April 29th, 2009
09:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Rollins: Obama needs to tighten up answers

I give President Obama a B+ for his press conference.

He is a great performer, but he needs to do better keeping things interesting.

What bothers me a little bit about his responses: they get more boring as they go on. He needs to hold people's attention span, and tighten up his answers.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. M Nehrenz

    Were we watching the same press conference? It can't be easy to stand in front of a room full of hungry press and the American public and answer any questions let alone the ones posed to him. I would seem we see a lot of his personality in his answers and he is more human. Perspective I guess.

    April 29, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. DL

    Come on Ed. What you are really upset about is that he is handling all of these issues effective and ypouhave not had the "big blow-up" that you want.

    April 29, 2009 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  3. Robert Goodmiller

    What do you mean "tighten up" perhaps if you have ADS you may find him difficult to follow, come on man, your grasping at straws, give it up.

    April 29, 2009 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  4. President Obama could walk on water and the Party of NO would still complain that he left footprints!

    Maybe you have ADD.

    If a we expect a President to give short "entertaining" answers to as many complex issues as President Obama has had to contend with, then we do not understand the job!

    April 29, 2009 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  5. shocked

    when you try really hard not to be specific so you can never be called out when you pander to political pressures later..you come off as vague and uninformed.

    April 29, 2009 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  6. Alison

    You need to tighten up your brain!

    April 29, 2009 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  7. sayhello2009

    Ed Rollins is still sore because his man did not win. I grade him with a D- he makes a jerk of himself on national television. So what Rollins is unhappy. Mr Obama is President so he should get over it . Why do we need to listen to a sour lemon such as he. I know it always has to balance out to have some controversy on CNN but does Rollins have to be so blatant. Get rid of the humpty dumpty Rollins.

    April 29, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. Anne

    He had my attention from beginning to end. Past your bed-time, Ed?

    April 29, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  9. Cougar

    Really?? Just because he isnt the President that you want him to be, Still you must keep an open mind about the issues. If his decision is not what yours is admit that. He sounds very clear to about 85% of the country, and is not boring to most. I havent watched a Presidential speech before O'bama since Clinton, Those were BORING.. He has enormous plate to digest.. Black or White.. He is the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world right now. He needs all our support, not our division. New America seems to be a platform for seperation of the people of this country. If he bores you after a while- then try harder to pay attention. Do Your Part, Please!

    April 29, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |