April 25th, 2009
03:13 PM ET
13 years ago

King: Second 100 days will be bigger test for Obama

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/04/24/king.sotu.100.days/art.obamaking.cnn.jpg caption="CNN's John King talks with President Obama in Peoria, Illinois."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - As introductions go, it has been a fast-paced, fascinating first 100 days: an ambitious domestic agenda aimed at reinvigorating the economy and the government's reach into its workings, and several provocative steps on the world stage that, like at home, signal a clear break from the previous administration.

It is the second 100 days that will give a much more comprehensive test of President Obama's approach, his resilience - and his effectiveness.

Still, the White House cites significant accomplishments, including:

• Passage of the $787 billion economic stimulus plan.

• Signing into law an expanded children's health care program that it says provides benefits to 4 million additional working families.

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Filed under: President Obama • State of the Union
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. once upon a horse

    it can be 100 days or 100 months doesn't really mater because ONE thing is going to remain constant..those who did NOT like, vote for, or support President Obama STILL will not support him no matter what he does. It's the far right think tank, still pouting because they lost the election and are basically out of power that refuse to offer this man a chance and the best they can do is come to newsites like this and make negative posts about EVERYHING he does from foreign policy to gettting a puppy. They try to put labels on him but so far the 60+ percent that DO support the president will not allow the lablels to stick. Of course the Limbaugh bunch want this man to fail...the very worst thing that can happen for the far right is for him to be successful meaning more time for them to be out of power. Him being of a different background and color is a problem for many also but that point is not even worth my time getting into. Just watch the negative comments about Obama on these sites...it's not as bad as FoxNews here but the haters still have their say on CNN. In the meantime I hope our president can continue to try to make our nation better.

    April 24, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. DeeDee

    Right on John and the best is yet to come...people have very short memories it seems and they'll just have to wait to see how it's all unfolding. Jumping to unfair conclusions is not the fix.

    April 24, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Mel of Alexandria

    I am more concerned about the President's pace than about the integrity of his agenda. We want him to stay healthy and strong because the battle will become more intense when the Republicans find themselves slipping further and further into oblivion.

    April 24, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  4. Simmy

    How do you know? He handled the first 100 days very well --With God's help, he'll do the same, even better next time. I never heard of anyone grading Bush. Was it because his name was not 'Obama?'

    April 24, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. MW

    Fan of Common Sense

    Only in office 100 days and he has already established himself as the most irresponsible, wreckless, incompetent president in U.S. history.


    Your title is false and your rant is anything but common sense. What Obama has been trying to do and is doing is cleaning up yet another mess by a Republican President. Obama has hit the ground running in starting his programs that are to benefit 95% of americans because the top 5% have been screwing all of us for far too long. Your just an angry sad little man.

    April 24, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. annie for Palin

    In 100 days, I have never heard obama say that he loves this country – the great UNITED STATES OF AMERCA or that he was proud of it! Wouldn't you think maybe that would make a good poll? Does he love the United States of America? Does he like even one little thing about it and if so what? Does he have any pride in our country? Bet there isn't a biased (the only ones that have access to him) so-called journalist out there with the guts to ask him that question!

    April 24, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  7. larry

    if the second 100 days will be a bigger test for the president , then why is CNN making such a big deal of his first 100 days. CNN is trying to squeeze every penny it can get out of a popular president. CNN is starting to look like Fox news.

    April 24, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. Jeannette-Staten Island, NY

    Most of what Pres. Obama has done is destroy the our image across the globe. Our enemy governments have made a fool of him. Chavez with the book, No. Korea with their missle launch and holding 2 of our journalist. Iran with jailing one of our citizens. Tells Mexico, that we are responsible for their ineffective government. Good forgien policy.

    He has signed bills which will bankrupt this country, filled with pork (that he said he would never ).

    He has released classifed infortmation to the world , which could damage our national security.

    He is a rookie – and our country will pay the price for his training.

    April 24, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. IS IT 2012 YET ??

    100 days closer to 2012.

    April 24, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  10. Gumdrops

    I've said it before and I'll say it again – JOHN KING IS A MORON!!!

    April 24, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  11. neil

    Picture should have been in a bank who Obama and Giethner gave all our money to, another "photo op".

    April 24, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  12. Noel

    Pucker up...let's continue the trail of slimy kissing up with thy enemy.

    April 24, 2009 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  13. elana

    So what's the news media going to do now - consider President Obama a "student" and hand him a report card every (100) days!! You ALL certainly dropped the ball by failing to give George Bush a report card every (30) days! He FLUNKED his entire Administration in a period of (8) years. I wonder if media "report cards" could have improved his performance, along with Condelessa Rice, Dick Cheney, George Bush, Don Rumsfield, and ALL of the Republicans both on and off Capital Hill who supported the Bush Administration and voted TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS in support of ANY proposal Bush and his "croonies" put forth????!!!!! And now, with the information coming forth about all of the horrible tactics and events that occurred while terrorits were held at AbaGrabe and Guantanamo, and thanks to the Bush Administration for organizing and carrying through these terrible deeds, we now find ALL OF THE LIES the American people heard in all of those years, were just that - LIES!!

    April 24, 2009 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  14. Concern independent

    JOHN, i remembered during the debate how bias he was towards our President, he doesn't believe President Obama will achieve all the feat has since 100 days, his 4 yrs is definitely going to be very fruitful because he listens to us our plight not Bush that only listened to the rich.

    April 24, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  15. jmp

    John King is measuring every 100 days of President Obama's admin the only way you can keep your biased State of the Union Sunday entertainment show......hahaha..go back to the magic wall John.

    April 24, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Cary, NC

    Wasting a trillion dollars is a "significant accomplishment?" I guess...if your objective is to completely ruin the US economy.

    April 24, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  17. Ray Fisher

    What else can test our President??? With our nation in bancruptcy, a swine flu outbreak, contaminated food, war, an HHS designate held hostage by the GOP abortion foes and banks failing stress tests not to mention the auto industry becoming history, he can't be looking forward to the weekend!!! Stop the world Lord, I'd like to get off for awhile!!!

    April 24, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  18. Keith in Austin

    100 days and more spending than ever in the History of the USA not to mention our weakened position in Defense.
    what a guy!

    April 24, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  19. Greg Wilson

    John King is one of the most cogent political analysts outside of David Gergen. He is always objective!

    April 25, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  20. A Teacher Laid-off?

    fan of common sense???
    Your post and setting ambigous markers lacks the 1st, and meets the 2nd.
    Grow Up???

    April 26, 2009 05:15 am at 5:15 am |
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