February 17th, 2009
08:23 AM ET

What's next for the President?

Guest host John King talks with his panel about what President Obama's plans will be after he signs the stimulus bill.

Filed under: David Gergen • John King • Raw Politics
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Jack Marietta GA

    I needed to thank You for Your opinion about the cartoon that the NY Post's Sean Delonas published. But I must also ask You if You don't think that Sean is one of the "cowards" to which Our new Attorney General was refering?
    Keep up the good work. I always enjoy Your comments, level headedness and gentelman manners when You are working with any of the programs on CNN.

    February 19, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  2. Enrique

    about four years ago my wife and I got 2 interest-only variable-rate HELOC loans, one for 56k and one for 200k, to purchase a 1bd/1ba conversion condo listed at 256k here in San Diego, Ca. There have been multiple foreclosures in our complex and as of this month some condos have sold and are listed for around 100k. That puts us 156k underwater. We have never been behind on payments and we both have great credit scores with good incomes. I am wondering if there may be any help coming from bailouts or stimulus bills for people in our situation, I've heard there's millions of us like this.

    February 18, 2009 at 3:04 am |
  3. Ike Ukwuoma

    To make consumers spend money from this S-package, spread the wealth around by giving Gift certificates for purchase of products that are made by American manufacturers. For example to boost sales,and manufaturing of refrigerators, give 50% gift certificate to people who want to buy. The incentive will make help them buy, and the demand for refregerators will rise, the companies will want to produce more therefore hire more workers, sellers will see a boom and hire sales people, delivery truckers will get business and it spirals on. Cash incentive will not make people buy. People are owing and the money will be gone before you even get it or they save it and money is not in circulation. Spread the wealth this way and revive the economy

    February 17, 2009 at 11:46 pm |
  4. Richard Elefson, Jr

    Dear Mr. Gergen,

    President Obama "talks" about U.S. energy independenance. I live in a rural state (North Dakota), and the speed limit is 75MPH. The big suv's you see are using a horrendous amount of fuel at 75. In my own personal vehicle, when the national speed limit was 55MPH, my fuel economy was almost 45MPG! When I do 75MPH, my fuel economy drops by over 15mpg! It would not be popular in all the rural states, but by lowering the federal speed limit BACK to 55mph would save THOUSANDS of gallons of fuel almost immediately. Another item, as a retired over-the-road truck driver, if the federal government would require "soot collectors" on all diesel engines, this would make a huge difference in the amount of pollutants from diesel engines. (Drive down the highway, and you can see the black soot diesel engines expel; this is due to the parafin for valve lubricant). Soot collectors being required by law would add to the operating costs, but they would have immediate results in reducing pollution...as well as creating jobs here in the U.S. manufacturing soot collectors. I may be just an "average joe american," but these two issues could have a tremdous immediate impact on our enviroment, fuel reduction, and creation of jobs.

    February 17, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  5. wardell Katrina Survivor

    Anderson, THANKS again for your coverage of the aftermath of Katrina, what I like about you is that you dig a little bit deeper.WHERE'S THE MONEY,the president will be very occupied trying to undo some of Gerge Bush and Dick Chenet's MESS, it's a shame a young brilliant man has to spend his time cleaning up,behind GREEDY,SELFISH,individuals,they show they didn't car about our children when they started that war, their children, didn't have to go,they took enough MONEY, so their children don't have to worry,somebody should go to jail, and I don't mean the little fish, foolow the money.The president will have his hands full, and republicans will try to make it look like this was his doing.WAKE-UP AMERICA,ask yourself WHERE IS THE MONEY???God help US. China is on the way. The enemy is within.They chose GREED over GREATNESS. Dan Rather loss his job digging,their not in controll anymore, dig Anderson DIGGG. God bless ALL OF YOU.

    February 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm |
  6. Canadian mom

    He'll soon be isiting us in Canada where he has a higher approval rating than at home. (-:

    It's a pity the conservatives blocked a motion agreed to by all the other parties to invite him to speak in parliament. An invitation would have been respectful even if it were declined.

    With prime Minister Harpers recent shenanigans Canadians need all the symbols of hope and honesty they can get, and will be lining the streets in the cold for just a glimpse of Obama. Obama is wise enough to understand the historical dangers of protectionism that lead to the great depression. Hopefully he will be able to navigate these waters despite the natural impulse to "buy american", and avoid trading wars with American's largest export market.

    February 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm |
  7. alberto

    He needs to bailout the car company if they have an plan,also change the plan in the war its time for some of our soldiers to come home to see their families now,america is an little bit safer now these countries need to stand up for their freedom as we did.Fix the trade market between countries its not good.If we help each other in the market it would help the economic in some countries.Fixing the economic in america only is not going to fix the problem.The economic is good when countries,also down the prices on some goods and people will buy more remember wars cost money and people get hurt money wise and life.

    February 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

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