your side, who works for the poor or The Sheriff of Nottingham (Republicans) who are only interested in taking from the poor to pad their own pockets. This is a no-brainer. I mean get real!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  231. Mike Leppla

    Yes with the mess he was left to deal with,he is doing a good job. I am 62 years old, I was a moderate republican for all of my voting life, and there does not seem like there is any place for me in that party

    November 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  232. Arnold

    Yes, definitely. He is not only our best hope, he is our only hope, to deal with all the problems he inherited. He is our President for God's sake. Who else is it going to be? The "just say no" Republicans need to stop being obstructionists and make an effort to help him. Shouldn't that be their policy if they really want to put our country first as they always claim?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  233. Annette of Aurora, CO

    I certainly would re elect President Obama one year later. No matter how you and the RepubNuts try to spin his presidency thus far, I am one with a long memory. The RepubNuts and Bush got this country into a huge mess and 10 months later you expect him to have turned this country around when it took 8 years for the RepubNuts to drive this country in the ground? Don't think that because I have been quiet it in any way signals a withdrawal of my support for President Obama. After observing the leading RepubNuts like Bachmann, Foxx, Boehner, and so on, it is quite evident that we will need stronger strategies that deal with liers.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  234. Julie

    Absolutely!! and Again!
    Has anybody did an analysis or forecast of what would have been if the election did turn the other way around????????

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  235. From Cross the Lake.....

    you people need to get a life. I watched you for years under the old regime and nary a word about the god awful job the republicans did but almost every day since he's been elected you've been all over obama give it a rest jack enough already, Give it and him a rest!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  236. mark pribble Anna Illinois

    Hey Jack, buy a calender. It's been ten months. Yes i would vote for him again. The voters wanted change Obama said he would change, the problem is no one else in Washington DC. wants to change, they all want it to stay the same. THE CORRUPTION CONTINUOUS

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  237. Lisa in GA

    Yes Jack I would, I think he is doing a swell job, especially with the republicans opposing everything he tries to do. With the mess Obama is dealing with such as unemployment, healthcare, 2 wars, gay rights, and the party of no... he has to be strong the strongest President I have ever seen, if he can take this kind of pressure and not make irrational decisions.... if he does decides to run again.. he still has my full support!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  238. Yeshiembet/Yeshi

    Of course I will vote for the President after one year. Please don't forget the President is human being he cannot make a miracle. As we read in the Bible he cannot change water into wine. Otherwise, he is doing outstanding job in his power. At times things get rough and tough from different angles, but everyone in general have responsibilities to overcome this hard situation with unity and positive attitude.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  239. Carl

    NO...people wake up! Stop makeing Obama sound like our hero, He hasn't been and never will be!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  240. Shawn

    Yes I would. He really won the election, without a doubt. Bush should be in prison along with Dick C. What did Bush Sr. mean when he said, "if the American people knew what we've done, they would hunt us down and lynch us"?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  241. fred

    Yes, Jack consider the alternative. John McCain would have died under the stain of all the pressures that has confronted president
    Obama, and we would have Palin as president.

    Fred
    SC

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  242. David Given

    In a heartbeat! He is the most decent, hardest working, honest President we have had in the White House, in several years! He was handed a ton of problems when he walked into the oval office and he is working his backside off in dealing with then. He already has my vote for the next term!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  243. Humerto

    Yes I would vote for Obama It's been a long time since we had a president that we can be proud of @ his worse he better than any of the alternative

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  244. tom

    hell yes! If you chowderheads can remember, the Bush administration wrote the budget that just ended less than a month ago. President Obama hadn't even been elected when the budget was created! So, for all the republicans who are now so fiscally responsible, remember who got us into this mess. Stand up and take responsibility for once in your lives!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  245. Anthony - Los Angeles, CA

    (forgot to put city)

    Jack....how about a litany of all the things he has accomplished in only ten months as POTUS. In answer to your question – in a heartbeat!! I didn't expect miracles; I expected a President who cared enough about this country to at least attempt to reverse the trend of the last eight years, and he has definitely delivered...

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  246. Geneva

    ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY!

