January 22nd, 2010
03:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Cafferty: Have your views of Obama changed during 1st year?

As President Obama marks his first anniversary in the White House and the State of the Union approaches, there's criticism coming at him from all corners.

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Join the conversation on Jack's blog.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that doubts he had about the president – since the primaries – have been realized... including that Mr. Obama may not be ready to fight for what his supporters want.

In a piece called "he wasn't the one we've been waiting for," Krugman describes the president talking about health care... saying lawmakers should "try to move quickly to coalesce" around elements of the bill that people agree on. Krugman mocks the message – saying it's like the president is telling lawmakers to "run away."

And When Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Krugman's critique – he ducked the question.

Meanwhile from the right, Pat Buchanan suggests that white voters are one group that might be of particular concern to the president.

In a column called "Has Obama lost white America?"... Buchanan explains how the racial breakdown of the vote in recent elections in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia could spell trouble for the president.

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