October 9th, 2009
11:53 AM ET
soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Obama became the US President – Americans Recognized him.

    Obama won the Nobel – The World has Recognized him.

    Obama you are Just on of the Greatest Men born on Earth.

    Obama, God Bless you.

    October 9, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  2. Jacqueline

    Everything that President Obama does is never good enough for the Republicans? The award is well deserved and I am proud of our president, he has changed the way the world looks at America.

    October 9, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. TH - ATL

    How many millions did this cost the American tax payer? Because we all know Obama didn't earn this. He surely doesn't deserve it!!!!!

    One more embarassment for America! Just the other day it was reported how much the World hates thisPresident. Now all of a sudden the World loves him. BS! Someone bought this and with our money!

    October 9, 2009 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  4. Nita

    I can not stop smiling. Obama is a peace lover and deserves the award.

    October 9, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. Jackie in Dallas

    Rollin, knowing that you are GOP hack, do you really think that the vast majority of Americans are listening to you? Your 20% who will admit to being Republicans will, of course. But those who are Democrats and those of us who are moderate and Independents view this as an affirmation by the world that the US reputation is being restored.

    As for "earning the honor", everything he does, he does to try and help this country. It is within your right to disagree with his methods, but the man, Barack Obama, is doing what he feels as right. He is calling for the use of diplomacy rather than force to resolve conflicts - exactly what Wilson, Roosevelt, and Carter won the Peace Prize for, themselves. And what the world WANTS to hear from the leader of the nation with the largest stash of nuclear weaponry is that conflict is the last resort.

    Some day, you will say something complimentary about our President; if you can ever get past the party rhetoric and bull pookey that your party espouses.

    October 9, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  6. Bob

    The best thing for Peace and getting America back to being a great country would be the elimination of the Republican party of NO.

    October 9, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. David

    Earn it? He already has, thats why he was awarded the prize. Just like any prize, the finish line must be crossed first. That doesnt mean you stop racing and continue to train. But I hat the republicans constant down play of this man

    October 9, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  8. dee

    Yes, Ed...tell us something that we don't know!!!!

    geesh...get the stick out and just enjoy the moment....

    October 9, 2009 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  9. David

    Exactly. Effort does not equate to results. Of corse, the DNC will now label you a terrorist if you think that. What a joke!

    October 9, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  10. Mike Warner

    If you have a problem with an american, or an american president regardless of what party you belong to, then you really need to step away from the political table and remember what it is to be a human being and an american again.

    October 9, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  11. Don in Albuquerque

    Mr Rollins:

    Go to hell.

    October 9, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  12. Jo Jo

    Just for putting up with the GOP (a.k.a. KKK), tea party nuts, Glenn Beck, Hannity, Rush, Lou Dobbs, Billo the clown and the like makes him MORE than worthy of the Nobel Peace Price in my opinion. How he managed to keep a calm and cool head in the mist of all the craziness and racial remarks about him and his family is beyond me. So, it doesn't matter whether you think he deserves it or not, the point is, HE GOT IT!

    October 9, 2009 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  13. KMAN

    Ed's ed izup iz azz, az usual.

    October 9, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  14. Matt

    Obama was nominated for the award before he was even president. So, how exactly did he earn the award? Could the award have been given as incentive/bribe to change current US foreign policy to be in line more with what the international community wants? Just a thought.

    That said, good for him. Hurray.

    October 9, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  15. felicia

    rollins is no fan of the President so for him to say what he has said is ridiculous. rollins is a hater and they're just jealous of the success of President Obama

    October 9, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  16. Greg

    I see Al-Queda's spokesmen are putting out statements now. How are these people getting past airport security to get in the CNN Newsroom?

    October 9, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  17. hereslauphinatcha

    Obama has earn this award and he deserves a lot others because he's the third President in the history of America to speak out for the common people of other cultures in America.

    October 9, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. mjm

    In other news...the Bears win the Super Bowl!

    Well...they're probably going to win, so we gave it to 'em now. Hopefully they will earn it......GO BEARS!

    Hey if Obama doesn't earn it does he have to give it back?

    October 9, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. Yikes!

    Hmmm... I'm of two minds on this. On the one hand, I definitely think the international community is recognizing Obama's efforts to bring about positive change, not just for the U.S. but also for the world at large. On the other hand, given the fact that he's only begun to make these attempts and most of them have yet to see completion, it can seem to be premature. However, given that we're not seeing many other major figures on the world stage attempting to make the kind of impact that Obama is (yes, I'm sure you've all got your other candidates you'd nominate, but let's be honest... there's no one else garnering this kind of international attention and support right now), as much as it may be a premature decision to award Obama with this prize, I'll have to side with those who wish to congratulate him, only because to knock him down for receiving it is to knock down what he's trying to do. Maybe he still has a long way to go, but better to reward him for choosing this path than not recognizing it at all.

    October 9, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. Simon Cabron

    Sweet headline

    October 9, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  21. Rosalind

    If Obama does nothing else ,he will have given many people
    hope , peace , love and that no matter how negative people
    are and how evil they are all will come together for good if
    we just trust and have faith ,work toward doing whats just and, righteous

    October 9, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  22. AZ Jake

    Another SNL parrot heard from ... blah blah SWAK . Polly wants some dog dung.

    October 9, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. DJ

    OH.. .. here we go.. now he's back tracking..... shame on you.

    October 9, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  24. Jeffery Meaux, Sr.

    I hope he gets again next year for the sake of all us. I hope that the things he wants for peace becomes a reality.

    October 9, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  25. God Bless President Obama

    I disagree, he doesn't need to earn it because it was given to him to promote what he stands for. He also didn't ask for it, therefore–what does he need to earn? President Obama needs to continue with his plans and that's it. All the critics on both sides can continue to whine and moan and groan. Who needs them?

    October 9, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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