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January 20, 2010
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Marc Bruggen   January 20th, 2010 2:46 pm ET

I answered no, how can he put everything right in 1 years, what the former president has destroyed in 8 years.

Bye bye from Belgium.

Brendon Carr   January 20th, 2010 3:30 pm ET

He's been an abject, laughable failure, actually. But then I (along with Hillary Clinton!) always recognized Barack Obama as a flim-flam man - the fun here is watching all the suckers who voted for the guy wake up to the realization they've been had.

James Landay   January 20th, 2010 3:31 pm ET

He has done quite well this year considering the incredible problems the last administration left him with (an economy on the brink of collapse, two wars, etc.) The area that he has not done well in is in the politics of governing. Like many prior Democratic president's this administration is not doing a good job of selling their vision and they are easily upended by misinformation from the right wing of the Republican party. They need to make their messages on healthcare and other issues simpler and stay on point.

stanley ojo   January 20th, 2010 3:41 pm ET

obama the black man is god send de first one year is so good and i love he and i whit he to love nigeria will i not torris

Nirlesh Patel   January 20th, 2010 3:46 pm ET

People should understand what he has inherited from previous administration, two wars and the best economy (if you know what i mean) and based on that he should be judged.

He is trying his best if GOP let him do it. GOP has learned the politics of south east asian countries, cash the votes at any cost.

God help President OBAMA and USA.

Laura   January 20th, 2010 4:08 pm ET

Yes, I do. He HAS had some setbacks but he sees the bigger picture. I love him and think Americans are fortunate to have him for a President!

Pascal, Germany   January 20th, 2010 6:21 pm ET

Every candidate has to make promises to get elected, so works the system. but it is not only barack's own will that makes bills win or fail. It is also the responsibility of the other political parties to choose for their people or for political unrest.

Charla Reedy   January 20th, 2010 6:30 pm ET

This poll should also ask if you are a U.S. citizen. It is our grandchildren and their children who will be paying the trillions of dollars in debt Obama has burdoned us with, not the rest of the world.

Esther Leder   January 21st, 2010 6:37 am ET

Dear Mr. President,

I wish you for the next year good handling with your great jobs you have to do and nobody should beleave that you can start a wonder!

Thot   January 21st, 2010 2:55 pm ET

We all know that when Obama took his presidency he found the USA in a messy situation, aggravated later by the messy economic situation USA and World got wrapped on.
Only if he had magic powers he could fix everything in 1 year. But there were situations and measures that he could have shown a more strong hand, especially in the foreign matters. I still feel very confused about what are his intentions over the Middle East crisis, and very disappointed that, for not had the courage to come with a better plan for the climate pact in Copenhagen.
His famous expressions on election the campaign: “change” and “Yes, we can” start to look like being blown away by the wind.
I understand he has along and hard path ahead of him, but I wish he stood more fore he fight fore during the campaign.
Sometimes standing to our values and what we believe is right path means loneliness. President Obama sometimes looks frail in taking that path.
He should look more for the examples of Martin Luther KIng and Mandela. Men that didn't had afraid to fallow the path they believed in, even if they payed a big price for it.

Themba   January 21st, 2010 10:34 pm ET

I belivie mr Obama has done the great work for US,for eg econome stability for US. Themba from Pretoria South Africa

Fred Brun   January 22nd, 2010 8:38 am ET

Obama has done fairly well considering what he has inherited from the Bush clique. He underestimated the powers in the US who are against his Middle East policy. He should have learned from what they are doing to Carter. He underestimated the specials interest groups who fight reform on Health care. He underestimated the lack of education of the general population ( for some reason Cheney understood this clearly ). To say Health care was not sufficiently discussed, when it had been for the last 60 years, is just ignorance. To say that it was socialism is just ignorance. To claim that you have the best health care system in the world ( you are 37th on the quality of health care provided list and have the highest infant mortality in the West ) is just ignorance. The rich definitely receive very good services!
Can Obama turn things around? I doubt it because the congress and senate are in the pockets of special interest groups. Long term interests for the American public is never on the political agenda, what counts is to rack in as much booty in the few years they are in public office. If they are thrown out by the so called electorate, they are still well connected.
The right wing nuts, special interest groups, religious fanatics and racists are in a frenzy, crawling out of their rat holes, to destroy this President. Look what they are still doing to President Carter and he is out of office for many years. For someone like Obama to have a chance requires the ethical and drastic revision of the American financial and political systems. Finally, for the electorate to vote in a knowledgeable fashion, education has to be made a national priority. Someone like Obama will then have a chance.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 24th, 2010 6:13 pm ET

IT will certainly take a number of years in order for President Obama to turn the ship of America around from the abyss the previous Republican Administration steered American into.

The previous Republican party thru fear, lies and extortion brought America's economy to its knees, gutting essential services to pour vast sums into the pockets of their corporate masters and military contractors.

Starving the mouths of military war planners and shutting down two foreign wars is no easy task. It can also be dangerous if CIA officials remain loyal to former vice president Dick Cheney who would certainly attempt to make certain troops remain in Afghanistan for many additional years.

The longer President Obama remains in office, the better.

ANGELA S (FROM HAMILTON, ONTARIO)   January 27th, 2010 4:43 pm ET

JIM, I AM NOT SURE WHAT YOU AMERICANS WANT FROM YOUR PRESIDENT. I THINK HE IS DOING A LOT MORE THAN MOST. EVERYONE'S JUST MAD BECAUSE HE'S NOT PLAYING THE POLITICAL GAMES. HE SIMPLY DEALS WITH THE PROBLEMS. HE INHERITED A HORROR. ONLY ONE YEAR IN & YOU WANT HIM TO HAVE TURNED IT ALL AROUND! WOW! I GUESS YOU DO THINK HE IS A MIRACLE WORKER. BESIDES WITH THE REPUBLICANS BENT ON MAKING SURE HE DOES NOT SUCCEED, DO YOU REALLY EXPECT THAT THEY WILL NOT OPPOSE WHATEVER HE COMES UP WITH, JUST TO MAKE SURE, AS LIMBAUGH SAID, THAT HE WANTS OBAMA TO FAIL. THE REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON ARE SIMPLY DOING LIMBAUGH'S WORK FOR HIM. BY THE WAY, THE KKK LOVES IT TOO.
ANGELA, ONTARIO, CANADA

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