March 25th, 2009
07:46 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 3/24/09

Editor's Note: Many of you had a lot to say following the president’s speech on Tuesday night. From accusations of baited questions to opinions on how he is doing in the first 100 days, viewers shared their thoughts openly. In response to Anderson’s question to the panel “is the president overexposed here” the majority responded with opinions that they believe he is not – they are happy to have a President who is articulate and seems to strive to keep America informed.

It is such a relief to have a President that can answer questions intelligently and is thinking and planning far into the future. Overexposure? I think not. I WANT to know what my President is thinking and doing. And frankly, contrary to what CNN and Anderson Cooper continue to say day after day, I am inspired by the President's thoughtfulness and think he's doing a great job.

I am disappointed in the CNN commentary after Obama's news conference. The problems were inherited from the Bush administration. I think the media wants a magic wand and all the problems disappear in a magical moment. The problems inherited by this President will take some time to work out just like FDR. I would feel better about the media if they wouldn’t expect an immediate miracle.

When I heard Ed Henry’s question and saw CNN, I was elated – I may watch some CNN from now on…Thanks Ed, and keep it up!!!!!!!!

It's all well and good that you now pledge to keep this President and his administration honest, but it will ring hollow if you don't keep your pundits equally honest. In the name of fairness, let’s check on their honesty the very same way. We stand to learn something.

As far as I’m concerned, no matter how “good” it sounds, it’s still just talk until we actually see “change”.

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  1. BJ Roland

    Can the media please move on to the REAL OUTRAGE.
    While we can all agree that executives at a failing company should not receive a bonus what about our elected officials in Washington – and every state for that matter. Where is the outrage at all the benefits they receive – wouldn't you just LOVE TO VOTE YOURSELF a raise? That's what they do. How about a fact finding trip to Aruba? They do it all the time – on your dime. How about a sweet pension? The same group that passed the law that allowed companies to end private pensions. Shouldn't Congress join the 401K club? How about completely free medial for the rest of their lives? Isn't it time they started paying the same premiums you and I pay? Why do we not see the outrage in any of this? It's time to vote these guys out of their jobs – especially Barney Frank, Dodson and all the others on the Finance Committee who stood by while we got into this mess – what were they doing? Probably on a fact finding trip in Aruba.

    March 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm |
  2. Greg Nash

    I am Canadian and i watch CNN all the time.Pres/Obama has been in office just over 60 days now and everyone wants him to fix everything all at once.Well he can't,but given time you Americans will find out just the kind of person he really is.Yes he has made a few mistakes,but this shows that he is only human. This man will be one of the greatest Presidents of all time. Just lighten up on him!!!!!!

    March 25, 2009 at 11:20 am |
  3. Marilyn from MO

    The President is also right that we need to do energy reform, healthcare reform, and try to fix our education system. I realize David Gergen thinks the President is trying to do too much at once, but if not now, when? We've had other administrations promise these reforms and then they have done nothing. I believe that in the long run we will save money and grow the economy. Do we have to wait until gas is $5 a gallon again, or none of us has healthcare?

    March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am |