The crowd loved him
President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign event at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, on March 30, 2012. Obama is on a day trip to Vermont and Maine to attend campaign events.
March 30th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

The crowd loved him

It may have been a tough week for the president at the Supreme Court, but you wouldn't have known that Friday: thousands of students at the University of Vermont couldn't get enough of Obama during a campaign speech.

You knew things would go well for him when his opening comment: "I'm here..." was interrupted by applause. Huge cheers erupted when the president talked about withdrawing from Iraq, health care reform, and affordable education.

In a swipe at Republicans, the president said hard work is a value, but so is "looking out for one another...I'm my brother's keeper. I'm my sister's keeper. That's a value. " Wild applause.


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  1. Biotechdev

    Really, Can CNN get more embarassing? As Obamcare dies in the Supreme Court and our debt goes above GDP, this is the kind of story they run?

    March 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • samuel burnside

      hmmm...Come on. Be happy about something, we have a President that the majority like, young people are excited to see, and the world respects him. Oh. He dont look like you ! Is that it ?

      March 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Bob

      Na na na na naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!

      March 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • GT

      Well as they say......"This is C-N-N."

      March 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
    • Jared

      Obama was the first president in 17 years to visit Vermont – this was an exciting event for a state that is often overlooked by the national spotlight! Please let us have our 4 hours in the spotlight...

      March 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
    • SierraBW

      Why not! The fake issues the GOP is running on isn't news any more - it's old hat! Remember, they've been taking about repealing "Obamacare" since it passed 2 years ago. That their buddies on the SCOTUS get to make the decision is not news either, but a repeat of 2000, when they handed the Presidency to George W. bush!. And what this story does is put the lie to the fact that everybody wants to replace Obama. This crowd, and those in other cities are always welcoming of not only the man, but his message. And, as the economy continues to improve - we had more good news today - his rivals in the GOP will simply be telling lies that the President's policies have failed. They can't get him on foreign policy, and not, if things continue as we believe they will, the economy will be an issue - but one the President will be happy to tout as one of his crowning accomplishments. What will the GOP have to crow about - Paul Ryan's cruel budget that threatens to strip Americans of their dignity, and the ability to properly care for their families! Some accomplishment! Your front runner, Romney, called Ryan's budget "bold" and "exciting!" Imagine, the thought of 40 million hungry, uninsured Americans excites him!

      March 31, 2012 at 2:50 am |
      • gthog61

        They "handed" nothing to George Bush idiot.

        No recount ever done by anybody EVER said ANYTHING other than that George Bush won Florida. Starting off your post with a baldfaced lie makes the rest of it irrelevant.

        March 31, 2012 at 4:47 am |
      • chelsea

        Say it like it is...thank you...

        March 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
      • Victor

        You are right on,!

        March 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        Beautiful...you go!

        March 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
      • sharong62

        Very well written! You get an A+! Don't forget, he is 'that one!" as McCain said in 2008! He likened President Obama to "the Messiah" and the President (well, candidate Obama then) replied, "No, I'm not the Messiah, I come from the planet Crypton! and have been sent to save earth by my father Jarol." He is a Superman and President! Even JFK's own daughter, Caroline, gave him a glowing endorsement when she said she hadn't been this excited about any candidate since her father! I call him the black JFK! I love the man, he has so much character, integrity, intelligence, eloquence, poise, and is fearless in the face of adversity! I believe he will go down in history as one of the top 10 Presidents in history! Obama 2012

        April 1, 2012 at 12:15 am |
      • IndependentThinker

        When interest rates soar and the dollar looses its "reserve currency" status during Obama's "second" term, they won't love Obama then. They will want to crucify him. I see nothing but a "Greece-like" outcome for our future.

        April 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
      • ADELAIDE FORREST

        YOU TELL 'EM, I STUTTER !!!!!!!

        April 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • Tammy

        Don't forget the last November elections...there's going to be a repeat in 2012!

        April 2, 2012 at 2:24 am |
      • Joi Gibson

        Well said!!!

        April 2, 2012 at 9:46 am |
      • d

        WORD!!! can a brother vote for this Great Prez & his vision & nothin but Ds so that he can push these long term solutions through Congress. Time to kick out these rich, richer & richest in bed with oil Companies Repubs!!!!

        April 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • kagetreal

      What has the GOP said what will they do, their main focus is beating Obama. They have no solution to anything...Just BS comes out of their mouth....Give me a Break!!!!!.....Obama2012!!!!

      March 31, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • joep199

      CNN has less to worry about regarding being embarassed than you do. Every time you post on here you just display your own arrogance and myopia.

      March 31, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Jay Dee

      Yeah, the GOP is in action, biotechdev. They try to kill the middle class by any means. Let's not forget that the debt was at $10.7 Trillion when Bush left office. Let's not forget that Bush started two wars. Let's not forget that Bush borrowed money from the Chinese to give every household in America a $600 rebate in 2004, while he was spending more money than he was taking in. Let's not forget the scare tactics he played with the color spectrum of alerts until his second election was passed. Let's not forget "Mission Accomplished" Bush and Reagan were both losers, but noone does the research to appreciate that much. Obama raised the debt ceiling 3 times while in office, but Reagan raised it 17 times. Noone mentions that. Reagan raised taxes 11 times, after he cut taxes once. Reagan told Gorby, "Gorby, tera down this wall.' Gorby layghed his ass off and ignored it. Two and one half years later, a few West Germans took it upon themselves to start sledgehammering it, and Gorby let it happen. If it has something to do with Reagans speech, it would have happened in days. Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild, yet was quick to start breaking unions, even after his speech in New Jersey talking about how much they were needed. If the republicans cared so much for the "Working poor," why is it they refuse to raise the taxes on the wealthiest of Americans and let the poor handle the bill? Think about national health care as a reality. Canada has it amongst 30 million people, its entire populace. Think of how easy it could be if we all paid our fair share with a population ten times the size of Canada. New Zealand only has a population of 1.7million and has a successful National Healthcare plan. So does Autrailia, Japan, Norway, Finland, Denmark, France, Ireland and a host of others. Do you honestly mean to tell us that it's impossible for Americans to have it here? Are we too stupid to figure out a plan? Are we too backwards to have the foresight to initiate a plan? I don't think so. Our problem isn't the cost of it. Our problems are the politics of it. Big corporations, which are big political contributors have too much to lose and everything to gain. Don't think for a minute that the GOP is in business for you, the individual. You are the pawn. The business you work for owns you, and always will. No matter the tax breaks they get, you still have to beg for a raise. As a GOP member, the only freedom you support is the right to work....for less.

      March 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • d

      Yo, bio, This is what a great Country is all about. A Great Prez & & one who just happens to be of color getting SEVERLY chered by thousands of young white folks. Try that with Mr Personality in front of a bunch of brothers & he would get stupidy SEVERLY booed of the stage!!! I can see it now, Appoint a BLACK elder to the Mormon cult you RACIST sob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Rita

      I am so proud of my President! Intelligent, dignified and above the scum of the repulsive republican anti-everything forums. He makes Romney look like an ego-inflated fool and I will defend his Health Care law as one of the most progressive – after all, it passed with Romneys signature in Massachucetts. Keep on the positive news, CNN.

      March 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • kathy

      Now Now dont let that green eyed monster (envy) get tha best of u!! lol of course the crowd loved him,and so do I.

      March 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • W J FOLLIN

        Kathy you are an idiot.You must be getting all the perks from the government they give to vpeople like you.

        April 2, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • caeser

      The only cheer Bush got was when they threw the shoe at him.
      Even then they were cheering the guy who threw it.

      April 1, 2012 at 5:00 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      CNN DID THE RIGHT MORAL THING. AMERICANS ARE FREE TO LIKE THE NOBILITY AND WISDOM OF PRESIDENT OBAMA; IT IS ABOUT TIME THE HIGH FIBER OF PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED. ARE YOU ENVIOUS? TSK, TSK,TSK, YOUR PUPPET LIKE CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY HAS APPEARED SO MUCH IN THE NEWS THAT HIS ADS ARE REACHING THE POINT OF OVEREXPOSURE. FRANKLY I FEEL LIKE VOMITING WHEN I SEE HIS PICTURES!

      April 1, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • DDanny1

      I think the 5 conservative justices on the Supreme Court and the GOP are in a heck of a jackpot. They need to find Obamacare unconstitutional to give Obama a big FAIL, but they realized a little late that people like the stuff about insurance companies not being able to drop you when you get sick and turning people down for coverage a lot more than they don't like the other stuff and are going to hold REPUBLICANS in CONGRESS for losing it, and ROMNEY can't even suggest he'll try to get those things back because he has to run from Obamacare as fast as he can.
      Bottom line, the SCOTUS might not only be sealing the GOP's fate and giving the Dems a majority in the House and a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. Not only that, but it's very possible that Obama will get to appoint 2 SCOTUS justices in the next term and we'll have a liberal SCOTUS to boot.

      April 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      BIOTECHDEV: WAIT A SECOND, SIR OR LADY, HEALTH REFORM HAS NOT BEEN REJECTED. ACTUALLY THE ISSUE WILL BE SOLVED UNTIL JUNE. MOST LIKELY THE SC FOOLS WILL POSTPONE THE CONTROVERSY UNTIL AFTER THE 112 ELECTIONS; SO YOU ARE ASSUMING VERY UNPREDICTABLE RESULTS. WHO IS PAYING YOU TO LIE?

      ALSO, LAWS DONT DIE. SEE LAWS ARE NOT HUMAN. GOT IT? WHAT DO YOU WORK AT IN THE LAB, SUCKING THE BLOOD OF CADAVERS? NO WONDER, YOU PROBABLY SUPPORT MIT ROMNEY, OR SANTORUM, RIGHT?

      April 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • W J FOLLIN

      CNN,MSNBC are told what to say and do by the demoncrats.Obama needs to go back to Chicago

      April 2, 2012 at 9:47 am |
      • Joi Gibson

        Why do people claim CNN is some liberal news organization. MSNBC tends toward liberal; FOX is completely in the bag for Republicans. They get their talking points from the GOP. CNN tries to be impartial, but on shows like State of the Union, John King USA, there are usually 2 or 3 GOP to 1 Democrat. If you truly want an impartial news, PBS.

        April 2, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • gloria

      Pictures and cheers don't lie...but Republicans do.

      April 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  2. San

    No matter how you spin it. History will show he's a good President. If you don't think so, look in the mirror and say "He's a bad president."

    March 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
  3. Sponge-Bob

    Obama is his brother's keeper? Why does he want his brothers to pay more in taxes and saddle them with debt? Vermont is as far left as San Francisco so it's no wonder he got applause.

    March 30, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • samuel burnside

      Beause our brothers has had ten years of breaks......I have paid my taxes at the high end. Now, my brother can !!

      March 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
    • SierraBW

      The right are quick to call themselves Christians. The Being they claim to worship had this to say "To he much is given, of him much is expected! He also advised an Apostle who did not want to pay his taxes - "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and to God that which is God's." So, like everything else, hiding behind the mantle of Christianity is as fake as their claim to want small government! They want small government so that they alone can govern the national treasury, and the rest of us will have no say!

      March 31, 2012 at 2:57 am |
      • Sponge-Bob

        Giving is not giving unless it's done willingly and with a free heart. If I take your money and give it away it doesn't mean I did the giving, it just makes me the middle man, the redistributer. You also have no way of knowing how much of your money I used for overhead or other "expenses". If I directly give to a charity I know what their other costs are and know where the money's going. Americans are the most charitable on earth, so knock it off with the charges of selfishness. You think just because Obama wants to take more money that makes him more generous? To get a true measure of the man you might want to look at his tax returns and see what he gives to charities. It's easy to be loose with someone else's money but leftists never seem to be able to make that connection, they just fall on their knees and worship politicians.

        March 31, 2012 at 3:25 am |
      • Rita

        As a Catholic woman who belileves in birth control, I fully agree with you. The true Christian is one who is compassionate, forgiving, and charitable to the less fortunate. Righteous Rick and Houndog Newt are poor examples of my Church, and I am offended that they would NOT even separate church and state from their decisions. As an independent voter, I will NOT be voting republican this year at all!!!!

        March 31, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • JD

        When confronted with a strong enemy, liberals have no choice but to redefine their enemies. It's degrading – they think everyone else is so stupid that they can decide what we think; what we believe. They eagerly do so, inventing stupid positions for us so that they can then "defeat" us. They fear nothing more than our real positions; our knowledge; our intelligence. These they cannot defeat. That is why they take such pains to avoid facing them.

        March 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • caeser

        Lets be honest,they want small Government so it will be easier to lie,cheat and steal.

        April 1, 2012 at 5:02 am |
      • professor x

        Sponge bob i feel badd for millions of people that the selfish Repubs want to throw off health care.

        April 1, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
      • Steveo

        Not quite! They were Jewish leaders who tried to get Jesus in trouble with His taxes! Apostles did not exist until after the death, burial, and resurrection! Prior to that time, they were called disciples!

        April 2, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • ricky rubio

      You're as imformed as a sloth. Deliverence is not a love story in Vermont hillbilly.

      March 31, 2012 at 9:26 am |
    • Dave

      To suggest he "wants" those things is just childish. The increase in debt was a necessary evil to prevent even worse things from happening.

      March 31, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Jay Dee

      You must be living under a rock. Obama tried to lower taxes on the poor and raise them on the rich....but the GOP doesn't like the poor,,,,and that's a natural fact, because everyone should be wealthy in their eyes...well, at least 1%

      March 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS NOT REFERRING TO FOLKS LIKE YOU, TURKEY! YOU GOT MILLIONS SO YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET FREE MEDICAL CARE AND TAX CUTS.

      April 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SPONGE-BOB: YOUR THINKING IS TOO GENERALIZED. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS REFERRING TO MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING CLASS NEEDY AMERICANS; NOT TO YOUR RICH ELITE, TURKEY. HE AND WE THE PEOPLE KNOW YOU DONT NEED MONEY THAT YOU OWN BILLIONS. UNDERSTAND? SO YOUR DUMB COMMENT IS TOTALLY IRRELEVANT, FORTUNATELY🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SPONGE RADICAL: DO YOU HAVE A LESS BORING AND TIRESOME OUTWORN PIECE OF PROPAGANDA? NO? TSK, TSK,, TSK.

      April 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  4. MaryM

    Biotech, you are going to be soooooooo sad in Nov 2012

    March 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YES, INDEED DEAR MARYM🙂 REPUBLICAN MISINFORMATION VOLUNTEERS ARE RUNNING OUT OF NEGATIVE IDEAS AND ACCUSATIONS🙂 BEST LUCK TO YOUR FAMILY AND SON. TAKE CARE🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  5. 23 from texas

    He's pathetic.

    March 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • another texas

      Wow ! A texan made a complete sentence. Smart as Bush.