    He had such a mess awaiting him and he has tackled it ALL with grace and class. He is so thoughtful, understanding, compassionate and incredibly intelligent. He represents us well, how refreshing!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  247. Liz Sutherland Riney

    I would vote again for President Obama in a heart-beat!
    This president came into office with the country in the biggest mess, on almost any front one can mention, since the 1930s. One might have asked why anyone would want to take on this almost impossible job.
    At almost every turn the opposition in Congress is in fact, in opposition. We have effective gridlock on almost every major subject. I am often appalled that there are so many in the opposition who so clearly do not have the best interests of the American people at heart. How do they stay in power? Are Americans paying attention to what is really going on in this country?
    It took the Bush Administration 8 years to boldly drag the nation into this quagmire. Surely we have an attention span longer than one year to give our President the time to be thoughtfully cautious on critical issues and the support he needs to do what is right for the nation.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  248. Dr. Murphy

    President Obama's approach to domestic and international policies are grossly disappointing and would not attract my vote for re-election as President of the United States of America.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  249. Dave in Arkansas

    Yes, I would vote to re-elect Mr.Obama as I think he is doing an outstanding job. He took over the office with a lot of messes to be cleaned up and appears to be making progress on many fronts. I hope now he will get us out of Afganistan.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  250. Jordan

    Jack,

    The poor guy has been in office only ten months and was handed an economy I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. If I were Obama I would take a pass on a second term. Take this job and shove it.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  251. charles lisnet

    I am glad you mentioned all that is on president Obama's plate, from the deficit to healthcare and the 2 wars. Let us just stop a minute, 95 % was inherited and we want everything to be fixed just like that. I would like to give him some more time. Besides he is also dealing with an inapt congress. We have become a nation of critics and there is no responsibility attached to that and that we have plenty of it.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  252. Ginger from Florida

    I certainly would vote for him again....and again. Those hypocrites with the memory of children should quiet their lashing tongues and turn over one empty palm to slap it with the other. President Obama is doing his best. He did not promise overnight miracles. Do not forget who got us into this mess besides OURSELVES...those who complain of BIG government, yet supported the BIG business that owned the government under the past administration. What is the difference between the two? One word...HONESTY. The "lack of meaningful progress" is not coming from the Oval Office. How quiet the judges were hiding under their Bush. President Obama is the best President of this democratic country that we have had in a long, long time. You know it already, Jack, so stop fueling those flames to make the silent majority not so silent.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  253. Angela

    Absolutely!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  254. Craig Rossiter

    You bet I would vote for him again. President Obama's critics either accuse him of doing to much, or doing to little. I believe that he is doing his best to do the right thing. The criticism over the delay in an Afghanistan policy would be criticism over moving too quickly if the decision had come earlier. I am thankful that he is taking a thoughtful approach to foreign policy. And I totally support his efforts to reform health care. I just hope it goes far enough to make that care virtually universal.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  255. JAY TALMAGE

    Hi Jack, In answer to your question the answer is absolutly yes......And I think we shjould stop net picking about how much he has or hasn't gotton done and start protecting him from these right wing hoodlums that are trying to distroy him....

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  256. Renee Harris

    We should all give Mr Obama until the end of 2010 before we start thiking about his reelection. We just removed the Republican Party after 8 years of their administration. They are responsible for the failed wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and it was under their administration that the economy tanked. They did nothing to change the soaring costs of Health Care or to force the Insurance Companies to be more competitive. Nor did they tackle immigration.The cost of the two wars and the tax breaks given to the wealthy under Mr Bush was not added into the 1.6 trillion debt that Mr Obama inherited. Now they have all the answers. As far as making a change, it takes two and it is patently obvious that the Republicans have no interest in meeting Mr Obama half way.. ....Renee/ Independent

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  257. Marie

    Hell, no! I did not vote for him before, why would I vote for him now?He has made a mess of this country and I hope the voters are taking notes for the next election!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  258. Mike G.

    Yes Jack. I think this country needed a major overhauling. The illusion is that he hasn't done anything worth re-electing him into a second term for. However, time will be the ultimate judge on how much he would deserve my vote. What is a barometer but a measurement over TIME? The problem is that not everyone takes well to change, but I for one will be voting for his brand of change; and it won't be because it's the "trendy" thing to do either.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  259. Wayne

    Absolutely yes! President Obama has worked diligently towards cleaning up the huge mess left by the previous administration. Why stick ourselves with another republican administration that will only return us to making the mess bigger again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  260. Mary

    No! I would not vote for Obama again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  261. Nancy, Grand Ledge,MI

    Absolutely!! Consider the alternative! John McCain's economic advisor, Sen. Phil Gramm, played a major role in our economic crisis when he slipped the repeal of Glass -Steagal into a bill. Since then, the banks have been gambling our money away. Who knows what else he might have de-regulated. President Obama is at least trying to clean up the mess Bush left! He had a lot of cleaning to do! Give him time!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  262. Katie Gonzalez

    Yes, I would vote for Mr. Obama again! He has been the best president we have had in a long time! I don't think I could be as calm as he is when responding to unjust comments made by some republicans and news medias about him and his policies. He is a man of great integrity!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  263. G. Tolliver

    Yes, definitely I would re-elect Obama. I expect positive changes over the term of his Presidency, not instant results.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  264. smith

    Yes, Obama is doing an outstanding job given the mess he inherited from the Bush/Cheney 8 years. The Bush/Cheney years bankrupted us with the outrageous Iraq war, and wasted the 8 years and our tax dollars by transferring our troops to Iraq rather than leaving them in Afghanistan. Our image was left in tatters and our tax dollars wasted. Obama is articulate, intelligent and caring of all humanity. The Republicans are trying their best to have him look like a failure, but he will overcome their lies! With Limbaugh and Glenn Beck calling him a Nazi and Communist, we will be fortunate if they don't get him assassinated! Shame on them, they have no conscience.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  265. Rene

    100% YES...I would vote for our President again! Republicans are not to be trusted! That is why our Country is in so much MESS! Republicans do not have respect for anyone; not even themselves! They spend their time ridicuding others yet they can not think of one thing to contribute to clean up the mess that they have made for the last eight years. McCain`s Campaign brought hate out again with the so called Joe the Plumber; which was a lie. Now that we have a President who is honest, caring about all people, Republicans are always trying to put our President and Democratic Party down showing no respect.
    Republicans need to get on board and work with our President and not against him. Democrats never behave this way.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  266. Paul

    He might not have done everything he said he was going to do but he hasn't made anything worse. There's no new wars. The economy hasn't had a new disaster above and beyond the state we're in now. I am scared however of the new breed of crazy republicans. Bush seems downright competent when compared to Limbaugh, Cheney and Steele.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  267. Brian, Seattle

    He was given a 3-wheeled burned out dumpster full of diseased stinking refuse by his predecessor and people are already whining that he hasn’t turned that dumpster into a 5 star hotel with solid gold flooring in less than a year. He has been slow with some promised changes such as throwing out Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and shutting down Gitmo. Additionally this economic crisis, which wasn’t his doing, has really put us into uncharted territory and whether it was under Obama or not the Fed would still be shooting in the dark for solutions and running up debt. All things considered I’d vote for him again.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  268. Exumab

    NO! We need a "Leader" in control of his party and determined to fulfill his promises. Not an over glorified, inept and totally ineffective, fork tongued smooth talking, Civil Servant. This isn't an administration, it's a Puppet Show. And I'm a Democrat!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  269. jennifer

    Yes I would, like anyone else there is a grace period on your job to allow you time to grasp your duties.
    He is not perfect. As time passes I feel he will get better and better in attacking our issues that we the people of the United States are facing.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  270. Ray - Michigan

    Jack, I absolutely would vote for him again. George Bush took 8 years to make this mess...two wars, housing market collapse, economic downturn, poor US image worldwide, and much more. Why do we expect President Obama to have all this cleaned up in one year?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:36 pm |
  271. J. Vaverka

    THAT IS A BIG NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He does a lot of talking but nothing ever seems to get accomplished. He has appeal but no substance.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  272. Sue From Idaho

    Yes, he is a class act and we need to give him time to get our country back to something we all want to live in.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  273. marilyn kammerer

    Yes, I and my husband would vote again for President Barrack Obama. We think he is doing a great job despite all the pranks and mean comments the GOP are sending his way...he has a very big
    mess to clean up after the Bush/Cheney Mafia regime left us. God Bless this very brilliant man and leader.

    Marilyn & Bill Kammerer
    Torrance, CA. 90505

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  274. mary

    Are you serious? Where's the transparency he so often preached?
    My answer is hell NO!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  275. Manny

    He is tring to make America great,and American's to be repected . He
    came to this melt down economy and he's doing his best. It took eight
    years for this melt down by the Republicans, and YOU THINK it will
    take ONLY One year or Two it's CRAZY.

    I WILL VOTE TO RE-ELECT PRESIDENT OBAMA""""""""'

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  276. Siera

    YES! This is a man who wants to solve problems! He is trying to solve some of the hard issues that have been ignored by presidents who came before him. AND most importantly he go the ball rolling early on them, he did not put them off until his second and third year BUT, instead, he started right away, knowing that things take time to get through Congress, so if you want ANYTHING done in Congress, you have to start early. President Obama is thinking about what the the people need right now – ie, jobs, healthcare. AND at the same time, he is thinking about the future, a reason he saved GM, and Chrysler, and is also focused on America building a clean energy manufacturing base, that will produce jobs for American workers., jobs that cannoy be outsourced.
    A president that is think about the here and now, and also is thinking about what chnages will affect the future is what you want in a President, and that is exactly what we have right now!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  277. Conor in Chicago

    I am not disappointed in the President. Though many people won’t give him any credit he is following the most logical path with regards to just about every issue we face. In addition, he doing his best to couple these actions with some long term visions such as using stimulus money to try and get a green energy sector going (to name but one initiative). My problem is with the Congress and the Senate. Not because they are not walking goose-step with the President with everything; that would defeat their purpose. But mostly because they are putting their personal ambitions, their corporate benefactors, and their careers before the well being and in many cases the very will of the American people.

    I would vote for him again only because this country is doing and has been doing some serious soul-searching in the last few years. Someone has to have a vision for the future. I don’t think Obama’s vision is perfect and I don’t pretend to support him whole-heartedly-I don’t. But in the end, he is the only one out there that seems to have a good sense for what we need to do next as a nation. It’s too bad we are so divided-we could truly be a great nation again if we could just agree on anything.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  278. Stacey

    no deal...increasing unemployment, 49 million American's hungry, a confusing health care bill being stuffed down our throats...just because you may like Obama as a person, that doesn't make any of his policies more clear or his spending any less...but whats another trillion dollars right?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  279. David

    Yes without a doubt!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  280. JB

    Jack,

    Of course I'd vote for President Obama again, it's those parasites in Congress who are attached to the lobby leeches who are our main problems.

    Thank you Jack and Wolf for your no spin broadcasting.

    JB

    November 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm |
  281. Bill Drawbaugh

    YES ! YES! YES!!! He drew a sorry hand, but he has remained focused on solving the most immediate problems and following up with reform to make sure these problems stay solved. He has opened the process up to all our illustrious congressmen and many of them have responded by showing their ass. Hopefully he can now show leadership with more force and get a few things accomplished and be able to move on to the associated problems and give them the attention they deserve to bolster our recovery and reinvigorate the manufacturing sector that can sustain a real economy.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  282. michelle harding

    YES! Most definitely, I would vote for President Obama again! He is doing a good job with what he inherited. The economy has improved since he took office.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  283. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    Yes!

    Hope is seeing new possibility, and he still provides the new thoughts and imaginative solutions to our needs.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  284. Aja St.Louis, Missouri.

    Yes I will vote for President Barack Obama, any time, any where.
    He is a thoughtful problem solver.
    He inherited this mess, a lousy economy, two wars that should not have been started and completely mismanaged, a recession, bank failures, wall street crash. I think the GOP did not want to take the White House in 2008, they knew they had no clue as to how to clean up the mess. Through history they make the mess and the Dems come behind them and clean it up. Our president needs some time to make things work. Give him a break, shut up if you cannot come up with a helpful suggestion.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  285. charles pugliese

    Jack, this guy was a phony from the start,now the people that voted for him will see him for what he is. I hope the other democrats in power see the light and control him before its too late.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  286. Duane

    Yes, I would vote for Obama again. Where I sit, a lot of Americans hate each other. For the most part, We don't even wave or talk to our next door neighbor anymore. I am tired of the hating. I am tired of Republicans hating Democrats and Democrats hating Republicans. This is how the world outside America sees us and that may be why they hated us in the past. This is what has to change and it's the hate for America that Obama has at least been trying to change. I can support that!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  287. John,, Ny, NY

    Yes, he stands for all that we need to be headed towards.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  288. OBDAG in Appleton, WI

