September 23rd, 2009
11:31 AM ET

Obama's NY week starts shakily

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/09/23/rollins.obama.new.york/art.ed.rollins.courtesy.jpg caption="Ed Rollins says some missteps got President Obama's week in NY off to a clumsy start."]
Ed Rollins

On the international stage, this week is President Obama's most important since taking office.

He arrived in New York on Monday and by the time he finishes chairing the Global Conference of 20 (world leaders) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this weekend he will have earned his pay check (not that a president doesn't earn it every week).

Unfortunately, the president stepped on his international story over the weekend when news surfaced that the White House had informed New York's Gov. David Paterson not to run for re-election and signaled that the White House wants Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to replace him.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Aaron, Huntsville, AL.

    Why do people always say "the president is not doing the hard work." How do they know? I will only believe that statement when someone that follows him around all day and sits in the oval office says it. On Republicans, all they know is if they do not understand something they must try to make you afraid of it. They have no real ideas. That's why they want unsustainable concepts to remain, because the last person that came up with them was a Republican.

    September 23, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  2. Rebekah

    Micheal McHugh I have to agree with you wholeheartedly. They act as if he created the turmoil this country is in.

    September 23, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  3. Graziano Marco Bracci

    Obama's "hybrid vigor" is wearing and quick!

    September 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  4. Heather,ca

    It seems he only cares about being popular , not doing the tough work of being president.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  5. Lori

    Totally out of line.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  6. Michael C. McHugh

    Republicans are attacking Obama. That must mean that the sun is rising and the wind is blowing, for they attack every word he says automatically. Too bad they have no ideas of their own. Needless to say, they have contributed nothing to help the country in its current mess, either in foreign or domestic policy, or ever once admitted that much of the mess is of their own making. They never do.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  7. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Allowing his administration to give a visa to a known terrorist responsible for dozens of American deaths (Kdaffy-duck) wasn't very smart either.

    September 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm |