February 25th, 2009
07:49 AM ET

Sound off: Your comments 2/24/09

Editor's Note: Viewers of Tuesday night’s AC360° talked to us about President Obama’s State of the Union Address. The majority felt President Obama did an excellent job of it and they are hopeful for the future of America. Others complained about the speech by Governor Jindal calling it a “campaign speech.” They had much to say about many things – see some of their comments below, then tell us what you have to say:

I just started a new position too, and, I have to accept responsibility for the actions of my predecessor, as if I was there all along. Would love it if the President could step up as well rather than continuously reminding us he "inherited" this....

I work 2 jobs; my husband works shift work and a lot of OT so that we can make enough money to pay our mortgage, pay off our debt (that we built when we were out of work) and try to save money. Do we just sit back and watch irresponsible people get rewarded at our expense? Not sure I like the equity in this plan...

I feel the President did an excellent Job! He is for the American people; I feel Mr. President Obama is the best president we have Had! God bless Him! for example, his concerns are better education, and better jobs! Like I said God Bless him.

I am so disappointed in your decision to include a campaign speech by Governor Jindhal. I'm hoping that this wasn't an attempt to provide fair and balanced programming by giving the republican point of view after the President gave his State of the Union speech. Governor Jindahl is boring and I doubt anyone beside those living in Louisiana cared what he had to say. Is this the new direction of the network? I hope not!

The President's speech was inspiring! His enthusiasm, his sincerity, his intellect all blend together to create hope and confidence in our government. He exudes a positive attitude despite a dismal economy...he brings us together to work toward a promising future.

I think that President Obama speech was on point. Obama spoke to us everyday families. we know that it’s going to take everyone us to pull together and not let politic stand in our way.

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  1. dennis w marshall

    I felt President Obama's speech last night was noteworthy in the overview of the countries present condition. I was sickened by the behavior of the congress. Like school yard children choosing sides, the Democrats leaping up clapping and smiling and the republicans siting sour faced on the loosing side. This is not about winning or loosing, it is about the USA and its people. Will it ever change?

    February 25, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  2. Carl a small business owner

    It is interesting that when any Republican disagrees with Mr President they are out of line.

    How about raising taxes on all democrats that think this is such a good idea. Watch how many jump ship.

    The mood is of elation within the democratic party, kind of like a shop alcoholic. What are the dems going to do in 6 months when they can't find another way to pass another bill spending billions. Like the shop alcoholic the mood will change to dispair and then to blaming the Republicans.

    What excatly does pull together mean?

    What does Joe American do through 2009 until these jobs are created?

    I placed an ad on Craigslist to replace an employee and within 4 hours I had 250 responses to a $10.00 per hour job.

    February 25, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  3. Palmer

    The only part of the State of the Union speech was stopping the practice of tax breaks for businesses shipping jobs overseas. Everything else....it remains to be seen.

    February 25, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  4. Felicia S

    I believe President Obama did an incredible job of making sure the people understood his iconcerns for the country and how he plans to navigate the country toward improving them. However, I am so disappointed that the Governor from Louisiana had the audacity to come after him with what seemed like a close copy of what President Obama had just said. I find it interesting that the Governor kept referring to Louisiana as the "best example" of how our country should be. Has he seen New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina?? There are many dilapidated houses with numbers and mold in the 9th ward. You can see where holes are in the roofs of houses of people who tried to get out of their flooded homes during the storm. It's saddening!! Some homeowners never even returned to the city to clean up! And the Governor is saying what??? It looks like everyone just disappeared from an entire region of the city. The Governor needs to clean up his own back yard before he "pops" out for a rebuttal. Louisiana still has work to do!! I heard Obama last night, but I don't think many Republicans understand that a plan has to be implemented. Yes, you can criticize and sit on you hands, but when are they going to roll up their nicely starched shirts and get to work. Stop the games and get busy!!!

    February 25, 2009 at 11:13 am |