April 30, 2009
Yesterday, April 29th, 2009, marked President Obama's first 100 days in office! And while morning shows ran recaps, and networks like CNN asked viewers to grade the President's progress, here's what Barack had to say for himself (during a prime-time new conference):
"I am surprised compared to where I started, when we first announced for this race, by the number of critical issues that appear to be coming to a head all at the same time."
"I'd say less troubled, but, you know, sobered by the fact that change in Washington comes slow."
"I will tell you that when I — when I meet our servicemen and women, enchanted is probably not the word I would use. But I am so profoundly impressed and grateful to them for what they do."
"(I'm) humbled by the fact that the presidency is extraordinarily powerful, but we are just part of a much broader tapestry of American life, and there are a lot of different power centers. ... And I'm humbled, last, by the American people who have shown extraordinary patience and I think a recognition that we're not going to solve all of these problems overnight."