Impact of Obama charm offensive unclear
March 14th, 2013
04:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Impact of Obama charm offensive unclear

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama wrapped up three days of personal outreach on Capitol Hill, holding what both sides called a "great" meeting on Thursday with Senate Republicans, who urged him to deliver the necessary Democratic support for making needed reforms to popular entitlement programs.

"He certainly understands that you can't fix the country without adjusting entitlements to fit the demographics of our country," said Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, usually a harsh critic of the president. " And we'll see where we go from here, but it was a great meeting."


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. just sayin

    talk is cheap... action is what counts. all we have heard from obama is talk. 4 years of endless talk.

    March 14, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Brief, I'm absolutely sure.

    March 14, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  3. Moose

    More lip service from the inept one, i agree action speaks louder than words, all we got is a celeb want a be, nice messege to the youth, hang out with dope dealers and wife cheaters, no wonder the morals and ethics are shot in this country, go ahead dems, insult and make excuses

    March 14, 2013 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Four years will run like crazy–do substantial stuff such as voter reform, filibuster reform, energy, infrastructure, airports, immigration, term-limits, gun-bans etc.,

    March 14, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    At least he tries, what have you seen the gop do in the last five years besides nothing , and they think their going to keep the house???? Even the gop base will go againest somebody who is payed and does nothing, morons!!!!

    March 14, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Chris

    His talk is cheap and so is his charm.

    March 14, 2013 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. LDAV

    I think we should be caring about America and its people, not party. There is something incredibly amiss in our country and that is evidenced in countless ways every day, not the least that we cant find any common ground as Americans. No matter who you voted for, its not working. Cronyism and politics has gone on far too long. We need to respect one another and choose the best candidate to achieve a common sense path forward.

    March 14, 2013 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Pete

    He's just making small talk to ignorent bigotted republicans much like posters here we have to put up with..And remember posters your reps have until midterms to get their offices cleaned out because you know they're gone like it or not...

    March 14, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  9. Ken Margo

    @just sayin.................You bigots are unbelievable. The man kept the country out of a depression, saved the auto industry, killed bin laden. You're living proof the damage bigotry does to people.

    March 14, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. sad day at the movies

    Remember, he's Irish and always on the lookout for his lucky charms.

    March 14, 2013 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |