Obama's town hall meeting in France.

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  1. RKHenry profile image63
    RKHenryposted 15 years ago

    I just watched a portion of Obama's town hall meeting in France.  I would like to know what the rest of you thought about it.  Was it a successful or was it a failure?  Did he poise himself better than past American Presidents?  Or was it just the same?

    I know, despite what some of you may think, that the President wants to reach out to the world in peace.  I know, that the 69% of the American populace is behind him and are wanting him to succeed.  It is most of our earnest desire that we start to help heal some of the wounds, that past foreign policies could have inflicted..   

    We recognize that many promises have been broken in the past, many unnecessary violent measures have been enacted and that much must be gained here and not lost.

    As an American who supports Obama, I really want to know what the outside world thinks of him, how is he handling himself and just what are your thought on him.

  2. bgamall profile image68
    bgamallposted 15 years ago

    He is a more peaceful man than Bush and that is a good thing. He is coddling the scammer international bankers just like Bush did and that is a bad thing.

    On the whole, he is far superior to George Bush, but realize that the New World Order marches on and educate your friends.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image56
    Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

    Any sort of new world order will most likely be dictated by the people tongue lol the rich will be attacked first... by the poor ...hasnt that been the way since way back when hmm and back to Obama. smile even NA's cheer him on...he has support and admiration of a many and varied people in both US and Canada.

    1. RKHenry profile image63
      RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      So Canadians like him?  Why?

      Well apparently his town hall meeting was a great success.  I wonder, has a US President ever done this before?

  4. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 15 years ago

    I saw the news coverage of Obama in Europe last night, and I think he's tearing it up--doing a wonderful job.  Those who suggested he didn't have sufficient foreign policy experience are probably extremely jealous (well, by the looks of it, they were anyway--all through the debates, lol).

    I believe Obama will go down in history as one of the best presidents the US has had.  The cards are all there.

    1. RKHenry profile image63
      RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      You know Lita, I'm with you.  I've never known a US President holding a town hall meeting like this before.  I mean, this is why he has a 69% approval record.  It seems he is sincerely trying his best to heal wounds and put the needs our world first, instead of personal agenda's.  It is hard to compare this president to America's past Presidents.  He is truly one of a kind.  I, for one, am very proud he's our President.

  5. RKHenry profile image63
    RKHenryposted 15 years ago

    This mornings airways have been praised filled applauses, towards Obama's town hall meeting and for his over all European tour.  So far so good.  I give the President a A++.  How would you grade his performance so far?

  6. bgamall profile image68
    bgamallposted 15 years ago

    While I like President Obama he has surrounded himself with some real cronygangers. I mean Larry Summers is protecting the banks and their counterparty friends the hedge funds while raiding the US treasury. He was paid over 5 million by a hedge fund in 2008 and over 2 million for speaking at Citibank and other too-big-to-fail banks.

    If this plan fails, people will look to Obama to figuratively cut off the heads of both Summers and Geithner.

  7. Rik Ravado profile image87
    Rik Ravadoposted 15 years ago

    I'm from the UK and am a massive fan. I read 'Audacity of Hope' and it is in a different league to other political writing.  I know politicians have a habit of letting us down but I think he is living up to all the promise. 
    I think Michelle is amazing too.  They went down a storm at the G20 meeting in London.  With Michelle's charming even the Queen who let it be known that the arm around her was a sign of 'mutual affection'.
    Obama is the first US President to really repect other national leaders.  He is an amazing guy and may well change the world (for the better)!

  8. bgamall profile image68
    bgamallposted 15 years ago

    Rik you are right regarding foreign policy. I support his cooperation with nations, especially with Russia.

    My issue is with the world economy and what the US is doing to protect international bankers at the expense of real recovery. We could be in for a long recession, both in the US and Europe.

  9. Rik Ravado profile image87
    Rik Ravadoposted 15 years ago

    You are right bgamall, I think banking is a real source of anger on both sides of the Atlantic - the UK is really badly hit because finance and banking are a bigger proportion of our economy than for most other nations.

    1. RKHenry profile image63
      RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Look at South Africa.  It is the worse hit of us all.  21.7% Unemployment.  That's really too bad.

  10. laringo profile image61
    laringoposted 15 years ago

    Rik Ravado, I agree with you on the Obama's. What they both bring to the world stage is respect and decency which I trully believe is a part of their being. Respect is only manifested if you project it and live it. I don't like to compare one person to another, but I think he will achieve success for our nation and will go down in history as one of the best presidents our nations has ever had.

  11. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 15 years ago

    I stand behind President Obama as the President who can get America out of the recession that it has been in since December of 2007.  I think that he did an amazing job of getting the $787 billion stimulus package through congress in time for the creation of 3.5 million jobs.  I agree with the commenters who said that President Barack Obama will go down in history as one of the better presidents.He managed to win three republicans to get the recovery bill passed and showed that he can work across party lines. President Barack Obama has said during the G20 summit that the rest of the world should not expect America to heal the woes of the world economy. Europe was luke warm about adding more stimulus funds to the economy but was in agreement on the handling of the International Monetary Fund. Tt would seem that President Barack Obama is literally trying to bring the world together in a good way.

    I would say that Americans are safe and secure with who they put into the presidency.  President Barack Obama is doing a fine job and deserves the approval of the American people.

  12. bgamall profile image68
    bgamallposted 15 years ago

    Actually Linda I would not believe the hype regarding the recovery of our economy. There are two reasons for pessimism. First the banks are insolvent. They are facing a commercial property meltdown not unlike subprime, and they are facing a credit card meltdown, and an alt a and option arm meltdown that is barely hitting and will go all the way through 2011.

    The second reason is that the golden goose of prosperity, the consumer, is dead in the water. Without increases in wages, or rising housing values, the consumer cannot buy the big ticket items. That spells doom for the car industry and also portends a problem still for housing. High unemployment will only make this situation worse. One guy today said that the banks will lose more than in the Great Depression. Don't believe the hype of a recovery.

    Here is a video of Peter Schiff who Fox News made fun of. Fox News has no credibility. Even Rush Limbaugh elsewhere said the housing bubble was a figment of the imagination of the drive by media! What a loser!

    But Fox was wrong about the meltdown and Schiff was right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60CLQse27p8

    Ben Stein has apologized for costing folks a lot of money.

    1. RKHenry profile image63
      RKHenryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Has the people accepted this apology?  Apologized. 

      You know, there does come a time when apologies are not enough. 

      I like to see something more than apologies come out of the Bush era's.


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