Poll: Most Americans say Obama is doing too muchI want a President to walk and chew gum at the same time. I would have to agree with what the President said today. (3/18)
* Forty-three percent say President Obama hasn't bitten off more than he can chew
* "The challenges we face are too large to ignore," Obama said
* Numbers also suggests Americans feel Obama's programs are right for the country
"I know some folks in Washington and on Wall Street are saying we should focus on only one problem at a time: 'our problem,'" Obama said. "But that's just not the way it works."
"You don't get to choose between paying your mortgage bills or your medical bills," he told the crowd in a hot auditorium. The government, too, must tackle multiple challenges at once, he said.
(just as an editorial note & FYI, not a big fan of Charles Babington. His bias shows. On every story. This is still the same AP right? Right?!?! "donned that cloak"? WTF?)
Mr. Obama replied that his term should be judged by whether the economy is improved, the nation has gotten "serious" about health care, made "significant progress" on energy, made education more affordable and started controlling the federal deficit.
"I would rather be a good president taking on the tough issues for four years than a mediocre president for eight years," he said. That prompted more applause.
All in all, the point is if he keeps this up, talking like this and actually delivering on the Change he sold us, he is going to get himself reelected. And it's going to be big. Somewhere between 1984 & 1996.
Like a man locked in a fog for eight years, I had forgotten what it is like to have a President. But even then really, I'm not sure anyone alive has seen anything like this. Except maybe from that Catholic guy from Massachusetts, you know, JFK. And I'm not talking about John Forbes Kerry.