      March 31, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • joep199

      Hey, I have to respect your judgement about pathetic, after all, you did elect Rick Perry, so you'd know

      March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT, BIOTHECCEV HAS LOST IT, THE FOOL🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  6. Bren

    I can't wait for all of you to quietly choke on your own words. OBAMA/BIDEN2012

    March 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  7. soren

    "looking out for one another...I'm my brother's keeper. I'm my sister's keeper. That's a value. "

    Your brother was homeless living on like $10 a year in Kenya or something.

    March 30, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  8. Margaret

    Of course the crowd loves him, I love him, any reasonable person loves him. He has done an exceptional job and you all know it.

    March 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  9. jean2009

    College students are the smartest.

    March 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      JEAN 2009NOT REALLY, RATHER IT DEPENDS ON WHO IS WHO. HOW CAN YOU CALL GRADUATES WHO CREATED AND LEFT US IN A RECESSION LIKE WALKER BUSH AND CHENEY DID? ON THE OTHER HAND, GENIUSES LIKE STEVE HAWKINGS, DAWKINS AND EINSTEIN WERE INDEED GREAT ACHIEVERS,.....SO?

      RATHER SOME FOLKS DO WELL WITH ONLY A HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE. OTHERS ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS, LIKE FAMOUS PHYSICS ANALYSTS THAT HAVE CURED MAJOR PESTS.

      April 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
      • jean2009

        And some people learn how to turn off the caps lock key.

        April 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      JEAN2009; CAN YOU PROVE THAT? HOW SMART WAS THE GRADUATE WALKER BUSH AND HIS PROFESSIONAL STAFF THAT FAILED TO SOLVE AND ACTUALLY TRIGGERED OUR RECESSION?

      April 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  10. Bonnie

    He is a second term president. Republican actions have helped him gain that position along with the fact that he does care for average ameracians. Republicans are cutting our throats and we are not going to stand by and let them do it.

    March 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      RIGHT,🙂 PRESIDENT OBAMA QUALIFIES AND DESERVES A SECOND TERM. WE MIDDLE AND WORKING CLASS NEED HIS POLICIES AND GUIDANCE SO MUCH! LET US VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, YESS, RA RA RA!

      April 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  11. Not Chicken Little

    And as another poster elsewhere said, clowns entertain crowds. And all the rats followed the Pied Piper, too...

    March 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
    • joep199

      Yes, they sure did ... right into Iraq, right into an unfunded plan for prescription coverage in Medicare, right into tax cuts as our deficit increased ... oh, sorry, that's a different Pied Piper

      March 31, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • jean2009

        Which FYI any way you slice it or dice it Part D is mandatory. Thanks to President Obama the prescription medications out of pocket expense under Part D is becoming more affordable.

        March 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE PIED PIPER? EX-PRESIDENT WALKER BUSH? THAT IS FOR SURE. HE IS AN INSULT TO HUMANITY.!

      April 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE PIEPED PIPER NAMED MIT ROMNEY WHO HOLD A STRANGE HYPNOTIC CONTROL OF THE TEA PARTY MEMBERS AND MANY REPUBLICAN EXTREMIST! WEIRD? VERY, VERY STRANGE IN A SUPPOSEDLY EDUCATED NATION. OR IS IT SHEER NEED AND DESPERATION MAKING UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS SELL THEIR VOTES TO THE CONSERVATIVES? PROBABLY.

      April 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
  12. New York

    Cm'on CNN. This is a real story? Obama gets a big reception in Vermont? Obama, the Constitutional lawyer, is having his signature achievement close to being declared unconstitutional, and this is what you got? Obama's presidency is turning out to be an utter disappointment. He has been the most divisive American president in a long, long time. Our country is more divided now than ever and it is quite sad. Don't worry CNN – you don't have to report that....

    March 30, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • d

      Yo New your, This prez is breaking the barrier & getting cheered by 99% crowd of WHITES. Try that with Mr Personality all up in there with 5000 brothers.

      April 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  13. brim

    Republicans never give straight answers.

    March 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  14. Norma Vessels

    Keep going, President Obama .. don't let any one group pull you down .. we have your back .. you have helped
    all of us, and we who trust you, believe in you, will not let you down. Obama/Biden 2009 thru 2016'!

    March 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
    • honeybe

      helped ALL of us? I think not!! My life is not one bit better since he has taken office, but of course I am not on food stamps, welfare, HUD vouchers, free cell phone, etc. etc. etc. If you borrow (make that steal) from Peter to pay Paul, over course you'll get plenty of votes from Paul.

      March 31, 2012 at 10:42 am |
      • Reason

        Don't blame Obama for your own pathetic life. Stop blaming the government for all your problems. The constant whining is annoying.

        March 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • d

      Now, thats what Im talkin about, The man needs our support to beat Plasticman

      March 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NORMA VESSELS: NOW YOURS IS REAL LOYALTY AND WISDOM. SEE YOU AT THE POLLS, DEAR🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      NORMA VESSELS: RIGHT ON: PRESIDENT OBAMA MUST BE RE-ELECTED🙂 THAT IS THE BIGGEST TAX CUT FOR THE SELFISH AND CRIMINAL REPUBLICANS AND TEA PARTISANS.

      April 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  15. Bushwacker

    The Republicans are a sorry bunch. They have lost there freaking minds and are seriously flawed and controlled by lunatics. I can't believe the incompetence of this organization. Pathetic

    March 30, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
  16. t6extster

    "I am my brothers keeper"? Really?
    Maybe he could cough a $100 and buy is brother a new hut.
    Maybe pick up the tab for Aunt Zeutini.
    What an utter liar.

    March 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  17. gjm

    Ever wonder why this guy is always talking in front of children and not adults and why CNN continues to play cheerleader?

    March 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  18. mj loehrer

    Vermont–big deal. It's a communist state. They have a lot in commom with Obama

    March 30, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • Jared

      Communist state? What are you talking about? I live in a small Vermont town. We are hard workers, we pay our taxes, we love our families, we care for the environment, we care for our elderly, and we have a population less than many mid-western cities. We are small town USA at its finest. Your comment shows a lack of understanding of a small New England state that is rarely in the spotlight.

      March 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YOUR REPETITIOUS ACCUSATION MAKES ME PUKE. ALSO, RONALD REAGAN PACTED WITH THE RUSSIAN PREMIER, GORBACHEV. WAS REAGAN A SOCIALIST OR COMMUNIST? DID YOU CLAIM THAT WHEN IT HAPPENED?

      YOUR FANTASY OBSESSION WITH SOCIALISM INDICATES YOU FEEL GUILTY....OR SOCIALIST? BINGO :))

      April 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      SO NOW YOU ACCUSE VERMONT A SOCIALIST STATE? IS FALSE BLAMES ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT? I AM GLAD I AM NOT YOU. I DO NOT HAVE MILLIONS, OR HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND DOLLARS. I GOT SOMETHING BETTER: TRUE, LOYAL LOVE AND COMPASSION. SOMETHING YOU WILL NEVER HAVE :)REPUBLICANS DO NOT EVEN KNOW THE CONCEPTS; THEY ARE TOO BUSY COUNTING THEIR ILLEGAL PROFITS.

      April 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  19. Jen geddie

    Yes he is loved and admired ! Wars are winding down ; economy is stabilizing; he never resorts to cheap shots or demonizing ; he is attempting to deal w/ corporate welfare for oil companies and tax loopholes for the uber rich . What is NOT to LIKE ?

    March 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  20. citygardener

    If I'm my brother's keeper, why did Joe Biden give an average of $369 to charity of the past decade? Hypocrites.

    Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife gave an average of $369 a year to charity during the past decade, his tax records show.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  21. chyng

    I thought Obama's brother was living in a mud hut in Africa without his Brother sending him a dime. Does this man, or CNN for that matter have no shame

    March 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  22. Michel

    They must really love the doubling of gasoline prices, the doubling of unemployment, the skyrocketting debt and the fall in housing priced. Oh and the inflation is just wonderful. Thanks Obamanomics – this is much much better than it was three years ago. With a little more work – maybe we could get to 9 bucks a gallon gasoline like I used to pay in England.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
  23. brenda

    I watched both speeches. It was the truth and nothing but the truth. Very energizing. I will do all I can to get President Obama re-elected. We must not let Romney and Ryan destroy what we have fought for. Obama/Biden 2012

    March 30, 2012 at 11:24 pm |
  24. exgop

    The gop have done nothing but present bill after bill that does nothing for the middleclass or working poor/seniors.Gop has done everything they could to take the economey down by saying no to everything obama has tried to do through congress in hopes to make this country fail so the unimformed will vote against the president.Its a very clear the gop dont give a damm about the middleclass or lessfortunate that need help and we need to get this scum out of congress so we can get america moving at a faster pace.Im pretty sure most americans will see that the gop and Mr Etch A Sketch have no place in the gov and vote no to the gop party of hate and lies.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:41 pm |
  25. Dee

    Jean2009 you are absolutely correct. All the other candidates are not thinking about the younger generation they are the future of this country this is why they support this President.

    This Health Care bill is critical to these college students they can stay on their parents insurance and they can focus on their education.

    President Obama has always tried to look out for the younger generation who are technology savy and will take us into the 21st century.

    March 30, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DEE: I AGREE. WITHOUT ECONOMIC, ACCOUNTING, CHEMICAL, ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE, AMERICA WOULD BE RELEGATED TO THIRD WORLD STATUS.

      NOW, SOME FOLKS MAY WORK BETTER WITH THEIR HANDS, NOT THEIR BRAINS, SO PARENTS NEED BE FLEXIBLE AND NOT FORCE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ON KIDS WHO DO NOT WANT TO ATTEND COLLEGE.

      April 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        ALSO, A LACK OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES WOULD PUT US AT THE MERCY OF RIVAL NATIONS WHOSE AMBASSADORS COULD EASILY FOOL. SO SAVE SOME BY LETTING THEM THRIVE AT TRADE ACADEMICS, AND ALSO MAINTAIN COLLEGES FOR THE MENTALLY ADVANTAGED AND WILLING TO LEARN. SHUTTING DOWN OUR UNIVERSITIES WOULD CONDEMN OUR FUTURE AND OUR NATION. SO A GIVE AND TAKE IS NEEDED.

        April 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  26. Whoosh

    FIRED UP! Ready to GO! If it wasn't for thr leadership of this president many of you would have been selling pencils or but on the street corners. Call him all the nasty republican names you know because the more you beat him down, the taller he stands. Come November you people will be sooooo angry at willard for not being what you thought he was.

    March 31, 2012 at 4:30 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DITTO🙂 HAHAHAHAH

      April 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      WHOOSH: I AGREE, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS WISELY DISTRIBUTING OUR NATIONAL RESOURCES, PLUS REPAIRING NEEDED BRIDGES AND HIGHWAYS WE ALL USE AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CRUCIAL TO OUR SURVIVAL. INSTEAD THE REPUKE CANDIDATES HAVE FOCUS IN BRINGING DOWN PRESIDENT OBAMA😦 MIT ROMENY MAY CHANGE HIS TUNE AND TRY TO OFFER IDEAS; HOWEVER THE NEGATIVE STATEMENTS HE HAS MADE WILL CATCH HIM AROUND :))))HE WILL END UP WITH LITTLE RELIABILITY IN THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT HIS CLOSE ADVISORS.🙂 HE HAS LEARNED TOO MANY DIFFERENT DANCES, ALTHOUGH IT HAS MADE HIM MORE AND MORE AGGRESSIVE, HIS BONES ARE LIKELY TO BREAK OR FREEZE INTO ROMNEY REPUBLICAN CARPAL SYNDROME :))))

      April 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  27. Whoosh

    oh yes OBAMA/BIDEN 2012. Done!

    March 31, 2012 at 4:31 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      CHEERS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, WE THE PEOPLE, THE MIDDLE AND WORKING CLASSES, THE POOR AND NEEDY. DOWN WITH THE RIICH REPUBLICAN ELITE :)))) THAT IS FOR SURE🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  28. honeybe

    Oh, yes.....he is his brothers/sisters keeper. Looking out for the leeches who want free handouts while the rest of us work our tails off to provide it to them.

    March 31, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • joep199

      Or, looking out for the middle class while the republicans lick the boots of their campaign contributors

      March 31, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • honeybe

        what is he doing to help the middle class? we are the ones who are supporting both the leeches and the 1%. sorry, he is definitely pandering to the ones who consume the most and contribute the least.

        March 31, 2012 at 10:32 am |
      • jean2009

        @honeybe
        You can't have it both ways...which is what you seem to be saying.

        Really, I doubt very much if today's college students are the ones who are consuming the most without putting anything back in. I know far too many college students who spend plenty of their time giving back. Young people who go to other countries (or rural areas of our own) to work and help those less fortunate.
        Many of these students spend their spring break building homes in Haiti, or providing volunteer service at health clinics.

        March 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE RUTHLESS REPUBLICAN EXTREMIST ARE OUT TO DENIGRATE HUMANS WHO ARE AS HUMAN AS THEMSELVES. SEE, THE REPUKES ONLY VALUE MATERIAL THINGS: JEWELS AND MONEY OR GOLD AND SILVER. IF AN AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS WORKER LOOSES HIS JOB, HOME AND FAMILY..FOR THE CONSERVATIVES THAT POOR MAN BECOMES A LEECH, FOR JUST GETTING UNEMPLOYMENT , OR FOODSTAMPS!

      SUCH TEA PARTY AND REPUBLICAN RUTHLESSNESS!

      April 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      DO YOU REALLY CONSIDER HUMANS WHO ARE JUST LIKE YOU....LEECHES? ARE YOU A DUMB RAT?.;WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE LABLEED A MONKEY? OR A SMELLY BITCH? ...NO, WHY NOT, MENSTRUAL PERIODS DO SMELL FOUL AND THE IRISH ARE KNOWN TO HAVE ATHLETE'S FOOT AND SWEAT LIKE...WHITE PIGS, H A HA AHA HAH

      April 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  29. kagetreal

    Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 31, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  30. JOE

    what a C L O W N

    March 31, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      YES, JOHN BOHENER AND HIS REPUBLICAN GANG ARE CLOWNS🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  31. arduck

    name callers "clown" "marxist", POTUS haters, etc. what do you and yours offer?

    March 31, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      THE ULTRA RIGHT OFFERS NOTHING, ZERO, NADA. THE ONLY THING YOU GET ARE FANTASIES OF INVISIBLE SPIRITS THAT DO NOT REALLY EXIST. BACK IN FEBRUARY BOHENER ANNOUNCED HIS PARTY WOULD CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS, INSTEAD THE EMPLOYMENT RATE WENT DOWN IN MARCH.

      April 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      ARDUCK; IS NAME CALLING ALL YOU CAN DO? TALKING OF YOU REPUBLICAN AND TEA PEE CANDIDATES, HOW ABOUT GOP TRASHCAN?

      April 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
  32. canuhereme

    I'm with you president OBAMA.OBAMA in2012.

    March 31, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      CANUHEREME: THANKS AND GREAT :)))))))))))))) VIVA PRESIDENT OBAMA, RA RA RA🙂

      April 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  33. quinLee

    Wow! Reading these comments, you can really distinguish the haters. They are just so...well...hateful with nothing to offer. "Repeal and Replace", what's that about when you have nothing to replace it with. Just the epitome of today's GOP.

    March 31, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • honeybe

      Out of control spending has to STOP. I don't want my kids and grandchildren burdened with debt their entire lives, but at the rate we are going, that will happen. What will the next 4 years bring.....more debt for my great-granchildren? Sorry if this means the end of the gravy train for some people but anyone who has common sense knows you can't spend what you don't have!

      March 31, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • jean2009

        You are too late for that mantra George W. Bush saw to that when he tried to bomb Iraq to smithereens looking for non-existent WMD at the cost of $1.2 billion per week.

        Now, your option is to see your kids have health insurance coverage so they don't wind up in bankruptcy court when they give birth to a sick child with a pre-existing condition, or they have an automobile wreck that leaves them with sever injuries, or they develop an autoimmune disease like MS. lupus, or diabetes, and that they can afford an education so they can compete in the market place...where currently only the rich can afford both.

        March 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • jean2009

        I need to invest in new computer keyboard "severe" .

        March 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • S.positive

        Still in delusion??????????? well go an sleep and wake up in 2016 as there is no way we are voting the party of GWB who brought this country to its knees in 2008. Yes WE ALL STILL BLAME BUSH AND YOUR PARTY. Live with that!!!

        April 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
      • Steveo

        @S-Positive,

        You mad at Clinton too? He signed the bill into law that dismantled Glass-Stegall! Which in turn, broke the housing bubble.

        Yeah Jean2009, I know who wrote it but you should know bills have NO authority until they have been signed into LAW!

        In addition, the Dot.com bubble broke under Clinton as well! All of that plus 9-11 left Bush in a bit of a lurch! The left always seem to forget that! You mad at Dodd and Frank as well? They played a major role in the economic down turn, they did nothing to rein in Fannie and Freddie! So who are you mad at or are you simply playing poltics? I believe the blame crosses party lines!

        April 2, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      QUIN LEE: SEE, THE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVES GOAL IS TO BRING DOWN PRESIDENT OBAMA, INSTEAD OF FINDING POSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO OUR NATIONAL PROBLEMS. IN FACT, THE REPUBLICANS ARE FIGHTING THEIR OWN HATE.
      THEY THINK OTHERWISE, DESTRUCTION BLINDS THEM TO THE TRUTH. WHO IS THE MAIN SPREADER OF MISINFORMATION? MITT ROMNEY. SANTORUM FOLLOWS HIM.

      April 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  34. george of the jungle

    The repos can't stand it. He does not bash the repos and call them names or insult them and the crowds love him. You know why? because he is an adult who doesn't need to stoop to the level of the repos to get respect and his ideas across. We are tired of the good ol boys who talk out both sides of their mouths. They bash each other and act like they are the only ones who are christian or patriotic. Tired of every bill being geared for the wealthy .Tired of my way or the highway attitude. Tired of everyone sink or swim attitude. This country is better than it was 4 years ago guys. The world has a better oppion of us and we can work togeather in spite of all the repo scare tatics and war mongering. If they screw our health insurance then where will the people with preexisting conditions go? What about our kids on our policies? And seniors with perscription coverage, The repos don't care. Obam 2012 Go forward.

    March 31, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  35. jerry

    they did the same for Hitler..the students and the professors alike... some came to taken by slick talk and idiocy.... they will learn.

    March 31, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Reason

      Here we go with Hitler. Hitler was white too. So now anytime a white person makes a speech, I'll make sure to link the two.

      March 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        REASON: I AM CAUCASIAN AND WILL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA. I AM NOT A STUDENT, NOR A TEACHER. SO BE CAREFUL ON WHAT YOU SEE AS A STEREOTYPE. EACH INDIVIDUAL IS UNIQUE, WHATEVER HIS RACIAL BACKGROUND. ESTAMOS? (IN SPANISH THAT MEANS: RIGHT? OR UNDERSTOOD? IF YOU DO NOT DIFFERENTIATE, YOU MAY END DOING WHAT THOSE CRIMINAL KU KUX KLANERS HAVE DONE😦

        April 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
      • Tschrny Wolf

        RATHER, HITLER WAS HALF JEWISH, THE IRISH WERE REDDISH OR HAD PINK SKIN. LATINOS ARE BEIGE OR BROWN. ONLY NORWEIGEANS, BRITISH, ITALIAN AND SOME SPANISH ARE VERY WHITE. STILL THEY HAVE BLACK OR DARK BROWN HAIR AND BLACK EYES. SO DETERMINING THE RACIAL ORIGIN MUST NOT BE OVERGENERALIZED. MY OWN SISTER IS ALMOST MULATTO. I AM SO PROUD TO BE HIS SISTER🙂 SHE IS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING. THAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN A PERSON; NOT THE HUE OF HIS OR HER SKIN. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE RACISTS AMONG OUR POPULATION. PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS WIFE ARE COURAGEOUSLY BREAKING NEW GROUND. OF COURSE THE REPUBLICAN RACISTS TARGET HIM AND HER ALMOST CONTINUALLY😦

        THAT DOES NOT MEAN ALL WHITES ARE PREJUDICED. YOU MAKE A BIG MISTAKE BY PUTTING ORANGES WITH APPLES IN THE SAME CART!

        April 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  36. B

    Sure get sick of these mindless references to Hitler.....

    Try reading something besides Comic Books-

    March 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • jerry

      oh well...obama has favored business parters and he is at the minimum a socialist...so you just have to live with it.

      April 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • jerry

      oh and incidentally...hitler took great care to hide his past as has obama....what you idiots don't know won't hurt you will it?

      April 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • Joi Gibson

        Hide his past? Get serious. I don't know why, but it is still stunning that people continue to think like this; hide his past, where are his transcripts, birth certificate, blah, blah, blah, blah. It is not worthy of an adult conversation.

        April 2, 2012 at 11:12 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      C; DISSOLVE YOUR SUPREMACIST GANGS AND THE KKK, AND THEN YOU CAN TALK. LET GO OF RACIAL PREJUDICE. WE ALL ARE EQUALLY HUMAN WITH THE SAME HABITS AND NEEDS.

      April 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  37. david

    Poor people that are Republicans must be drinking some stupit water. The GOP only care for the rich they dont want the rich to pay taxes but you poor people pay half of your incime in taxes think twice poor Republicans.

    March 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  38. LifeDream

    I think President Obama will be recognized by our children and grandchildren as one of the best Presidents this Country has ever had! Saved us from financial doom, killed our #1 enemy, lead from behind to remove Khadaffi, saved the auto industry, the list is pretty long... Teathuglicans heads explode in 3.2.1...

    March 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  39. d

    What up with all that long song & dance mumbo jumbo when a tabby naclke fights back for their wantin to start an arms race with Russia Cult member. Cant you mormons just shoot straight from the heart. Its like you guys are a robot like Head mormon mitt. I just dont get it. Say what you feel, not what your taught by the cult!!!!!!!!!!! & yea the dirty litle secret about 0 black elders is not nearly as secret as yaLL think. can a brothrer get all up in there in the elder cult? Why Heavens no, Why not? CAUS YOUR BLACK!!!! OH DAMN!!!!

    March 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  40. sharong62

    General Election: Romney vs. Obama

    Poll

    Date

    Sample

    Obama (D)

    Romney (R)

    Spread

    RCP Average

    3/10 – 3/30

    -

    47.7

    43.2

    Obama +4.5

    Rasmussen Tracking

    3/28 – 3/30

    1500 LV

    46

    46

    Tie

    CNN/Opinion Research

    3/24 – 3/25

    925 RV

    54

    43

    Obama +11

    McClatchy/Marist

    3/20 – 3/22

    846 RV

    46

    44

    Obama +2

    PPP (D)

    3/15 – 3/17

    900 RV

    48

    44

    Obama +4

    Reason-Rupe

    3/10 – 3/20

    1200 A

    46

    40

    Obama +6

    FOX News

    3/10 – 3/12

    912 RV

    46

    42

    General Election: Romney vs. Obama

    Poll

    Date

    Sample

    Obama (D)

    Romney (R)

    Spread

    RCP Average

    3/10 – 3/30

    -

    47.7

    43.2

    Obama +4.5

    Rasmussen Tracking

    3/28 – 3/30

    1500 LV

    46

    46

    Tie

    CNN/Opinion Research

    3/24 – 3/25

    925 RV

    54

    43

    Obama +11

    McClatchy/Marist

    3/20 – 3/22

    846 RV

    46

    44

    Obama +2

    PPP (D)

    3/15 – 3/17

    900 RV

    48

    44

    Obama +4

    Reason-Rupe

    3/10 – 3/20

    1200 A

    46

    40

    Obama +6

    FOX News

    3/10 – 3/12

    912 RV

    46

    42

    Obama +4

    Obama +4

    April 1, 2012 at 12:21 am |
  41. Leif

    Take the profits out of polluting the commons for starters. The rest is easy.

    April 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  42. nurse1mac

    Thanks to Racist Republicans, The Prez will have no problem keeping 1600 Penn Ave. as his address..LOL

    April 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  43. Tschrny Wolf

    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HAVING BLACK SKIN. THE RACISTS ATTACKS ARE JUST EXCUSES TO OPPRESS THE MINORITIES :(((( SHAME ON THEM. I AM CAUCASIAN, STILL i FIND AFRICAN AMERICANS A HANDSOME GROUP🙂 DO NOT WORRY, I AM HAPPILY MARRIED. WHEN I BROKE A LEG, A VERY KIND NEIGHBOR CARRIED ME TO THE AMBULANCE. HE IS AFRICAN AMERICAN. WHATEVER, HE PUT HIS FEELINGS OF DIFFERENCE AND INSTEAD HELPED ME LIKE IF I WAS ONE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE. THAT IS ADMIRABLE AND TO REMEMBER ALWAYS.🙂

    April 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  44. Joi Gibson

    Yeah Mr. President!!!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!!!

    April 2, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  45. d

    I wanna see Mr Personality try to give a speech to a packed house of brothers. ooH that would be ugly!!! Romney S-ks Romney S-ks Romney S-ks. I am not concerned about the poor. What a woderful human being!!!!

    April 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm |