February 13th, 2009
03:45 PM ET

President Obama: Crash a 'terrible tragedy'

President Obama reacts to the Buffalo plane crash and talks about meeting one of the victims just days ago.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Als

    The rep-had enough time to read the recovery bill . CNN reporter read it in one day. They had a couple of weeks. Lou Dobbs is falling for their excuses. The rep-dem are living in a different world. The American people are living in the real world. The recovery bill is on line . Lou Dobbs need to interview somebody who wants the President to fail. Rush Limbach the head of the rep- party.

    February 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm |
  2. KAREN

    Its a shame this lady died in a plane crash just like her husband did,and eight years apart ,but hopefully shes with him now in heaven,and realy it would be so nice if we could receave a nice free check from are govermeant,like 5,000.00 a peace this wood help alot.

    February 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  3. Johnnice Ulmer

    Why is it ok for your reporters to call our president just "Barack Obama" or "Obama" instead of calling him "President Barack Obama" or "President Obama"? I have watched CNN for a long time and I never once heard anyone in your organization refer to President Bush as just "George Bush" or "Bush" while he was in office. Why is it so hard to show President Obama the same respect? Please take notice and give President Obama his proper respect. And if you don't believe what I am saying, just go back and review some of the news programs since was elected president.

    February 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm |
  4. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    If President Obama were president of Brazil, and the airplane crash had been in Brazil, certainly have a handful of people saying that the airplane crash came in handy to divert attention from the failures of President Indications for the first step.

    But thank God, President Obama is in the ¤First World¤ and the breaking news will be not only about airplane crash today and ¤Raw Politics¤ will not be left to the background.

    February 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  5. Jamian

    I'm not sure if this was an actual press conference for the plane crash, Luis, but if it was, I think Obama is trying to say that things ARE gonna be different from the last administration and the President is actually going to respond to disasters.

    February 13, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  6. Joe G. (From Illinois)

    It might be an amazing observation to some.. That some deaths are considered OK and don’t even make the news.. Like one’s that are pure evil or in which you are in control.. Like Abortion for example.. But others in which neither you nor the devil is in control are considered bad. Just makes you think about who’s that next door neighbor of yours that waives at you in the morning! Doesn’t it?

    February 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  7. Luis

    Of course it's a tragedy. A lot of stuff are tragedies. Why does it need a news conference to assure these journalist that Obama thinks this crash is a tragedy.

    I know that Obama knows it's a tragedy. It doesnt take a news confrence to reassure me of this.

    Next ....

    February 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm |