The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card
September 6th, 2012
01:06 AM ET
10 years ago

The grades are in: Obama's first-term report card

Washington (CNN) - An energized electorate inspired by a groundbreaking election and expectations as high as Mount Everest had grown accustomed to greeting him with spontaneous chants of "yes we can."

He promised to take "bold, swift action" on the ailing economy and break the partisan grip on Washington by ending what he called "petty grievances and false promises."


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  1. Dr Olu Bamgbade

    Obama's first term in office has been a mix of successes and under-achievements. Overall, most independent analysts agree that Obama's first term has been positive; despite partisan US politics, inherited financial crisis, inherited high unemployment, and inherited wars.

    September 6, 2012 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  2. Marie MD

    The teapublikkklans are the bullies and they need to be stopped. VOTE DEMOCRAT in 2012!!! FORWARD
    Unforauntely when you have a base who thinks that the President is a muslim, is backed by muslims and he knew about 9/11 before it happened it's hard to get through to people. This is scary and you wonder what limberger and faux news are putting in people's brains (or what little there is of it). The guy who said this was at the rnc convention in Tampa.

    September 6, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    He passed. Obama12.

    September 6, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    I give him a D-minus. And a big fat F for taking his eye off the ball on the economy to foist Obamacare on us.

    September 6, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  5. T'sah From Virginia

    A – for "Asking" the Republicans to "work with him" to get America out of the dumps but they refused to do so
    B – for "Bringing" Osama Bin Laden to his final stage that landed him in the bottom of the ocean
    C – for "Continuing" to fight for the middle class through education and job training
    D – for "Devotion" that President Obama will continue to portray to make a better America for all
    E – for "EXCELLENCE" on his path to make the FUTURE for all better than the PAST
    F – for "FORWARD" because going BACK with Lyan/Romney will start the MESS all over again (oops, I meant Romney/Lyan!!)

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    September 6, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |