In his appointments at almost every agency, Obama has demonstrated a desire to receive a wide range of opinion. But at Treasury, the range of opinion goes all the way from Goldman to Sachs.
The first one hundred days in a presidency are roughly comparable to the first one hundred yards in a mile race. Our president may not have won anything yet, but he is off to a reassuring start.
Crises are too important to waste and the Obama administration is using the many crises it inherited not to go backward but to launch into the new century — finally.
In his first 100 days, Barack Obama has consistently scored very highly on each of the nine qualities that voters use to evaluate leaders.
Not only have Obama’s first 100 days been by far the best of any president of my lifetime, but they began not a day too soon. Ultimately, what stops Obama from getting an A is his approach to addressing finance and banking issues,
While I have some serious concerns, I think Obama deserves big credit both for being bold on many important issues and in establishing confidence in himself as a strong leader.
Obama has repeatedly declared that he would govern as a consensus builder. He wasn’t lying. However, there are two ways of achieving consensus.
How each of us feels, lately, as we mull over our progress towards the American dream, is one of the best measures of Obama’s job performance that I know, and it is one worth discussing at length instead of resting on the laurels of this or that poll of approval ratings.
Obama’s critics can bark as loudly as they wish and continue playing the partisan rhetoric game, but the simple truth is that his first 100 days have achieved major progress.