August 5th, 2010
08:43 PM ET
13 years ago

Romer resigns White House post

(CNN) - Christina Romer has resigned as head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers to return to her teaching post at the University of California, the White House announced Thursday night.


soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. No More Incumbents

    Like Woody Allen said, "Those who can't do, teach" Go back to teaching Ms. Romer.

    August 5, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    This is a good start. She didn't have a clue and it cost American taxpayers $$ trillions to prove it. That was one amazingly expensive experiment but maybe she can go back to UC and teach kids about what doesn't work.

    August 5, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  3. dennis

    an idiot going back to teach idiots

    August 5, 2010 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  4. Riley

    She got tire of working for a boss who was absolutely CLUELESS!!

    Obama, stop blaming Bush. You've made a bad situation MUCH WORSE>

    August 5, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  5. Bob Alexander

    Now if we could just get our president to resign, we'd be off to a good start.

    August 5, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  6. Joseph Arce

    Why did she resign, she didnt resign to go return to a University. Im sure that is what she is going to do now that she is resigning. But was was her reasons for resigning. Has she made a statement?

    August 5, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  7. silvertop

    If she believes that the Boss' policy would work, she would certainly hang around to enjoy the result and reward, being so high up in that department.
    What does that tell you?

    August 5, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  8. gentwelve

    and she was doing such a good job!!! good ridance to her and her boss

    August 5, 2010 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  9. Ancient Texan

    I felt sure sooner or later, the lady would come to her senses. She had in the past been a well respected economist that felt it necessary to be truthful about conditions.

    August 5, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  10. blah

    In this case it seems the old adage holds true – Those who can do, those who can't teach

    August 5, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  11. Duane

    wow, cnn made little notice of this........the walls around the Obama are crumbling.....She butted heads with Larry Summers the head of Obamas National Economic Counsel.....cnn makes it look like she just wants to go back to teaching. Please go to Fox News for the complete story 🙂

    August 5, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  12. Tom

    Get out before the ship sinks.

    August 5, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  13. joe

    Who is Cristina Romer? Did she do anything?

    August 5, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  14. Alex

    Looks like just another person leaving Obama's fold after discovering what this President is really all about. Wonder how many folks will also flee so that their professional futures won't be tainted too badly.

    August 5, 2010 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  15. db

    Rats abandoning a sinking ship.

    August 5, 2010 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  16. Cheynna Bard

    Wyclef Jean running as the President of Haiti is more newsworthy than Christina Romer's resignation? Please CNN, start reporting unbiased, newsworthy stories. Neither you or Fox News can claim "Fair and Balanced" reporting. Can we expect you to return to your roots after Obama leaves office? Please, your readers are not as naive as you believe.

    August 5, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  17. Joseph

    People is beginning to abandon the Obama sinking ship. Jump! jump! Otherwise, it is too late.

    August 5, 2010 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  18. KVan11

    One whole sentence – that's the best CNN can come up with???

    August 5, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  19. Lawrence Berk

    Professor Romer is the woman Obama ordered out onto the White House lawn to justify his wild spending. Of course she has privately written, with her husband, that the proper course of action should be drastic spending cuts. This is the height of duplicity. She knew very well that crazy spending would have no effect. She should have thought about where, exactly, she was going before accepting that White House job.

    August 5, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  20. J

    Come on CNN. This is all you have to say about Romer's quitting one of the most important posts in the country? Suppressing something bigger perhaps? Like political infighting?

    August 5, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  21. b. o. stinks

    hmmmmmm wondering what brought that on since our economy is blistering with jobs

    August 5, 2010 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  22. Margaret

    Great News!! I wish the whole White House Staff would resign. They are an embarrassment to the country.

    August 5, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  23. Keith in Austin

    Considering the state of the Economy, Romer made a good decision. As the old adage says; "when you can't be successful doing anything else....teach!

    August 5, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  24. josephS

    Maybe she got tired of pretending.

    August 5, 2010 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  25. valwayne

    Ms Romer is making the smartest move of her life. As the radical left wing agenda and massive corrupt spending continue to do their damage to the economy Ms Romer is getting out before her reputation is completely destroyed. UNEMPLOYMENT and Massive Debt are the gifts Obama and the Democrats have given us, and we're on the edge of a 2nd dip recession because everything Obama and the Democrats have done has been wrong!!!

    August 5, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
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