January 10th, 2009
01:55 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama's double trouble

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/10/art.obama12.gi.jpg caption="Crowley: Obama faces daunting challenges on two fronts."]The economy and national security are two of Obama's biggest worries heading into office, CNN's Candy Crowley reports.

Filed under: President-elect Obama
soundoff (97 Responses)
  1. Amber

    I wouldn't wish his job on my worst enemy.

    Godspeed, sir.

    January 10, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. tess

    without a doubt obama's biggest trouble brewing is having the clintons working behind his back to destroy him – it amazes me that he and michelle allowed them to bully him into putting her in his administration. he will be so sorry one day but it will be too late – they will have done their damage and she will run against him in 4 years. hopefully the media will at least be truthful in reporting hillary's back-stabbing and under-cutting of her president – o well, i can dream can't i?

    January 10, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    He is a lawyer, that makes him a "Jack of all trades and a master of none!" For those with "Hope" and "Change" he had better become a master of the economy and national security. Or we will be like Rome and go away with history.

    January 10, 2009 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. Boring

    is this the whole story? One boring TICKER tonight!

    January 10, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  5. tee

    I bet you thought Sarah Palin was comptent enough to be VP.
    Look where so called experience has gotten us. Its time to see through all of the smoke and mirrors and let someone with some intelligence and intergrity run this country. Stop believing the HYPE about the so called experienced.

    January 10, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  6. Judy

    He'll be just fine. He's smart, he's practical, he's surrounded himself with an excellent cabinet, and he has his faith. He also has the backing of a majority of the America people. I'm proud to call him my President.

    January 10, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  7. gabe

    i think barack has no choice but to allow the 2nd part of this bailout money to go through. this is the reason that i have turned my back on this gov't and have no faith in it . its just for the greedy few. bushes PARTING GIFT for him and the good ol boys. and now they got their attack dog boehener and pellosi to secure it w/ whinning for tax breaks and tax cuts. ain't that right boehener

    January 10, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  8. Joyce in Indiana

    No one has presidential experience until he has been president.

    I feel very comfortable having voted for Obama because he is educated and extremely intelligent, and I believe his learning curve will be very short, as opposed to the outgoing president who, after eight years, is still making foolish statements and wrong decisions.

    January 10, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  9. Vinnie

    He can't do any worse than what has been the lamest eight years of our lives.

    January 10, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  10. Ken

    alvino and Ivy you slept, what did he do in the Senate. I live in IL and can tell you.

    January 10, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  11. tom

    Wrong. 54% of the people voted him in and just like Bush and Clinton before him he takes office with 1/2 the country not liking him very much and waiting for him to deliver the sun, the moon and the stars...just like he promised.

    Promises made knowing full well what issues and problems existed. There are no surprises.

    He best deliver quick.

    January 10, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. Larry


    My post was basically exactly the same as yours,but the CNN moderator did not,or would not ,post mine-thank you for writing your post.

    January 10, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  13. Has anyone seen Paulson?

    I hope Obama can find Paulson before he makes a clean getaway. someone go see if Paulson is hiding in Chile yet with all our money.

    January 10, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  14. floridian loves Obama

    The people who judge him should run for office. You Bush voters gave Bush a chance, TWICE, so give Obama a chance too. Look, not one person commenting on this board has any clue how to handle this country any better than Obama. At least he has the IQ, pragmatism, education, political experience and good team to give it a shot. No one is perfect, if you are perfect, however, run for office in 2012. He has major issues to confront as a leader, but remember, a country is a POPULOUS, not just one man. It takes efforts in all different levels to make the country thrive from the individual, city, county, state, federal, legislative, judiciary and executive to make this work. Shut up unless you have real ideas and solutions. I am an educated woman and I still don't have any idea for Obama, this problem is larger than any one individual so the know-it-all people, seriously...run for office or support the President and do your individual part.

    January 10, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  15. Debby

    Well lets see if he can do something for this country vs. just being the status quo rock star.

    January 10, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. No Hillary = No Obama

    It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

    January 10, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. rhodesia

    Hey Ivy.... just what exactly are "somethings"? ha ha I don't call voting "present" running ANYTHING.

    January 10, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  18. Larry


    Thank you for your post ,you are dead nuts right on the target,unfortunately the average voter for whatever reason,has not figured it out yet,but in ten days they will start too,and I don't think in two or three years anybody is going to be happy.This could have been avoided if everyone could,or would understand just one thing,the government is the problem,not the solution.

    January 10, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  19. Irving, TX - Loves President Obama

    BK – you are so in the dark...when I see comments like yours, I realize you and the rest of the crazies are in denial about Obama. so GB made good decisions, I think not......

    Obama is going to be the President for all Americans and you to BK....

    January 10, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. belief

    i think u people need to stop judging obama and allow god to work thru him, after all it was god who put hiim there anyway.i think when he get in the chair the change will begin to be manifested . so to all of yall haters just try the spirit by the word.

    January 10, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  21. arc, Lugano CH

    bk January 10th, 2009 3:35 pm ET
    Obama knows nothing about either one. He can't make a decision and has never run anything. How can the american people be so dumb?
    You're absolutely right. The economy and the nation's security would be in much better hands; those belonging to Palin. The enemies of the United States would surely fear and respect her. And you could feel better about turning on your T.V. and not seeing an accomplished African American man.

    January 10, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |

    Need the advertising dollars badly, CNN?

    January 10, 2009 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
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