June 12th, 2007
03:19 PM ET
11 years ago

What if Obama wins?

Watch CNN's Frank Sesno consider an Obama presidency.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In part one of a continuing series, CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno examines what may happen if Barack Obama becomes president.

Sesno will next look at the possible effects of a Giuliani presidential administration.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Gary, Boston MA

    More meaningless speculation to fill the airwaves. Cease speculating and continuously calling on 'experts' to fill air time. Lets get some real in depth reporting on issues rather than flashy fast moving short attention span oriented fluff. Make your viewers think a bit. If they don't want to think, then they should go watch American Idol. Its called Media Responsibility.

    June 12, 2007 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Alec, Seattle, WA

    Gary! What are you saying? Asking Americans to THINK for themselves? Why would we want to do that when we can be spoon-fed the latest crap from the commercially controlled machine that is the American media? 'Real, in-depth' reporting is something most certainly do NOT want...might take too much brain power away from important decisions like whether to watch "Deal or No Deal" vs. a "Friends" re-run...

    June 12, 2007 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  3. David, Gilber Arizona

    Wow! Gary pretty much nailed it. When I heard the question asked in the piece "..what about poker night in the whitehouse?" I felt like I was listening to a Jeanne Moos satyrical segment. How is anything presented in this speculation even remotely relevant?

    June 12, 2007 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Kyle, Columbia SC

    This piece masterfully shows the wide-diverse side of Barack Obama appeal to all Americans. The folks that commented before me are entitled to thier own opinion after all this is Amercia. Barack is the ONLY person running with a real and honest vision for not just America but the hopes of all nations. You guys can say what you want about experience but just remember before you worked your way up your companies latter someone gave you an chance and you made the best of it. I have hope that if Barack is given that same opportunity (surrounds himself around knowledgeable people) he will not fail us as we have been failed over the last few years. Barack isn't doing this for power as you'll see with other candidates; he's doing this because our country has come to a crossroads and a decision is now before us; to continue down the same road that caused us our respect aboard, the road of broken promises, failed domestic and foreign policies or take the road less traveled that restores our image as the leader abroad, strength or Healthcare and education problems. I mean the choice is yours.......Think about it

    June 12, 2007 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Robert M. Reidy, Tillson, N.Y.

    World class appeal would be an Obama
    White House and America would regain
    our shattered image. Ideas run the world and the idea whose time has come is rational compassion with respect for all people and from what I have heard from Barak Obama, he radiates – as leader with a heart for the people.
    I'll take a chance on that any day.

    June 12, 2007 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  6. Ben Mesquite Texas

    President Obama will unite the country to solve the 21st century challenges facing America.He will put an end to Iraq war and round up all terrorist.
    America needs President Obama not the scheming Clintons who are only desperate to reside in whitehouse again.America must move forward!Its time for the 21st century Leadership.Only Obama Presidency will do that.

    June 13, 2007 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  7. DMW, Roeland Park, KS

    I do wish Obama well, but, the possibility that he will be President in 2009 is just wishful thinking.

    He appears to be a person who has high ideals and I appreciate that, we need more of that in our world. Yet, in today's world, we need someone with compassion and in-depth experience about the world issues and someone who can walk the talk. He does not have it. Good luck.

    And sadly, I do believe that many people will not vote for an Africian-American no matter how often they want to make you believe they are open to it.

    June 13, 2007 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  8. Renardo

    All of you seem to forget, Bush had nooooooooo experience when he stole the whitehouse. He surronded himself with everyone from his father's administration, so why is it so hard to believe that Obama couldn't or wouldn't do the same.

    June 15, 2007 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. moddem

    In response to Renardo, who will Barack Obama surround himself with in the White House? The Establishment or Louis Farrakhan?

    February 5, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |