Wednesday January 21 | Obama’s First 100 Days

January 21, 2009 at 8:26 am | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

The fireworks of a historic election and a memorable inauguration have passed and now it’s time for the Obama administration to get to work. The to-do list is massive and we’ll look at how President Obama will choose which major issues to tackle first. He has inherited two wars and a struggling economy. Our panel of experts will discuss how the President will spend his first 100 days.

Guests
Dr. Scott Huffmon – Assoc. Professor, Political Science at Winthrop University
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Assoc. Professor, History & Politics at Catawba College
Dr. Eric Heberlig – Assoc. Professor, Political Science at UNC Charlotte

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  1. Good morning Mike Collins.

    Could you ask these 3 academics if they know what kind (specific) of manufacturing jobs could be created that would produce things consumers would immediately be able to afford and eager to buy. Do we need some protectionism to get domestic manufacturing going? How quickly can the Obama administration renegotiate trade agreements to ensure worker rights and environmental protections?

    How bad is the bank thing with Citibank and B of A coming apart, and Wells Fargo and other bank stocks falling?

    Thanks Mike, I’ll be listening this evening to the replay. See you later.

  2. I was there on the mall yesterday and I think you miss many key points- while the people were there were Obama fans, they were American fans more-I spoke to many African Americans, and they for the first time feel completely a part of this great thing we call America. The American compact is now ther’s too.
    2nd- there was little applause because everyone was listening so intently. There was spontaneous dancing before and After the speech.
    3rd- your polictical scientists are too influenced by the limitations of recent presidents and politics- he took his most powerful potential adversaries, in the Senate Clinton and in the house Rahm Emmanuel, brought them on his team.
    Add to this his huge political capital of 75% pluss approval ratings, his own superior political intellect (after all he beat the best politician in Hilary Clinton) and you have a political force not known for many years in this country.

    Big things are about to happen in this country for the first time since the 1960’s.

  3. I second your points Terry McDonald. Glad you were there. See my recent blog posts at the Watercooler.


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