March 1st, 2013
04:04 PM ET
10 years ago

The new Obama has his heart on his sleeve

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama is showing his softer side. The man who was known in his first term for his cool, detached style has been crying, repeatedly.

It started the day after his re-election when a teary and happy president told campaign volunteers, "I'm so proud of you guys."


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  1. Ed1

    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." ~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

    March 1, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. tea party member

    Obama needs to chill.

    March 1, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. ST

    Pres.Obama is not going to let anyone who is under his power to knock him down. He knocked down the man with all money on earth (Romney), why should he continue to let this behavior continue?

    March 1, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    First he has to toughen on Pharmacy companies and their drama. They are charging too much on the pretext of shortage of medicines which in turn insurance guys are cheating. Lock their doors. Simple.

    March 1, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. ByeByeUSA

    Wish he had a budget on his sleeve.

    March 1, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. RomneyWho

    The buck stops at Congress door and if anyone think's otherwise don't know jack about the legislative branch of governing and if Boehner and the boys don't want to raise revenue along with the cuts, since it is their jobs to put forth a comprehensive budget plan, what do you expect the Black guy to do, cave in to Mr. Charley and his hooded raiders . . . 🙁

    March 1, 2013 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Hell hath no fury like a Party scorned.
    Hate never sells beyond those that hate.
    And, by God, the one thing the GOP is good at
    is hating. Hate is all that is left of that once
    mighty party. What a sad day in America
    that CNN jumped on the bandwagon of
    Hannity and O'Reilly's particular brand of

    March 1, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  8. Moose

    @romney who flunked civics did we ???

    March 1, 2013 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. Wake up People!

    @RomneyWho. Thank you! That is EXACTLY what they want.

    March 1, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  10. Bob

    Dear Mr. President, it may help if you write 'The buck stops here' 85 billion times and then maybe it will sink in.

    March 1, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Mjw

    Ed1.....had they taken his advise then we would not be in this mess today. We had 2 unpaid wars still fighting and an economy in depression. Would the GOP had preferred the poor people be put out to pasture and the economy completely collapse? The hypocrisy of these people are almost unbearable. Boehner's cannot stand up to Eric Cantor so he turn his attacks on the President....isn't that how a coward behaves. He is such a worthless Speaker and everyone knows is embarrassing to hear him speak an addict can't wait to get another drink.

    March 1, 2013 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |