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April 29, 2009
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Marc   April 29th, 2009 2:52 pm ET

He's doing a good job, but he needs more support from the government, that in the past thought to their own pleasure, rather than what is necessary for the people.
He is a man of the people, unlike Bush.

But I think the term of office of 4 years is to short ,to make up for the mistakes of Bush .

Bye bye from Belgium

Judy   April 29th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

I actually hear from a lot of people that "he could've done more so far" etc...but I think he's really doing fine and I think we must be extremely careful with judging here because the whole world is expecting SO much of him but he can't fulfil ALL the promises he made during his campaign, not in such a short time! And of course everybody will watch everything he's doing so closely that even the smalllest mistake will be made to appear big and that's the bad thing about it, I think!

Take care!
Judy, Germany

Sadman   April 29th, 2009 4:32 pm ET

Mr.Obama has done quite well, mainly with the economic recession. As a business student I think that his economic policies has some affect already and its showing signs of recovery, however his bailout plans are not quite perfect and need much thought. He needs more time and he is not a magician that he is going to fix everything in an hour or so. Lastly he is on the right track and just need support of both his subordinates and the people of USA too.

From Bangladesh

john davies   April 29th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

It is unfair and inappropriate for Obama's presidency to be compared with any previous presidency asides from that of Nixon.

For scholars of history, the reason for this is obvious, but for the scholars of the fnow and uture, i am quick to let them know that Obama is leading a nation that is looking up to it and the world at large is trusting Him for some ray of hope and as such needs shoulders broader than broad to effectively bear this burden.

Lets not forget, America is in a mess and Obama needs to be prayed for, encouraged, advised and supported for him to get the job done well.
Give him a break and let him get on with it.

Kenneth   April 29th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

Although it is difficult to rate the performance of any president as excellent, taking all things together and the peculiarity of the existing conditions under which his presidency started, i will say that he has done fantastically well. Excellent job!

Bill S   April 29th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

Tax,Spend.... higher taxes from all the careless spending.Who will bail out the USA ? China or the I -desk crew.

all4naija   April 29th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

I openly agree that USA has issues but, saying that Obama hasn't performed more than average in this hard time of Economic recession is totally absurd and distressful.

I think one thing is for sure that many people want to see the government succeed and that is enough for Americans to start thinking and co-operating with the administration. We, in the outside world are watching America on how this government is being handled. For sure, it will prove how Americans will be seen and treated in the world all over.

All4naija,
Nigeria.

skino   April 29th, 2009 7:33 pm ET

President Obama’s first 100 days has been an ambitious one. And what he has done that is of most significant to me is how he’s made the world to accept once again America’s leadership of the free world by making good on his campaign theme to reach out to both friends and foes to America by not only showing that a leader should listen like he’s demonstrated at the G-20 meeting in London and the gathering of the Americas, but also by reaching out to Cuba which decades of policy of isolation of past administrations has never helped in the relationship between the two countries.

Skino Bruce

Port Harcourt

Nigeria

osazee   May 1st, 2009 4:38 pm ET

i think president obama has done wounderfully in the usa and the rest of the word.e.g for leading the rest president of the word.he is able to demostrate the quality of a god leader

Laksiri Savi   May 12th, 2009 10:29 am ET

For the past 30 years LTTE which is a terror group has taken arms and threatened the souverinity of Sri Lanka. They are Killing people, using children and human bombs to destroy everything. They have not done anything to the benefit of tamil people( about 400,000) who were under thier control during past. The balance Tamils (1,600,000) in Sri Lanka living well eith sinhala community in the other parts of the country. Now the goverment has liberated 95% and the international comunity should allow the goverment to liberate the balance and destroy the terrorists and to have piece in the country.

MahesL   May 12th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

Considering the plateful of problems President Obama inherited he has done well for the US Economy, and ismoving in the right direction with regard to Health Care. The single thing that I find worrisome is his caving in to the propaganda of the Terrorist LTTE in Sri Lanka. His recent singling out of a Lankan Journalist Tissanayagam in his World Press Day speech was quite unwarranted when thats person had been found guilty in Sri Lanka of being in the pay of the LTTE, a proscribed organization in the USA. The disconnect between the US policy to bomb Afghanistan despite the "collateral" damage/killings of civilians, while the US criticises Sri Lanka for casualties occurring in the process of LIBERATING civilians held hostage by the LTTE raises questions about double standards and bullying of small countries which we thought would end with the CHANGE that came to Washington..
President Obama should keep in mind that there are Sri Lankan Americans who oppose Terrorism in Sri Lanka, but are silenced under threat from the most brutal terrorists in the world as declared by the FBI. Go to the link
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/jan08/tamil_tigers011008.html
The USA does not seem to act with one voice on the global issue of terrorism– Congress and the State Dept. do not seem to believe the FBI. The disconnect between US actions and what it demands of other countries, especially other democracies struggling to contain insurgents resorting to violence, is extremely worryisome.

Chandra F.   May 12th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

I worked diligently for candidate Obama, making telephone calls and traveling to Pennsylvania to canvas door to door for votes there. I am thrilled he is our President. He is intelligent, smart, calm during crises, and a wonderful, compasionate human being.
The problems with the economy or the worries about the future of Social Security and Medicare cannot be blamed on him. He has inherited a huge amount of problems from 8 years of Mr. Bush and his cronies.
The one thing I would like him to be aware of is the current situation in Sri Lanka. He and Mrs. Clinton should not believe the false propaganda of the powerful LTTE supporters. We who are peaceful Sri Lankan Americans cannot compete with the powerful and well financed propaganda machine that spreads vicious lies on their websites, e-mails and other electronic tools. The US government should insist that the Tigers must lay down their arms. They are more vicious than Al Quida. Tiger surrender will end this crisis.

Tuan Ghouse Arfin   May 14th, 2009 3:29 am ET

I think in order to come out this global economic recession president barack obama shoud not spend green buck on pakistan and agfanistan internal matters like george bush sent the us army to iraq spent several trillion of dollars thinking he can find wmd what he found ? nothing only lost of lives both sides likewise mr barack obama shoud not interfear with pakistan and agfanistan matters let them sort out there internal laws usa shoud not spend tax payers money on war why shoud do better things at home country and safe guard usa from outside world rather then going out of your country and protecting other country at usa tax payers money

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