April 29th, 2009
09:04 PM ET
14 years ago

Gergen: Obama gets B+ on the economy

I'd give President Obama a B+ for his handling of the economy so far. He essentially appears to be moving in the right direction, but the banking plan was slow to get off the ground and it's unclear if it will work.

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  1. Diane

    Barack Obama had the greatest challenge coming into office of any president in recent history. Because of the actions of this administration, the economy is showing signs of recovery. Companies are starting to report profits. It takes time for unemployment figures to be reduced, because businesses like to see a few quarters of sustained profits before rehiring, but things will gradually improve.

    April 29, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  2. Chicago Red

    @J.P. April 29th, 2009 9:57 pm ET -You are A Jack A$$!!!

    ****Good Job Mr. President A+****

    April 29, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  3. annie

    Given the current administration's inheritance of simultaneous unsurmountable barriers, major obstacles, and enormous problems in all directions that were all left by a purely incapable leader backed by strings of hypocrisy and egoistic conservatives, this country is no doubt very fortunate and should be extremely grateful that a man of courage, strength, integrity, extraordinary talents, humility, and briliance is in the leadership chair right now. Otherwise, we would have been now the hate of the entire world and in the deepest of trouble a million times than where we are right now. This man walks the talk as he is not only the most effective communicator, a foremost listener, but a man of actions and sensibility. There is no one in the nation right now whose hands we can truly trust the country @ these times except for the curent president. I am most confident in his leadership, decisions, and strategies than any other past presidents in my life. He is fundamentally the person we need right now @ this time and for what he has done already magnificently and successfully accomplished on his 1st 100 days that noboby else could have ever done or have done before, he doesn't only deserve a grade of A+ but that would not even be justified.

    April 29, 2009 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |

    my wife and i give the president an A PLUS , his never lost for an answer , no matter what question that is asked , my wife and i are from england ,and we have watched the elections ffom day one , he deserved to be the president ot the USA ,,he as a quality that is outstanding in all fields of politics,he will not only pull thid great country out on the recession , but the world , we were interested in immigration , we bought a beautiful home in florida 8 years ago , and since then we have tried to become american citizens , or a green card would do , but because we are english we are not allowed to apply , not even for the THE GREEN CARD LOTTERY , we love this great country , so please give our email to the president ; perhaps he could help us , we have just celebrated our 50 th wedding anniversary , sincerely .john& barb

    April 29, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  5. Debby

    Obama deserves a D for the economy. Too much bailout, and he is scaring away all investors. Where does Gergen pull out the B+ . How does he figure Obama is going in the right direction when our taxes to pay for all this will be sky high come next year.

    April 29, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  6. NS0710

    For once, I agree with David Gergen. Wow.

    April 29, 2009 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  7. neil


    April 29, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  8. Brian

    A+ Finally we have a president that has an outstanding intellect. The job of being President of the USA demands a person with outstanding intelligence and abilities. I spent my whole career working for one of America's top aerospace corporations and never did have a CEO with this kind of talent. It took a C student two terms to get us into this gigantic mess, let's hope that an A+ student can dig us out of it. We must be patient it will take a lot of time and effort.

    April 29, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  9. Susie

    A+ Thumbs up for Obama-I have noticed that since Bush has left office that the stock market has done much better under the Obama administration. People have trust in him!!!

    April 29, 2009 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
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