Obama as juggler: Multi-tasking mold shapes today's presidency
May 2nd, 2011
05:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama as juggler: Multi-tasking mold shapes today's presidency

Washington (CNN) - On Saturday he was the comedian-in-chief, cracking jokes with reporters and celebrities at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.

On Sunday he oversaw one of the riskiest special forces operations since Desert One, Jimmy Carter's ill-fated attempt to rescue the American hostages from Iran more than three decades ago.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Tired of the nonsense

    Obama's good at his job. This is one of the reasons he was elected - he's competent, smart, capable and professional. We haven't had anything like that since Clinton was president.

    May 2, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Better than I can do and "I am a working mom"

    May 2, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    nice to have a president that can walk and chew gum at the same time.

    May 2, 2011 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. Honest247

    We thank God for His steadfastness. We thank God that He will never let Obama, the hard working carbinet and our excellent force be wrapped in shame. Whether the doubting thomases and the critics believe or not, one thing is obvious that there is a difference between this regime and that of Bush. We now have a group of intelligent and thoughtful leaders who use precision logistics in words and action. Kudos to you all. Viva Obama 2012!!!

    May 2, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  5. Honest247

    We thank God for His steadfastness. We thank God that He will never let Obama, the hard working carbinet and our excellent force be wrapped in shame. Whether the doubting thomases and the critics believe or not, one thing is obvious that there is a difference between this regime and that of Bush. We now have a group of intelligent and thoughtful leaders who use precision logistics in words and action. Kudos to you all. Viva Obama 2012!!!

    May 2, 2011 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. Indiana Voter

    It is easier for Obama to fight this war than it was for Bush. Bush's enemies in the war on terror were the democrats and the terrorists. Obama's enemies in the war on terror are just terrorists. It is a good thing that Obama had Republicans backing him on his decisions to beef up the Afghan war! The only time a Democrat rejoices in war time victory is when it benefits them politically.

    May 2, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. Shawn-Ga

    Why is it that President Obama and so many others who were against the enhanced interrogation techniques can so easily settle themselves with the fact that this all came to pass due to the intelligence gathered that way years ago?

    May 2, 2011 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. Airdoc

    PLEASE, stop making Obama into something special that every other President hasn't done. Every President is a multi-tasker.

    May 2, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom(real one)

    God bless you, President Obama! And God bless and protect the USA!

    May 2, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. lisaj

    You are laying it on thick, aren't ya CNN? LOL

    May 2, 2011 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    Kudos to the President and our Special Forces for pulling this off.
    It shows everyone that just because the President seems to be having a little fun or going to places like Alabama or Florida as part of his duties (or even playing golf) it doesn't mean that he is NOT on the job.
    Enough of the rethugs thinkikng that President Obama is soft on defense.

    May 2, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |