February 24th, 2009
09:56 PM ET
12 years ago

Borger: Have we seen too much Obama?

(CNN) - President Obama has made his priorities very clear: health care, energy and education. The speech is more like a standard State of the Union address - with an added element of extreme urgency, given the fiscal crisis.

If it somehow seems that we have heard this before from Obama, it's because we have. Which raises the question: have we been seeing him too much?

My answer is no. We know where he stands and what he intends to do. Now voters can hold him to his promises.

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. paul

    Most Americans are in favor of Obama....we knew from the beginning what his "message" was during the Presidential election......now is the time for the "opposing" party to get on board.......

    February 24, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. changing times

    It's great to see him laying down the planks. I am proud to be an American and to be part of his vision for my future and the future of my children. Ahhhh it great to have intelligence, integrity and inspiration in the White House, leading our country and the free world!

    February 24, 2009 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  3. Question

    McCain where is Osama???? You said during your presidential run that you knew where Osama was and how to catch him. We are waiting!!!!!

    February 24, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  4. Penn Voter

    I think that the answer is Yes. I've seen all I want to see. And seeing ain't believing.

    February 24, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. fred

    So, another couple of hours wasted reminding us that we have problems. Thanks for the prime-time update.

    February 24, 2009 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. Mike

    NO, He is showing that he plans were not just blank check promises to win the Presidential office but these issues are truely what he will focus on for the next 4-8 years.

    February 24, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  7. Brian

    I have heard him say that he is not taking cue's from Wall Street on the economy, but when the Dow is down 300 points tomorrow will he realize he opens his mouth too much to spew forth crap. We have seen lobbyist in the White House and Cabinet level poistions (again), completely out of control spending/earmarks and pork (again), so far completely partisan votes (again), and now a fiscal "irresponsibilty" summit just mocking the intelligence of the American people. This is just business as usual in Washington DC, We have seen TOO MUCH of this president and his agenda already. THIS IS NOT CHANGE WE CAN BELEIVE IN...ISN'T THAT WHAT THE UNDECIDED VOTERS ELECTED. My guess is not in 2012, hopefully not in 2010.

    February 24, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  8. Bryan

    This is a bowl of Lucky Charms Obama is pouring filled with rainbows and unicorns with little reality-based thinking.

    February 24, 2009 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  9. lisabeth az

    My answer is NO too. This was a great talk given to our country by President Obama. He is a TRUE leader and exactly what are our country need. Those of you who are critics, PLEASE try to think of others besides yourself and stop the petty bickering!!

    February 24, 2009 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  10. catmom

    Yes, voters can hold him to his promises but I also hope they give him the time to implement them. Some seem to think he should have righted all the problems this country has in his first thirty days.

    February 24, 2009 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  11. Sue - Missouri

    No! He has shown that he is the President for the People by being out there and not hiding in DC. I like this President – I do wish I would have cast by vote for him. He's doing a very good job right now – definitely the 21st century President and a breath of fresh air.

    February 24, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  12. Dwight

    The GOP has been playing sore loser lately, throwing in sour grapes whenever they can. The GOP is in a unique position right now to play "boat anchor" and damage Obama's progress. However they need to be careful, because too much of that will make them unappealing to the mainstream voter. I know it appeals to their base, but obviously their base wasn't enough to win this time.

    Obama needs to continue to be smart, about information and misinformation in this modern day and age. Keeping us informed, keeping websites updated, keeping visible and open are how you counteract misinformation and propaganda from those who seek his failure. Think ahead in this modern day of iPhones and available internet, and that will make me feel safer by knowing what is going on in Washington.

    February 24, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  13. Dem in FL

    Yes. He is still in campaign mode. Someone turn it off before we all lose our minds. It's overkill. Shut up and get to work. We're tired of hearing promises you can't keep. And yes, we KNOW you can't keep them...we're not stupid.

    February 24, 2009 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  14. George

    Nope – he can string a sentence together in English. I think Jindal will crash and burn tonight.

    February 24, 2009 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  15. Proud American

    We haven't seen enough. Thank God this man at least has a plan forward.

    February 24, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  16. Pam, Jacksonville FL

    I, like 60% of Americans, have high hopes for this president. This speech outlined ambitious goals. With his energy and drive to make this country a better place, I think he can motivate congress and the American people to do what's needed to accomplish these goals. The republican's would be wise to stop the constant negatives and do whatever they can to work to accomplish these goals.

    February 24, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  17. Lush Limprick is the real RNC chairman!

    Never. We need a President that talks to us unfiltered by all the cable talking heads, that are more interested in creating news than just reporting it.

    We need a President that tells the truth, the whole truth. Not "happy talk".

    Save the warm and fuzzy bedtime stories for the pre-K set.

    February 24, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  18. Ex-Republican for Obama - TX


    February 24, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  19. Frost/Tennessee

    No... not enough.. the Obama train.. roll on roll on.. While the world and republicans watch... roll on roll on..

    if you can't help us rebuild America.. get the hell out of the way

    February 24, 2009 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  20. aliou FL

    Borger, this question is misleading. You should have asked if we have heard more of the President's campaign rethoric, not if we have seen more of himself.

    I will never have enough of him, or hear enough from him. When I see or hear from him, there is always something new to learn, even from things he has said before.

    February 24, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  21. American Spirit

    No we haven't seen enough of him.What the american people need is confidence and besides we see and hear more from Palin and nothing she says ever make sense

    February 24, 2009 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  22. ineedmychange

    We didn't see that much of Bush; the "president in hiding" And we couldn't handle watching Bush stumble thru a pablum speech that left you wondering how he got elected. and his speeches showed his inability to connect with with the American people.

    February 24, 2009 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  23. america first


    February 24, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  24. Jerry

    No we haven't. President Obama is doing the right thing by staying in the forefront by not wavering from his message to the American people. I call it the "We will prevail" message. Also, just finished watching Bobby Jindal with the Republican response-- what a joke! You can really see the puppet strings! Jindal's message was clear - absolutely no bipartisanship; we (Republicans) will fight the President and Democrats all the way to the end.

    February 24, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  25. Valerie Emerson

    We have not seen enough of him, I feel he will be a constant image on our TV...Staying in touch with the nation and we the people...He will put the P back in American Pride..If we the people give him a chance.

    February 24, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
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