September 12th, 2009
01:30 PM ET
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Lanne

    I was at the rally and the President was fantastic. He got us fired up and ready to go!! Loved it.

    September 12, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. Tef

    FIRED UP! READY TO GO! President Obama was brilliant this afternoon. And,gee, what a shocker...your website covered the racist Republicans' hate rally instead. Face it, you AREN'T Fox News, hard as you try!

    September 12, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. IS IT 2012 YET ??

    Obama can continue his favorite campaign rallies, long after he retires. Which, we all hope and pray, will be in January, 2013.

    September 12, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    How can Obama's campaign have a flashback?
    Obama has never stopped his campaign.

    September 12, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. watchdog

    He is a big lier!

    September 12, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. Effra

    Oh, yes, let's get reminiscent about Obama's campaign. But why? He's always campaigning - not being an executive.

    2012 can't come fast enough.

    September 12, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. JAY

    Obama is the president of the United States , not a cheer leader.

    September 12, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  8. cm

    I watch it at home, and I am fired up and ready to do!! Go Obama!!!

    September 12, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |

    campaign is over. he is already the president. lol i m tired of these speeches.

    September 12, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. rethuglicans= extremists

    I want educated americans to fight those ignorant republicans because they are realllyyyyyyy stupid. they are fighting for the CEOs. the do not represent us the real americans.

    September 12, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  11. Lauren

    Excellent rally! I am "fired up and ready to go"

    September 12, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  12. johnny

    It was great!!

    September 12, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  13. kate

    I saw several people fired up and ready to go on Fox News today.

    Our current President is going to need more than his charm to bring people together.

    September 12, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  14. ex-republican

    Yes, fired-up and ready to go here in MI, too.

    September 12, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |

    This guy is a part time president, he don't even look tough enough to be president, he is an empty suit.

    September 12, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. Joyce

    I've missed the Obama who we got to know as a candidate in 2008! Good to see you again President Obama restoring our hope in the possibility that our adult children and neighbors will have affordable access to health care- even with pre-existing medical conditions! I appreciated that both Republicans and Democrats were invited to this event. And I did miss CNN coverage and your commentaries.

    September 12, 2009 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  17. TlalocBrooklyn

    Many Republicans seem to wonder why, if so many liberals are in favor of reform and a public option, that they are not protesting in the streets like conservative tea-partiers. The reason of course is that the reforms that we liberals want are currently making their way through the legislative process, and things seem to heading towards reform. Thus, protest is not an appropriate response for Democrats. My hunch tells me, however, that if the public option is scrapped and we're required to buy insurance only from private insurers, there will be very large crowds demonstrating indeed.

    September 12, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  18. Ancient Texan

    At what point does the campaign stop, and he becomes the president of all the people? He still views the 47-48% that didn't vote for him as the ENEMY. He missed an excellant chance in the congressional speech to be bipartisan and bring us together like he promised during the campaign. Instead he comes out with guns blazing at the loyal opposition, and still bashing the previous administration. It's his time and place to make this a united nation again. When will he start?

    September 12, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    Obama wants to recall the days when no one kept him accountable.

    Real Life is tough though!

    September 12, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  20. Good Candidate, Poor Leader

    Obama has proven in 8 months that he's a better candidate than a President. Now we're stuck with this loser for 3 and a half more years. I can't stop thinking about 2012. It can't come soon enough.

    September 12, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  21. J.C. - Independent & Insured

    Talking tough doesn't do the job. I think President Obama did an excellent job in his last speech on health care reform. What I like the most is his specifics and his passion for national health. He can be president for the most 8 years and he and his family will be covered for the rest of his life. He is fighting for the average American, not for himself.

    On the other hand, some senators in Congress are fighting for themselves and their special interests than you. I cannot believe hearing or reading these politicians expressing their worries about private insurers losing competitiveness against the Public Option. If you have voted them into Congress, don't you think you should vote them out as soon as possible? You should send them packing for where they belong – a lobbying firm.

    The Public Option will be a self-sustaining plan for the Middle Class, whose incomes are greater than the qualifying level for Medicaid, but not enough to buy private insurance. The rich and the poor are already happily covered.

    The Public Option will reduce the need for Medicaid as more poor people take better paid jobs. Currently, our system encourages them to stay in Medicaid as they would lose Medicaid if they make more incomes. You can continue counting the benefits of a Public Option... Among all, strengthening our democracy with a larger Middle Class is the most important one.

    September 12, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. Rita OHIO

    It's time for the Democrats in the Senate to stand with the President.

    Time to take this discussion back from the edges and start talk about putting plans into action!

    September 12, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  23. Michelle R

    It has to be difficult to be president of the entire United States, especially the ignorant southern middle class mob of zombies. If I were him, I would give the white house to Sarah Palin. THis is her country, now, not ours.

    September 12, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  24. ocham

    President Obama try what all presidents doing for America country but Republicans they are working hard for themselves and CEO's of the company. They don't not care about America at all. I am very sorry for Fox news listeners.

    September 12, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. SS

    Just to chime in here... Mr. Wilson should apologize to his colleagues, which needs to be the end all be all of that mess.
    Focus on healthcare, because Afghanistan is up NEXT!

    September 12, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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