    Yes one year later I would vote to re-elect Obama to the posaition he currently holds. While I would prefer change were happening quicker than it has I feel the correct steps have been taken and it's only a matter of time for the changes to occur that many of us are looking for.Naturally I am disappointed that Afghanistan continues as an on-going problem but believe it is unfortunately a long-term problem that we must work on for a condiderable period of time since an easy solution does not seem possible.I might add that if I were to vote today for McCain, Palin, or Obama, Obama would again be my choice. Considering that McCain has vertually done nothing during this year and Palin just continues to put her foot in her mouth, Obama clearly is the best choice of the three.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  289. Ron from South Carolina

    Are you kidding Jack? Who else would have taken on all the problems that were left by the eight years of the Bush administration and is actually fixing things. The problem that Obama is facing is that the things he is fixing will take time to work through and get moving in the right direction. Americans are not patient people and then there is the bitter vindictive right and all there insane advocates that continue to use misinformation and untruths to blind the eyes of their followers.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  290. Diane Moore, Allen, Texas

    I don’t know...ask me again after: 1) Affordable Health Insurance Bill is signed into law; 2) Unemployment is below 6%; 3) Bail-out money to the “Big-7” is repaid; and 4) We capture and bring Osama Bin Laden to trial.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  291. Don

    Jack,

    I'm afraid that there is a very important question to be answered, before I can answer yours. Who–or what–is the alternative?

    So far, I think that Barak Houssein Obama is doing an excellent and competant job. He won the election. According to the Constitution, he is our President. He is acting in a manner that does credit to his office. I do not always agree with him, but he is MY President. (I wish that I could be similarly positive for his opposition.) I do expect that in four yearsthe USA will be in better shape–if he is allowed to lead.

    For GW-ites, I don't ever expect to have a beer with the President of the US–so his personality is of no consequence to me-only the future of this country.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  292. Barbara Kight

    I would vote for Obama again!
    It seemes people are expecting a miracle, everything fixed right now.
    Thier personal needs are very important but we all need to take one step back and look at All of the problems Obama is working to fix.
    He has met with people who want him to fail so long as they can keep lining thier pockets and don't care how many people it hurtes on top of it all.
    We do need a miracle........
    It wouldn't hurt to pray for Obama to succeed in all that will help our nation.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  293. Duane

    Yes I would vote for Obamam again, and again and again.

    Where I sit, a lot of Americans hate each other. For the most part, We don't even wave or talk to our next door neighbor anymore. I am tired of the hating. I am tired of Republicans hating Democrats and Democrats hating Republicans. This is how the world outside America sees us and that may be why they hated us in the past. This is what has to change and it's the hate for America that Obama has at least been trying to change. I can support that!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  294. kristin fields

    Most definately, I would vote for Mr. Obama again. I would, however, make every effort to send him the message that he needs to listen to his constituents in the areas of health care/insurance reform, Afghanistan, and environmental concerns. Specifically, he needs to use his presidential power to make the changes We the People brought him to Washington to do.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  295. raymond williams

    i would not vote for pres. obama again, i don't agree wiyh his handling of our depression or his indecision about afganistan. i don't believe he is a good decision maker.he lacks management experience and it is starting to show early in his presidency.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  296. jane

    absolutely 1000 percent i will vote to re-elect President Obama. i will also work to get as many others to as well, as i did in 2008. i live in a die hard republican area in a county with almost nil black population. he is the first president in my lifetime (52 yrs old) that i respect as a man, father, husband, and patriot. i hope for 8 years then i dream that then we could have 8 more with President Michelle Obama.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  297. Jeannie

    Yes, absolutely! Obama has the integrity, intelligence, honesty, diplomacy, strength, and empathy I want in my president. Just as "Rome wasn't built in a day," the gross economical, political, and moral damage created by the Bush administration couldn't possibly be repaired in a mere year by anyone. If it can be repaired at all, I believe Obama is the one to do it.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  298. Jan

    If it meant keeping the Republications out of office, yes I would!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  299. john

    Absolutely. I would vote for him again, fu n a

    November 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  300. Dr. Murphy

    President Obama's approach to domestic and international leadership is profoundly disappointing. His decisions or lack of decisions on military matters and his weak response to terrorism offer little to no encouragement to many Americans. Therefore, I would not vote for him to serve a second term as President of the United States of America.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm |