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January 20th, 2009
09:25 PM ET

What Should Obama Do First?

What issue should President Obama tackle first?

Wednesday will be President Obama's first full day on the job. Like Sen. John McCain, Obama covered A LOT of ground on the campaign trail - both in traveling and the issues he addressed. So here's your chance to tell us what issue the new president should focus on first.

And if you don't see the issue that's most important to you in this Quick Vote, leave us a comment below and tell us what you think the new president's top priority should be!

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Kevin

    First Obama should tackle the economy with a stimulus package!

    January 20, 2009 at 11:02 pm |
  2. Kyle

    I think Obama should focus on the economy first and creating jobs. Also Obama should get us out of this recession too.

    January 20, 2009 at 11:39 pm |
  3. 8th Grade Class, Pago Pago, American Samoa

    We believe that President Obama should take care of both the war and the economy. The economy is important for the American way of life. Many lives and much money has been spent on the war. Cut our loses, focus on our people.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:15 am |
  4. S.Q.

    Now, I think the economy is the biggst issue. It needs to be the first to be solved in order to make U.S.-no,the world calmer. We need to be calm in order to make the rest of the world calm

    January 21, 2009 at 12:52 am |
  5. Drew

    Obama should first tackle the War in Iraq. There really is no point in being there anymore. Just pull all of the troops out, and bring them home. Come on, Obama, now that there is a Democrat in office, we can actually take care of the problems that have engulfed the United States.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:04 am |
  6. kaz

    I think Barack Obama is a person of sound judgement.
    So I hope that he copes well with the economic problems.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:07 am |
  7. Jo

    I think that President Obama should take care of the Economy first because without solving the money problem he can't take care of the other problems that cost money.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:31 am |
  8. Ben

    President Obama have to make U.S economy better. And he have to stop wars (Iraq). He have to help Korean United Government . Because North Korea have nuclear, so they can distroy South Korea. Maybe there wiil be the Third World War.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:58 am |
  9. Maximilian

    President Obama should and will work on being more Economic than just fighting on with the Iraq troops. If he becomes more Economic, other countries will start helping us against the war in Iraq. Obama bis our future of Freedom, Health, an Peace.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  10. Mrs. St.Germian's Homeroom

    I think that Obama should start with the economy then War in Iraq. He had a great speach and it was long but pretty.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:20 am |
  11. Jaron

    I think President Obama will run the office good! Hope he can solve some of our economic problems especially helping people with jobs.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:23 am |
  12. Lyme Old-Lyme School 7th

    WOW! He really had a great speach it just took all of the coldness out of my body. He should proboly kick off with Economy and the the War in Iraq. I think it was cool when you talked about the different veiws of the pictures we were standing right near one of the veiws. And i love Opra!

    January 21, 2009 at 8:25 am |
  13. Ms. G's 2nd Period

    The war in Iraq should be tackled first because of the abundance of monies that is spent daily for as long as we are at war. Let alone the death toll.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  14. Charlie

    I think that he should focus on the econmy. then once he fixes the economy then he needs to focus on the war in Iraq.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:32 am |
  15. Ms. G's 2nd Period

    The war in Iraq should be tackled first because of the abundance of monies spent daily as long as we are at war. Let alone the death toll. To cease this war would help our economic situation.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:35 am |
  16. Moamen

    I believe that the first thing Obama will do is about is foreign relations. The reason is because most countries now really don’t like George W. Bush and they want to know if the upcoming president is going to be any better or not. But I also think while having meeting and talking with foreign countries he should be doing something to help out the U.S. Economy before it goes all the way to the bottom of the line.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:45 am |
  17. Sammy

    I believe the president should focus on ending the war in Iraq so he has time to fix the economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:46 am |
  18. Mr. Goodland's Core 1

    We feel that Obama should focus on the economy first since everthing else ties in to it. He should into creating new jobs by starting builidng and public works programs.

    Some (but not all of us!) feel that if he's trying to save us money, he should pull the troops out of Iraq as soon as possible to save us money.

    Finally, some of us are worried that expectations of Obama are SO high that there's no way he can realistically carry that much weight on his shoulders.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:52 am |
  19. Joshua

    The first thing Obama needs to do as president is start working on our economy. I believe if he can get us out of this rescission. That will help us need the war and help health care get better. Because if we have a better economy, then we can spend more money in health care.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  20. Michael

    I think Obama should try to get America out of the recession we are in right now.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  21. Sarah

    If I were going to be president the first issue I would address would be the economy. I think this is most important because we are in a depression and people need to hear how he is planning on fixing it and getting us out of the depression. People need to hear some positive news and addressing the economy and sharing how he is going to improve it will put a lot of people at ease. Plus I just think that the economy is a big topic and problem that needs to be addressed.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  22. Jesse

    There are many problems or issues that US is facing. One of the problems is in the Middle East. Another well-known problem is the economic recession. Gas prices are going up. There are also many other improvements that are needed in the US. I would say fix every problem above, and once the international issues are fixed, I would say improve the national issues such as healthcare and law and in my opinion the school.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:05 am |
  23. Ricardo

    He should start by executing his plan to get started on fixing the economy. Then after that is under control (in a couple of years) he should start withdrawing the troops from Iraq and getting them back home safely or sending them wherever they need to go.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:09 am |
  24. Ryan

    I think that the first move Obama should make should be a move to improve the economy. At the moment our economy is failing miserably and needs attention quick. Many companies have already gone out of business and many more major companies need bailouts.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:13 am |
  25. Haley

    i think that obama should send our trooops home!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  26. MATT

    The economy is the top priority because it is the structure of America.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  27. Brooks

    He should tackle racisim or how ever you spell it. He is the kuuuuulest prezzz we hav ever had!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  28. merrill

    I think the economy because we need more jobs and other stuff.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:35 am |
  29. Tyler

    I think that Obama should tackle the war in terror first and get our troops out of there. All were doing over there is playing a huge paint ball war. THE ECONOMY CAN WAIT!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  30. Sean

    I think the war in Iraq is more important than anything else because there people are dying. There are no people that I know of have died in the economy crisis. Also, terrorists should be hunted down.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  31. Aidan

    I think that Obama should prevent the foes who have mastered the dark art of terrorism from harming the innocent citizens of the U.S.. If he stops these terrible bad-guys, EVERYONE will love him.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  32. Eliza

    I think that President Obama should deal with the war in Iraq first and then the economy. The war has been going on for about five years and I think it needs to stop. The economy is an issue that we need to deal with, but it is not the first one.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:38 am |
  33. Del

    I think to me the most important thing that should be addressed is animals rights and finding an alternative to animal testing, everyone just forgets about it because testing on animals helps make money for the economy, but no cares that animals die in cramped cages because of that, Obama should address that as one of the first things

    January 21, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  34. Emily

    I think Obama should first work on getting the troops out of Iraq and into Afghanistan. He should then begin to start fixing our economical crisis. If he can bring the U.S. economy back to the status it was a couple years ago, the rest of the world should follow. We're one of the most important countries in terms of economy; our drop effected the rest of the world. All I'm saying is Obama is going to have a lot of work on his hands for the next 4+ years.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  35. Grace

    I think he should handle Global Warming first. It has been around longest and it could be karma. Didn't fix Global Warming so the economy went down. GLOBAL WARMING!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  36. Laura

    The first thing I would do is start withdrawing your troops for over in Iraq. When we got who they wanted us to get we should have left then. They asked us to leave. But no we have to act like we own the area and control their government. Did it ever come to mind to allow them to fight it out with themselves? One of my best friends lost one of her siblings to this war. There are children over there that have no parents because of us or their own government. One of my mom boss sons is in that area and he dislikes see the children as happy to get water that it was like Christmas. I am started a project to send thing over to him to give out to I need help to do it.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  37. Devin

    I think Obama should take care of the economy first because it's probably the biggest problem we're in so far. Jobs are slowly lessening, businesses are slowly depleting, and Global Warming is a threat. There are probably more people in need of money these days than in any time in history, which may come to a devastating conclusion. All our businesses could go down in flames because of economy, so the economy should be treated right away.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  38. Elena

    I think Obama should work out the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But I really think he should also work on ways to help the earth, and hire scientists to work on different sources of reusable gas, and ways to cut down on fossil fuels.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:43 am |
  39. ryan

    he should not be part of the war and just think about the economy

    January 21, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  40. Anonymous

    I think that he should start on the economy because the economy is really bad and we are loosing jobs really fast

    January 21, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  41. Shawn

    i think that the middle east should be tackled first because the people are starving and its just really really bad over there

    January 21, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  42. Mo

    -Carl

    I think our (new)president should attack the issuse on the Economy.Because if our Economy is down then what is the chance of us surving the next chaos that heads in our face.Im not saying that all the other stuff our president should not handle,But i think the Economy should be the first thing he should do.

    Who is to say in the next 10 years or maybe even less than 10 maybe even 5 years that our Economy will go up,or down?

    With out money people will be broke,Loose homes,Won't even have enough to pay to feed there kids.I sure would not want this to happen if i was the president.I would make this better from the get-go

    -Mo

    January 21, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  43. Krista

    I think he should work on Health care first. A lot of people in America cant afford health care ad for that reason they don't have very good health. I feel everyone should have a chance and be healthy.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  44. Samantha

    I think Obama's Inaugation day was really good. His speech was really good I liked what he said a lot.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  45. Andi

    I think Obama should make the economy his first priority because if we don't act now, we are going to head into a deep depression like in the 1930s.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  46. Jonathan

    I think that he should first work on us getting out of a Recession. Where I live 2 small Maine towns just lost 90 jobs. I hope that Obama doesn't just focus mostly on Iraq like Bush did i hope that he actually brings change like he said he would. Because there are a lot of people depending on him.

    Sincerely: Jonathan

    January 21, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  47. Deanna

    I think Obama should be looking more out for the economic issues in America. Obama should stay focused on keeping big businesses and banks in order and keep a close eye on corruption in people's power.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  48. Colin

    Economy is becoming a crucial issue in the U.S., starting with the gas prices. Though they have lowered in the last few weeks, they are cutting hugely into our families investments. This is something that will keep controlling our lives if it doesn't end soon. You need to talk some sense into whoever is raising gas prices. We need to take a stand. We need your help President Obama, make the change today!

    January 21, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  49. Griffin

    All I hear about is how the Al-Qaeda have regrouped together and are plotting once more, and if President Obama wants to withdraw all the troops out of the Middle East, then what are we to expect from them if there is no resistance overseas?

    January 21, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  50. Sean

    If I were President Obama the first issue I would address would be the economy. The economy has been hurting for some time now and we need to resolve this issue. Another issue would be the BCS. We need to get a playoff system for college football. I would endorse the issue but there are much more important issues to deal with.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  51. Latiqua

    The government class of Baptist Hill High School, period three suggests that President Obama work on jobs and immigration. All of these contribute to a faulting economy because without jobs people are not making any money, and without money they could lose everything that they own, including their cars and homes. Another disadvantage of people not having jobs is that they won't be able to pay their taxes. Immigrants tie into this because for every job that they take an American loses one.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  52. Coach Jech's Gov't Class

    Overall, my class felt the Economy should be addressed first and formost by the President, but also of importance is that a priority be put on research for "Alternative Fuels". This would lessen our dependency on foreign countries and also help stimulate our own nation's economy.

    thanks,
    Coach Jech's Government Class(Pronounced 'Yeck')

    January 21, 2009 at 10:55 am |
  53. josh

    economy should be first we are in a major crisis

    January 21, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  54. Aaron

    I think that Obama should tackle the Iraq War first.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:30 am |
  55. Teddy Bear

    i think he should take our troops out of iraq so that we can fix the econemy

    January 21, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  56. Katie

    I think that he needs to deel with the economic problems first because we need money to fix the rest of the things .

    January 21, 2009 at 11:31 am |
  57. Caswell

    The Economy i think he should work on first because we are in need! Amarica has no money!!!!!!!!! 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 :(:( 😦 😦 :(:( 😦 😦 then i think we should work on the war in iraq

    January 21, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  58. clark

    I think that national security is one of the most important along with economy but if the economy goes too much farther down the tank we are not going to be able to protect our country.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:32 am |
  59. Brittany

    I think that Obama should try to figure out what to do with the economy. Economy is pretty much a broad idea, so it includes many stuff that is important to America that need to be fixed. I think that out of the main topics that Obama has, the economy is the worst and needs to be worked on the most.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:33 am |
  60. Gimme

    I believe that Obama should focus on the heath care because Obama shouldn't be selfish! The kids in our country will grow and to grow (possibly to be a hero) will be good for all! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    January 21, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  61. samuel

    he should take care of the stuff that is life threatening not that the economy is not life threatening but it hasnt talkin any life yet and the war has he should act on the war on iraq first.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  62. Miss Dalton's 5th period class

    We think that President Obama needs to tackle the economy first.

    Our cheer for the economy:
    Step One: Fix
    Step Two: It
    Step Three: Fix It!

    January 21, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  63. kristen

    I think PREZ OBAMA should work on the ECONOMY first. Because it 's not doing great right now. It's a hard time for some AMERICANS.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  64. Ross

    I think Obama should tackle the war in Iraq first. I am pretty sure Obama is not concerned with this front, and he is going to withdrawal troops from Iraq. If our troops leave Iraq, then I believe that we will get terror attacked again. But, if he thinks about what he is doing, and lets the troops get stuff finished in Iraq, we will be a better off country.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  65. karina

    What I think is the most important thing Obama should work on is immigration. I think this is important because a lot of people are getting separated from there parents or family members. This concerns me because if my parents were immigrates I would not like for them to take them away from me because that was be awful. I think what Obama should do is not deport them but to be them to become a citizen and help them along the way. I think that will me much better than to send them back to Mexico. I heard that if they get deported and go to Mexico the serve jail in Mexico. That’s why I think Obama should work on immigration first.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  66. Coach Jech's Gov't Class

    i need to expand on my earlier comment and properly give credit. It was Justin who felt the President should make finding 'alternative fuels' a high priority. He felt this would make America less dependent on foreign Oil and also help create more jobs and a healthier economy.

    thanks again,
    Coach Jech's HS Gov't Class

    January 21, 2009 at 11:50 am |
  67. Michael

    What I think the President should focus on is the War that’s going in Iraq. I say this because there are many men and women getting killed to protect us, and many families who miss them. Also the men and women probably don’t have any food and they are tired and want to go home. Another reason is that I think fighting back makes it worse than trying to talk to them. So to me this is what President Barack Obama should focus on when he is president.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  68. itzel

    I think that the first issue that the president needs to work on is the economy because the economy is getting worst with the years so I think that the presedent Obama needs to work more on the economy because we need the money and that’s part of the economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  69. Anonymous

    I think that Barrack Obama should work on the immigrants. I say this because they have lived here for probably plenty of years. I mean they aren’t ant harm to us. They aren’t doing anything bad to us. Some just work so they can make money for their family. They are like us. We are all people. They should also go back from where hey came from because there family are from there.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  70. Zuset

    I think President Obama’s first priority should be the economy. From the looks of it our economy is going down. One example would be oil high prices. I think Obama needs to find a solution to this lower gas price or find more oil. Mostly all Americans rely on oil like to heat homes and fuel cars. I know Obama has a lot to face though being president but I think our economy comes first.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  71. jesus

    Economy/Immigration

    I think that the most important thing to tackle is economy. The economy is real bad, and it is affecting us because everyone is broke. My second issue he should work on is immigration, because there a lot of family getting separated from each other, just because we are immigrants.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:53 am |
  72. leslie

    I think that the Obama’s first priority should be health care. Health care should be his first priority because it is very important. Many people around the U.S. are dying because of their health and because they don’t have medicine to be treated. I think that also because his people should be treated no matter what the condition. That is why I think that health care should be the president’s top priority.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  73. Jacqueline

    The issue Obama should do first is that he should mostly focus on health care! I am asking you this because there are a lot of people that need help because people don’t have health insurance and they really need that care for them. You should do this because people lose their families easily when they are in big trouble with their health and because maybe they don’t have health insurance or any kind of other issue why they are in health problems. So what I think you should do first is to do this important issue.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  74. ruben

    My issue is that Barack Obama should start focusing in the health care because allot of
    People are dying of thing like for example cancer. Barack Obama should start helping sick people.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:54 am |
  75. Celia

    I think that the first issue that the president Barrack Obama should work with is the environment, because for all the people in the world to live peacefully we need a healthy world and if we don’t take care of our planet it would just be a big land fill. There are some plants that they can use for energy it would be sort of like gas but it wont harm the earth. I think everyone has a responsibility to recycle bottles, can, and paper.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  76. Juan

    I think that Barrack Obama should work on the immigrants. I say this because they have lived here for probably plenty of years. I mean they aren’t ant harm to us. They aren’t doing anything bad to us. Some just work so they can make money for their family. They are like us. We are all people. They should also go back from where hey came from because there family are from there.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  77. Luis

    I think that the President Obama should take care of immigration first. I think that because many people need this. I think that since where all humans we should get the same rights as everyone. If they say that this is a free Country why don’t they let the immigrants stay here?

    January 21, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  78. Maria

    I think that the issue Barack Obama should tackle economy first. Economy is very important right now. A lot of people don’t or can’t get the necessary things they need like medicine many don’t have jobs which becomes really hard with the thongs that they need.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  79. Maria

    I think that the issue Barack Obama should tackle economy first. Economy is very important right now. A lot of people don’t or can’t get the necessary things they need like medicine many don’t have jobs which becomes really hard with the things that they need.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  80. bryan

    I think that the most importing thing to get finished with is the war in Iraq because if we don’t then it will be too late and many more people will die and many families will be very sad that their family member died in the war we should do that first the second thing is economy its really bad and many people don’t have work and jobs to start with we need jobs to pay bills and things that matter and my last and final thing to work on is immigration many people are getting separated from there families and that’s a bad thing because people are very sad and crying and we should stop it

    January 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  81. jessica

    i think obama needs to fix our economy. then he needs to fix our health care.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  82. jaqueline

    Well my opinion is that president Obama knows what he is doing. Is like he said in the speech I am asking you to believe not in my ability to bring a real change in Washington I am asking you to believe in yours. I think that he is trying to say is that he doesn’t decide to change America we the people decide to change America. I am glad he is the president of America Obama has a family to take care of and a state that’s why I like him

    January 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  83. Mariel

    I think that the most important issue that Barack Obama should work on first is immigrationn. The longer he takes in other things the more families are being separated.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |
  84. jessica

    I think Obama needs to fix our economy. Then he needs to fix our health care. Hi Mrs. Johnson.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  85. Faby

    In my opinion I say that Obama should first focus on the economy. As time passes the economy is getting worse. But as Obama said, things will get worse before they get better. I trust Obama will be able to make the economy better again.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  86. Nahomy

    In my opinion I think Barack Obama should work on the immigration. I think Obama should work on the immigration first because there’s a lot of families’ that are being deported. Families’ come to the United States of America to have a better life or either to earn money for their families’ they left to give them a better life. Is not only Mexicans that get deported theirs Chinese, Polish, Europeans and other kind of people that get deported and it feels awful knowing that you can’t work because your afraid immigration might get you someday and then you look at your children being afraid they won’t have a mommy. And that’s why I think Obama should work on immigration first and then of course economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  87. Tianna

    If President Barack Obama fixes the economy then he could tackle other problems like a linebacker tackling a quarterback.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  88. Zach

    I think that president Barack Obama should tackle the econymy first,because we are in desprate need of a change in it.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  89. Mr. Smith's Class

    Our class is kind of split between two major issues, however we feel that all issues are equally important to our country currently. Our two choices were the War in Iraq and the Economy. Both of these issues are directly tied to all the people in the United States, unlike Health Care which only affects some. Solving the situation in Iraq, could help the situation in the Middle East as well, where another peace treaty or ceasefire could begin. .

    January 21, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  90. Miss Becker's Middle School Social Studies Class

    Hello Carl:
    We love your puns! Here's our thoughts: President Obama has a lot on his plate. We believe and trust that our new President will take care of what he and his cabinet believe is the most important issue.
    We thought the War in Iraq was the most important issue.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  91. Patterson's 7th grade C Class

    Remove the troops from Iraq, fix social problems in the United States, then move on to worrying about other countries.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  92. Mr. Whang's class

    Immigration! Families are being separated, children are missing out on opportunities in schools, and it's unfair to treat innocent people like criminals.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  93. Charles

    i think he really needs to focus on the economy first because where in a ressesion and our goverment keeps going down hill. If we keep barrowing money then we will be in alot of trouble.

    January 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  94. gabby

    i think he should first worry about the economy i mean let the military at least stay and fight for a little bit longer. their not fighting for nothing their fighting for our freedom!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm |
  95. Myah

    i think Obama should fight the economy first because it affects everybody in stead of one place. so ya and you rock carl!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  96. Brecca

    I think that heath care is really bad! So he should TACKLE that first.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm |
  97. Alyssa

    I really don't care what the president "tackles" first. I just hope he can handle everything . President Obama should try to do anything he can.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  98. Rowan

    I think he should do something about the war in iraq

    January 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  99. alexis

    I think president should deal with the economy first.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:12 pm |
  100. Kirk

    I think Barack Obama should go with the economy because we might go into another great depression. So I say economy first then the war next because the war needs to be taken care of too. Eventually if the war doesn't stop nobody will be left to fight for us and Iraq. So if the war doesn't end in a few years I say we just bring our troops home. The economy part though is bad too Wall ST. might crash completely and other stuff is going to crash too if it's not taken care of.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm |
  101. Rowan

    i voted for economy and that is my CNN vote of what he should tackle first =)

    January 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  102. stefan

    I think Obama should deal with the war in Iraq.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  103. Aliciya

    I think President Obama should help kids that can't go or pay for school . I think every child should go to school to learn. As my mom says " Every one needs to learn to have a bright future."

    January 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm |
  104. Mr. Smith's Class

    We would like to see small business get some tax relief so they can stay in business and keep people working.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm |
  105. Jaxon

    i think that Obama should help the economy first and then turn to health care.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  106. Shay

    What do YOU! think that he should do Carl ? I think that he should start with the Economy we need the help it!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  107. stefan

    I think Obama should deal with the war in Iraq.Because I think to many people are dieing.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm |
  108. Katherine

    I think Obama should defentaly should do something about the the war, I should be friends with Iraq and so should you.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  109. Rowan

    I THINK HE SHOULD TACKLE THE WAR IN IRAQ LIKE A FOOTBALL PLAYER DOES HAHA plus i wahnt to stop the war why cant thay just stop WAR!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  110. Lydia

    I think president Oboma should help people that can't aford food. No one should die of starvation. 😦

    January 21, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  111. Alexa

    i think you should help the economy. gas prices are to high so nobody wants to go to the stores, or doctor. people prefer to stay at home because of price of gas, food, insurence, or heath care.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  112. puding

    karl azuz rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  113. Alejandro

    I think he shod let the mexicens live in America whe out a gren card. I also think that mexicens shod have respekt.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  114. Dallin

    I think that president Obama should take the solder's out of Iraq so no more people will be shot and not worry about being
    shot at.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  115. Jaxon

    you rock Carl Azuz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  116. Mr. Drager's 6th Grade Class

    We feel that all of the subjects are of equal importance but that they all hinge on the economy being fixed first.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  117. Karisa

    I think that President Obama should help the economy first. Because once that problem gets solved then he can help the environment before it gets too bad. Then he can help make world peace.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  118. Maria

    I think Barack Obama should definitely focus on the war in Iraq because than will have one of the huge problems solved and if you have a husband or children in the war than they can come home!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm |
  119. ruben

    I think that he should tackle the war in Iraq. Because it is one of the things that brings down the economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  120. Elizabeth

    I think that Obama should worry about the economy more than anything. I feel this way because, the economy is in the most trouble out of everything. I'm not saying that the other stuff isn't important, because it is, but the economy is in the worst position.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  121. Ashley

    He should worry about the economy first. this is because people are loosing there jobs when they need them most. I am not saying that nothing else is important because it is i am just saying that the economy needs the most help.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:24 pm |
  122. Wordsworth Academy, Room 160

    Collectively, our classroom agrees that the first issue that should be handled is the financial state of our nation. We have been in this financial crisis long enough. The economy is causing an array of other issues: poverty, lack of healthcare, loss of jobs, and the inability to provide a comfortable living for yourself as well as family. The economy crisis will affect people in different ways; some people may lose money in their investments, some may have a consumer purchase deflation, and some may lose their job, which, in time, will affect the world in a down sliding effect. In order to bring some relief to a citizen’s cry for help, President Barack Obama will need to tackle this task first and with great force as well as the promise to stabilize its efforts.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  123. Stetson

    The economy is in a very bad state and it needs to be fixed. Barack Obama should work on that first. We need help bad.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  124. Mary

    The new president's speech will not be remembered as hopeful, rather it will be remembered as hopeless. There was too much doom and gloom.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  125. Katie

    In my opinion the economy is the first thing that Barack should tackle. I believe that because is so messed up right now. I also believe that the war in Iraq should be dealt with pretty quickly.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  126. Shae

    I Think that he should handle the war first because it has been going on longer.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  127. matt

    he needs to make america safe.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm |
  128. joeshmo

    i think Obama should do economy first because most of the stuff on that list you money.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  129. Hannah

    I think he should help the economy first!

    January 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  130. Micah

    he should ummmmmmmmmmm like deal with the war in Iraq

    January 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  131. willy

    i agree with hannah

    January 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  132. Switzer

    I think that Obama should evacuate all of the troops and civilians fro Iraq and Afghanistan, then nuke those places before they do it to us. They've all ready killed a bunch of civilians to start out. Who says that they won't nuke us.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  133. Paige

    I think obama should either tackle the war first or the economy. The economy has suffered allot of damage and the war in iraq has been going on for a very long time, obama should bring the veterans home.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  134. Espen

    Economy should be the first thing he does.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm |
  135. molly

    I don't really know what Obama should tackle first, but maybe he should do the economy first or at least soon.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  136. Hannah

    I think Obama might ummm do something about heathcare or something to do with childrean or schools or something like that. i dont really think his first move would be gas prises cause they are okay right now and there are other things he should worry about maybe he will do something about the war i dont know.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  137. Tori

    I think that he should be most concerned with is the economy and he should try and help out the with preserving the trees and wild life all over the u.s.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:46 pm |
  138. Moira

    I think that Obama should "tackle" the economy because that is the thing that we have heard about most from the news and from our families. That is what has been talked about most by our Country, so we should try to fix that to get it over with.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  139. alex

    I think he should take on the economy because that will give us more money for the war in Iraq and lower taxes.

    January 21, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  140. Carly

    I think Obama should tackle the current economy situation first. If the economy is down and getting worse everyday, then everything else will go down. The job market will diminish to where there are no jobs available, and those that already hold jobs will lose them. The rate our economy is going down, we will be in another Great Depression soon.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  141. Erik

    I think that President Barack Obama should fix the economy first.It seems as if the economy is going back into a recession. It has been getting hard to find jobs, so people are making less money, so how are they supposed to get the necessities? Some people don't even have enough money for doctor visits of medicine that they need to live. If the economy keeps on like this, I believe that America wouldn't be such a great place to live as it used to.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  142. Stephanie

    I think that the first thing that Obama should do is explain how he is going to increase jobs. He wants to bring the troops back, but my question to Obama is where are all those soldiers going to work when they get back? Did he ever think things like that through? I’m very curious to know the answer to this question…

    January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  143. Elizabeth

    I think he should help the environment first. It may not seem like such a big deal now but in ten years it will be. I don't know about you but I'd like my kids to know what trees are.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  144. Elizabeth

    I think President Obama should help the environment first because if the world finds a common cause it could help prevent wars and I think that is like killing two birds with one stone.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  145. Kyle

    There are many issues that our new president will face. But the most over looked problems are the one with the peaple. Statistics show that over 60% of americans DO NOT PAY TAXES. America has a growing dept, thats all ready crippling to pay. Instead of worrying about other countries its best to worry about our selfs.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  146. Freida

    I think President Obama's first priority should definitely be global warming. We as Americans are contributing far too much to the destruction of our planet. People talk about the failing economy falling onto the next generation's shoulders, but really, I think leaving us with a polluted Earth is far worse.

    January 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm |
  147. tisha

    i think barack obama should deal with the economy because,
    people are losing jobs, homes and business

    January 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  148. Agueda

    i think we should we should focus on the economy right now, i dont want to see prices of things go up even more

    January 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  149. Cameron

    I think that Obama should focus on the biggest issue in the U.S., the economy. A lot of people are losing their jobs and homes, and that to me is extremely unhealthy. Maybe he can be the first black president and make an amazing change in the world's economy today.

    January 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  150. Mikayla

    The first thing President Obama should handle is a promise he made to his two daughters, getting a puppy! After that he should get settled in.

    January 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  151. caitin

    when i saw the danceing i absolutly thought u won

    January 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm |
  152. Mikayla

    Getting a puppy duh. The first thing President Obama should definetly handle is a promise he made to his two daughters, getting a puppy! Carl, do you have a dog? TTYL

    January 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  153. Charlotte

    I thought that Obama should tackle the economy first because that is the most important. Our country is falling down the pit of doom, and if he does all of that, then we can start worring about things like the war, and health care, like he said he would. I just hope that he does all that he promiced he would do when he was campaining.

    January 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  154. Emily and Madison

    We think President Obama should fix the economy first. If you fix the economy and prices go down then people will have more money to buy health care if they need it.

    Emily and Madison

    January 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm |
  155. Mr. Parker's 3rd Period Class

    My 7th Grade students believe that Obama's top three priorities should be
    1. The economy. This is because a lot of people are losing ther jobs, and because of the mortgage / housing crisis.

    2. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They believe that President Obama needs to find peaceful resolutions so the troops can come home.

    3. Healthcare; because too many people can't afford it, especially in this economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm |
  156. Brock

    I think the economy is a big issue even if thos gas prices are going down. the economy is struggling from going into a hard depression like in the 1930's.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  157. Anonymous

    President Obama needs to do one thing right away and that is to get a College Football playoff system!! The BCS is jacked up right now. The Utah Utes and Texas got no respect. If Obama was smart, his first job would be sorting out the BCS and making an 8 team college football playoff system.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  158. macky

    it would be nice if the US could get out of debt
    for once!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  159. Parisa

    i think that Obama should takle the econamy first becose it needs help

    January 21, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  160. shawn

    I thought it was going to be war in Iraq because he wanted the war in Iraq to be stopped and let the soldiers go home and stay their family

    January 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  161. sammy

    imported because it would be so cool in the us could stop spending so much money on stupid stuff and save it for food fro all the people who are suffering from hurricanes and natural disaters. for example president obama iuauguration cost so much. any way thy sould start thinking about us.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  162. Tyler

    i think obama should deal with the economy because that is the first and most important subject i think he should put the other things beside and get the economy stable agian.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  163. Brenden

    I think he should start with the war in Iraq first because we have a lot of troupes over there. He should start to bring our troupes back and end the war. I don't think were acomplishing any thing.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  164. cody

    I voted for the economy, we are in a time of crises that needs help.
    If the economy improves there will be people with more money because the prices will have gone down and more jobs will be available hopefully. After economy I hope that Obama will help the war in iraq, bringing home all those loved ones would bring so much joy.
    Thanks

    January 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  165. Lakota

    I think the economy is the most important crises right now because jobs every where are getting shut down. They really should think about what is going on. I mean look at prices of food, they are taxing more. They should try to help companies because they are the main reason of transportation of the U.S.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  166. Caroline

    all of the above

    January 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  167. cortne

    i think he should take care of the economy first because i want the economy to be back to normal i dont like it when it is so bad i hate it when people lose jobs and i hate it when things are really expensive.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm |
  168. Kim

    I can't believe you didn't list the environment as a top priority for Obama. If we don't start taking care of our planet, nothing else will matter anyway because we won't have a place to live.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  169. Vince

    I think that, first of all, Obama should end the war in Iraq. It is the worst thing currently happening in society. Then he should deal with the pressing issue of our economy, as that needs a lot of work too.

    January 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  170. Mallory

    Obama should take care of the economy first because most people are going broke!!! The rich people in California are moving out due to the high taxes they have to pay. California is sinking like the titanic!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  171. Ry

    I think Obama should handle the war in Iraq first then following with the economy. If we end with the war first the troops would be back and no more lives would be lost ; and without war equipment we need we could posibly handle the economy. I'd personally rather have family back then money.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  172. Ry

    I think President Barack Obama should handle the war first, he could bring the troops home and no more lifes would be at risk on PURPOSE! He should then "tackle" the economy and following that with anything else he can. If the war ends we could take the money we don't use on the equipment and use it towards the economy, just like where it needs to be and where it should be.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  173. meg

    hi carl azuz. i think that Obama should
    deal with the econemy or health they
    are both bad things that need to be
    better. Aperrantly i wanted Obama
    to win. i didnt vote cause well lol
    im not old enough to (although
    i think everybody knows only 18
    and older can vote) well bye ya!! =)

    January 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  174. alex

    I feel that obama should focus on the war in iraq because its been going on for a long time and maybe he could put a stop to it.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  175. Chloe

    National Security – without safe borders, nothing else really matters.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  176. John

    I think Obama shoud tackle the war first. It's one thing to get out of the way and after that, he can foucous on other things, like the economy.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  177. Brinley

    I voted for the ecomony because if he helps the economy first it might also help other issues like heath care.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  178. Mari

    Oboma should try to stop all of the poeple that try to smugle from the eligle drugs .

    January 21, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  179. Oliver

    Obama should really address his attention to the border from here to Mexico.There is a war down there that nobody knows about.The illlegal Mexicans should stop trying to come into are country.And Obama should address his attention to getting Carl some pun classes

    January 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  180. Macey

    Carl, I think that Obama should tackle health care first, because its our health and if we can't pay who will?

    January 21, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  181. Savannah

    Obama should bring our troops home. They been fighting for freedom for us and to repay what they have done by bringing them home to family and friends.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  182. sabrina

    ECONOMY, is so the one!! The ecomomy is not that good right now so, YEAH!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  183. LIAM

    Hey Carl how are you doing i really think that barrack obama should work on the economy it does tie in with the war in Iraq and many other things by the way you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  184. CALVIN

    loseing in the east is not a opshin !!!!!!!!!!! 😦

    January 21, 2009 at 5:42 pm |
  185. k316soccer

    I think Obama should start with health care. Lots of people in America are getting very sick because everyone is worrying about the things that should be more important while there is still people with cancer. Also my teachers daughter has SMA and I don't see him helping with that!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  186. Kendall

    I think that Obama should tackle the ecomony first because we need money to pay for the other choices.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  187. Ryan

    All of the challenges are tough but i think the war is something that Obama should take on because the terrorists may attack if you want and the economy is also something that the president has to tackle on also because many people are losing jobs over a million people have lost their jobs thats what Obama should take on
    Thanks Carl you rock!
    Your doing a great job out there.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  188. Evan

    With all the priorities on the table for Obama, I believe he should take them in steps that would then help the next step. For instance, I think he should clean up the economy, which then would leave us ready to help our troops in Iraq. Then we should switch back to U.S and work on creating stronger health plans.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  189. sydney

    Obama should bring the troops in.:(

    January 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  190. Juliana

    Well... the economy is getting REALLY bad and soon enough I can't earn allowance to to buy my VIDEO GAMES!!! 😦
    OBAMA WE NEED CHANGE!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  191. Brennan

    Obama should focus on the economy first becuase I always hear my parents saying they can't pay the bills and that thier behind on thier taxs. FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY FIRST OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  192. Tedward

    Obama doesn't have to do anything but talk to make me proud.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  193. Maegan

    I think he should focus on disabilities because my sister has autism. I also think he would chose that because he is african american and people judge him for that and people judge other people with autism or assburgers and I would know because my sister has autism. A lot of people say economy but if one thing is wrong in our country we are probablly still the best country.

    January 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  194. spencer

    I think obama should do the economy first because of the prices of food.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  195. Eric

    I think OBAMA should start with the economy because that is effecting everyone. When the econmy is better we can worry about the other problems. Its really Obamas choice so will see what Obama chooses.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  196. Valerie

    Obama is president...he should be able to figure out what to tackle first on his own...THEN the American people can help!

    January 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  197. Cassie

    I most definitly think that Obama should cover the economy for his first task. It really stinks that people in the United States are loosing their jobs. It makes it incredibly difficult for their family. I've had the experience and I know what it feels like. You rock Carl!

    January 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  198. Vidal

    I think Obama should start off with the economy so that many other things can be helped more easily,like health care.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  199. Abby

    I think Obama should start with economy; if he doesn't, we might go into the second great depression and we won't be able to do other things like war in Iraq because we won't have enough money for the soldiers.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  200. Rachel

    At first, I would've immediately said that War in Iraq. But that would take a long time. All these challenges would take a long time. but he should "tackle" the economy first. That's because it realtes to health care, war, national security, every problem America has to face. You need the economy straightened out first before all the others. But instead of telling him what to do, we should everything we can to help.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  201. ruby

    I think he should takle the war first because almost all our problems are based on it.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  202. evan

    i think the war in afghanistan because let's say he gets israel and gaza to help afghanistan to kill all the terrorists in afghanistan, then he can worry about the war in iraq. after that the economy because then all the troops can come back home.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm |
  203. Aimer

    Obama, as president, husband, and a father has a bunch of responsibilties.
    His main priority should be his family.
    Second: War in Iraq
    Third: Economy.
    I only say economey last because right now, where i live atleast, we're doing just fine. Gas prices, la di da, we're just fine. People aren't perishing from the lack of a dinner out every week.
    We're just fine, but people in iraq? Yeah, they need help. Whether the people of iraq are our friends or not they aren't beinifting from this senseless war and neither are we. Obama should make a truce so we can stop fighting like a bunch of little kids over a crayon box. I'm amazed we can even pass over powers best as we can!
    It's time to stop all this and get down to what needs to be done.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm |
  204. Hannah

    I think President Obama should tackle the Gaza Crisis. I think he needs to meet with other world leaders and help diminish the war. This won't change in one day, it will take a long time.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm |
  205. Nick

    i think that Obama should tackle the economy and health care first. these are the most volatile subjects in our troubled times. then we should begin to pull out our troops from Iraq. now that we know that Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan, we should move them there why are we still in Iraq?

    January 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm |
  206. Megan

    I think that Barrack Obama should handle the economy first. It's effecting everything! People are losing jobs and it's hurting everyone. Health care's important too but it's hard to give health care to people in the current economic crisis.

    January 21, 2009 at 6:59 pm |
  207. caroline

    i think that he should deal with our economy first, and leave the troops in Iraq, be cause they are very helpful there.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  208. heather

    i belive we should try to pay off all the debt the United States is in and also help the econemy because it is not in good shape.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  209. Tatum

    I think that President Obama should takel the econmy mess first,yes we are in two wars but we need jobs to provide money for them ...but first people are counting on Obama for ansews and thay all need jobs!

    January 21, 2009 at 7:11 pm |
  210. Cody

    Well there are many conflicts going on in the US today. You have the war in Iraq and you have the stock market crashing. you have money crisis with the banks and trouble with loans to go to the many americans in which need financial help. Our nation is to be cconfigured first before the creation or upholding of another refering to the war in Iraq. Thesoldiers are basically baby sitting them until they government is strong enough to stand on their own two feet. What i think Obama should tackle first is the fact that we still have troops in Iraq that have spent the last few years away from their families and friends and they need to be reunitede to their loved ones and then after replinishing the government of another nation then we can build our own back up. Even though the United States should be the top priority it is still going to ake a while to follow through with all that Obama has claimed he was going to do. We will just have to see how it goes.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  211. Mrs. Sabri's Class

    ECONOMY. Our nation does not want to go through another Great Depression. We don't want another World War. We doubt that Obama can't even get to the other issues without fixing the economy

    January 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm |
  212. Grace

    I think that Obama should do something about the war in Iraq, but just to be safe, shouldn't he start perfecting the schools yet or the healthcare? What aboutreforming America? The Middle East? It's pretty hard to predict what Obama will do next.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:14 pm |
  213. Austin

    How about all at once?

    January 21, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  214. Grace

    I think that Obama should start doing something about the schoolsin America. He said in his inagurational speech that our schools fail too manykids and teens. Doesn't he want our generation to keep reforming America?

    January 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm |
  215. kayley

    I think Obama should tackle the health care first.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm |
  216. Kartik

    I think the economy needs quick action, before we actually do anything else. Without the quick action of Obama, this economy might go into a depression. Besides the economy is already in a bad state, so lets just stop it from getting worse.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm |
  217. Austin

    E-C-O-N-O-M-Y. America does not want another World War. We don't want another Great Depression. Obama might not even get to the other issues without fixing the economy!

    January 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  218. Sienna

    Carl, i definetley think that he should "tackle" the economy first.. i think this because many people are struggling from this crisis...but all issues are important....take one step at a time we have four years.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm |
  219. anthony

    I think obama should change the war in the middle east!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  220. jalyn

    Obama should start with the econmy because it is really bad i am serouis we need help NOW !

    January 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm |
  221. joshua

    The president obama should tackle the economic issue because its the issue that this country needs help with.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm |
  222. Cassidy

    I think that Obama Should do the same Thing that Ronald Reagan did and everything will be fine. Ronald reagan was an amazing President THE BEST PRESIDENT EVER!!

    January 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm |
  223. Duncan

    I personally belive that President Obama's number one priorety right now should be the war, our war. He made a clear point of saying that he will do everything within his power to get us out of this war, so he should live up to his word and do it. Now, i was going for Mcain, but now that Obama is the president, i hope he does what he said he would do, and try his best for himself and for his nation to live up to some of the high goals he set.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  224. hugo

    I think Barack Obama should try to fix the economy right now.Because a lot of people are loosing their jobs.they not getting money to pay for their houses .or to pay the bank alot of people are in bankrupcy.So i think the new president should do something for our country money issues.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  225. Cece :]

    I think Obama should take care of the economy, beacuse that is what is affecting America the most.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  226. Mallory

    i think Presidant Obama's first act in office should be to first bring the toops home from Iraque. 9-11 is done and over with! yes it was an extremly sad day in our history, and it should not and will not be forgotten. but it has been 7 years, and we are still fighting. its time to say enough. even if we were to "win" the war, would we really? after all those that have died? no, we will be not the winners, we will be the losers as well.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  227. Asiyah

    I am eleven years old and I think that President Obama should tackel first the War in Iraq. We don't need more soldiers dying and I don't want my Daddy to havet to go back to Iraq again for 18 months.

    January 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm |
  228. AnnaBell

    What I think Barack Obama should do first is, He should do something about the economy because many people is losing their jobs and being turned down for an interview. Also He should do something about the war in Iraq because theirs really no need to fight anymore because we all ready made an almost impossible history come true!

    "Change can happen"
    – Barack Obama

    January 21, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  229. Gonzalez

    My 2nd Block Government class says Obama should concentrate on the economy. Too many businesses are shutting down, there's too much unemployment out there, and we can't keep up with the rising costs of living. The economy also affects the war and other issues, and if Obama and his administration can solve the economic crisis, then these problems will be alleviated as well.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  230. Carlos

    I think so too. President Obama should worry about the economy. I voted too.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm |
  231. Megan

    The econemy is crashing and someone NEEDS to take charge and i think that it's far most the most important issue and i can't wait to see what President Obama is going to do!!

    January 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm |
  232. Hailey

    I think Obama should first tackle the economy!!!!!!!! I also think Obama should try to get more security around the state lines just because people are bring illegal drugs in the different states,also illegal immagrints are coming in the different places with out a Visa or green card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  233. Luna

    I think that Obama should focus on the borders first, because some illegal immigrants don't have to pay taxes, from what I've hear, excuse me if I'm wrong, and sort of take up jobs. He should also create more jobs, because if we're going to get out of Iraq, the soldiers are going to come home and they need jobs, and the whatever you call it gov. pays soldiers until they find jobs is going to make the government have to increase taxes and/or cut back funds for important things like education. Then possibly those soldiers could work as policemen, especially near the borders, and hopefully the crime rate would go down.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm |
  234. Hannah

    I think that instead of going straight into a problem in his first week, he should talk and think about the situations more closer.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  235. chris

    I think that Obama should cover the economy issues first, bacause to me its the most important issue right now in america, and i don't think we americans can ga on any longer like this.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm |
  236. Cullen

    i think that Obama should work with the economy first because if not when he tries to tackle something else Americas money will drop lower and lower until there is nothing left.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm |
  237. Katelyn

    I think that Barack Obama should try to get all the work back to the US instead of China because no one living deserves to starve, be homeless and cold, or lose their job. Like all the people in the soup kitchens. And the war is very important also.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  238. Svetlana

    I think Obama should focus on foreign relations, because our parts of our economy rest on those exports and imports. I think that if we don't deal with our economic crash soon, it can affect the world greatly, and that would not be good. Personally, I like the luxuries that we Americans, and other first world countries enjoy, but we also need to cut back on them, we need to depend more on America. Like before, everyone was like patriotic, now I'm hearing things in my school etc. that America sucks, we're a bad country, etc. That we're doomed. We should become more confident and hope more, anything is possible, there have been many crashes that we've dealt with. I think Obama may be the next FDR, in that I mean that FDR got us out of the Great Depression, and into a new age!

    January 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  239. Tarini

    I think that President Obama should tackle the economy first. There are many people losing their jobs and have no place to live.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm |
  240. Melissa

    I think that he should tackle more than one problem at once. Most of the problems he'll have to face are linked together somehow. I think that all these things are equally important, and should therefore be handled somewhat close together if not at the same time.

    January 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm |
  241. Logan

    President Obama should tackle the economy first, because my family is almost out of work. it would help us out a lot

    January 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  242. a student from mr.pepper class

    i think president Barack Obama should tackle the economy issues first because the country is in bad shape.Also because all the people that got laid off need there jobs back or at least a job to make money.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm |
  243. Brandon

    I think Obama should NOT bring the terrorist here in camp.... on Oceanside

    January 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  244. Chris

    I think Barack Obama should tackle both the Economy and the War if he can, that way the troops can be brought to a better home in the quickest way.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm |
  245. karina

    I think that Obama should tackle immigration first. I think this because a lot of people are getting deported and they are also separating from there families.

    January 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  246. Benjamin

    i think Obama should take the troops out first because they probably want to get back home and see there families.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  247. Aliciya

    I think Obma shoul make kids in charge. JK. I realy think he should focas on the aconame. We don't need a nother great depreshion. ; ] ; ]

    January 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  248. jake

    First, i think that Obama should take care of our economy problems at home, so when he brings the troops back there won't be such a big money problem for them.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  249. Elias

    I think that President Obama has a lot of work to do. Things won't just happen overnight. You never know, he could be the worst president and make America worst for all we know. I just hope he will fix America the best way he can.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  250. Cece :] and Karina :[

    Hey Carl!

    Obama should definitly deal with the terrible economy, because everyone is struggling with money and everyone is going through hardships. Sencond should be the war. So many peoples loved ones are dieing.

    :[[

    January 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  251. Jessica

    I think that President Obama should go for economy. There are many closures of businesses, and people are losing their jobs.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  252. joannagirl183

    Why is no one concerned with healthcare? Healthcare in this country is ridiculous. People have to pay crazy percentages of their incomes for healthcare, and when they actually do need medical care, their insurance plan doesn't cover it. I think our nations leaders need to go back to the drawing board and create a system that actually assists our country's people.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  253. Emily

    I think the economy should come first because right now the economy is AWFUL!!!

    January 21, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  254. Tiffani

    I think he should take care of the war first so that once he stops the war, that will solve some of the health problems.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  255. Timo

    I honestly think that he should worry about the economy first. Some people are really nervous and worried about it. I think people need some comfort on that subject. As for the war, I am sorry but I don't think we are completly done with the job yet and the troops need to stay for a little while longer.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  256. peggy

    I think Mr. Obama needs to start at the source of our nation’s problems. The Economy. He needs to get our country out of debt, and start using Americans’ taxpaying dollars to their greatest potential. With that being said, we would have a cleaner slate in providing better healthcare for Americans. With an ideal economy, we could then focus on alternative fuels. With an ideal economy Americans can live a more controlled, comfortable lifestyle. With an ideal economy the American people can focus on more important things in life.

    January 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  257. peggy

    I think Mr. Obama needs to start at the source of our nation’s problems. The Economy. He needs to get our country out of debt, and start using Americans’ taxpaying dollars to their greatest potential. With that being said, we would have a cleaner slate in providing better healthcare for Americans. With an ideal economy, we could focus on alternative fuels. With an ideal economy Americans can live a more controlled, comfortable lifestyle. With an ideal economy the American people can focus on more important things in life.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  258. Roberto

    I think that he should deal with the economy first because this economy is in desperate need of money.

    January 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm |
  259. Joe

    I think Obama should save the economy first

    January 22, 2009 at 12:41 am |
  260. Yu

    I think economy is most important thing, and next is gaza problem?

    January 22, 2009 at 1:25 am |
  261. Steven.

    Saving the dyings are more important than my pocket money. I suppose? (I prefer the pocket money actually....)

    January 22, 2009 at 7:35 am |
  262. Alex

    Our economy is horrible and nobody's taking care of the planet. I think Barack Obama will be tackling that soon but we still need help in Iraq. From the minute he steps foot in office to the moment he leaves he will keep our free country safe.

    January 22, 2009 at 7:37 am |
  263. Skyler

    I think war in Iraq is the biggest issue because soldiers are losing their lives out there. The war should be ended!!!

    January 22, 2009 at 8:16 am |
  264. tyler

    i think President Barack should address the economy before the war. He stated in today's video that he would do everything he can to protect his own family to the iraelies. Well we should hold him to his word and rebuild us as a whole country and the most important thing to determine a countries class is money because if your economy is high then you have the title of a 1st world country . Everything is based on money so that's why Barack should build the economy back up first.

    January 22, 2009 at 9:13 am |
  265. Bailey

    My social studies class voted for the economy, education, healthcare, and the War in Iraq. However, the economy was the most popular choice, because the economy in our city is in very poor condition.

    January 22, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  266. Danielle

    Most of America is struggling with just buying groceries for their families and finding a good paying job. We need Obama to help our economy, the people are hurting and are counting on him to get us through.

    January 22, 2009 at 9:36 am |
  267. Mr. Mitchell

    I think the President Obama needs to worry about America for a change. Our resources have been concentrated to long on other countries and their problems. Lets fix what is wrong here at home in the United States. I wish him luck and God Bless America......

    January 22, 2009 at 9:41 am |
  268. Kailtyn

    My opinion in this of what Obama should do first would be economy. Why, well without the economy their wouldn't be a earth, or a any life on earth.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:02 am |
  269. Josh

    I believe that the most important thing for Obama to do first is address the Economy. Because the Economy is just getting worse and worse. And before we know it, we will o in recession. So I hope Obama is going to think about the Economy first..

    January 22, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  270. Devin

    I think that obama should get the dog for his girls first

    January 22, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  271. Emmett

    I think he should try to help the economy out first before he does anything.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:05 am |
  272. Alexander

    I think oboma should focus on education first. Even before the war and the economy. After that, I think he should work on the war. The economy isn't going anywhere.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  273. Brittany

    I think that first thing that President Obama should work on is the economy. This is because there are so many people that do not have jobs or that are laid off. Every family is suffering in there own way. If we don't start to work on this problem now that we have the chance things are only going to get worse.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  274. Destony

    I THINK OBAMA ROCKS AND HE WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AS PRESIDENT

    January 22, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  275. LeAndra

    I think that Obama should cover the economy issues first. Bacause to me its the most important issue right now in america and i don’t think we as americans can go on any longer like this.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  276. jessica[*

    My personal opinion is that he should be working on our economy it is in horrible shape right now, and we need the best for our people.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  277. Taylor

    I think that Barack Obama should focus on the economy first because people everywhere are losing jobs. The country is also in a huge debt and if we can settle down the economy, we could have a chance to pay off some of that debt.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  278. Kylie

    I think that Obama needs to start with the Economy.Well because our country is in Debt and we need to get out of it.Well the war is another thing we do need to get out of there we have been there for to long and everybody is ready for the troops to come home.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  279. Leah

    This war was meant for all of us,not one of us.He should look after the war.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:19 am |
  280. Emily

    I think Barack Obama should help us with the econoney

    January 22, 2009 at 10:22 am |
  281. tyler

    we can not afford to lose any more american soliders barack obama should get them out of Iraq and afghastan

    January 22, 2009 at 10:24 am |
  282. Nick

    Honestly, if you all think about it; He needs to deal with everyone over in the war over in iraq and bring those soldiers home soon.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:38 am |
  283. JOE

    Obama should tackle the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because people are dying. That is not cool man.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  284. Gage

    I think our new president whould help with the war.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:50 am |
  285. Hannah

    I said that he should do the Economy.
    I said that he should do the economy first then maybe we won't have as much problems as we do now. It would be like starightening up a messy room.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  286. Geordan

    Obama needs to go for the economy first. He should because that has to be one of the worst things right now. Also because they're so many people losing their jobs that need that money to live off of.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:58 am |
  287. Mrs. Spivey's Class

    Though Economics seem to be the most important, you did not mention the war in Afghanistan. It is really hard to separate some of the choices you did offer like National Security and the Middle East. The wars and the economy are closely tied in together as well. You also neglected the issue currently with India and Pakistan. He has a lot to do.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  288. Wyatt

    I think Obama should tackle the economy first because if our economy fails then everybody loses their jobs if they already haven't. Plus that was one of the things that he said he would change as a president

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  289. Katey

    Obama should probably focus on the economy first. If we don't take care of the economy, then we're all going to go broke, and I'm pretty sure that Obama doesn't want a bunch of angry Americans yelling at him.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  290. Jacob

    Obama really should work on the economy first. We can't do anything else if we don't have the money to do it. Just like in all of the video games out there that we all play! Well......mostly.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  291. Marissa

    I think that he should take care of the war because that is where our money is going. If we aren't spending our money to fund the war then we will have more money to get our economy back to normal.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:59 am |
  292. Sydney

    I think that Obama should worry about the economy first because we are in a economic crises and that should be his main priority first. Our country is needs to get out of debt or many more businesses are going to fail and America will have no idea what to do.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  293. Veronica

    I think that Obama should first have a meeting. I think that him and his colleagues should sit down and discuss all that needs to be worked on. Then they can decide the importance of each problem. And finally how to solve it! Then he can walk into the world and be the big hero!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  294. Chris

    I believe that the economy should be the first thing that Barack Obama should work on. I believe that because the economy is really taking a tole on my life and the relationship with my family. My family used to do a lot of things together but ever since that time when the gas was at like $4.00 a gallon and the price on groceries went up, my family always is like being lazy and we just don't go and do much anymore!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  295. Seth

    The economy wins by a long shot because it is the main thing wrong with America. He should start at the top and work his way down the list.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  296. Anonymous

    I think that Obama should take care of the economy first. He needs to get control over it so that health care and other things can be taken care of with a strong economy. Instead of taking care of the health care and all of the other things with a struggling and falling economy.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am |
  297. Alayna

    I think we need to work on the economy first. Yeah we need to help other countries too but we need to fix our country first. We are just losing all of our money to Iraq and Pakistan when that money could be going for us. Think of how much better we would be off if we had spend the majority of that money on the gas and unemployment. We should take care of our country first.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  298. Catherine

    I think that Obama should deal with health care first. A lot of people in the U.S don't have any or very little health care for their families. Then I think he should deal with the Economy. We need help everywhere......

    January 22, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  299. Dana

    He should take care of both the economy and the environment first. The economy is in very bad shape, and the Earth will soon be the same way if we don't take care of climate change. Obama's plan that he came up with during the election was designed to help the economy and the environment at the same time.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  300. summer

    Honestly Obama should know! Economy is so bad right now that its not funny. Yeah working on our planet is a big thing to but people are starving and running out of money.Its getting to be crazy.The war in Iraq is another big problem. We are fallin apart, and i have put faith in what Obama will be doing. I personaly hope he dont let me down!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  301. Allison

    I think that President Obama's main concern should be the economy. Maybe by fixing the national problem, we can fix the international problem. I hope we don't get caught in anothe rGreat Depression like we did in the 1940's. Please Mr. President, we need your help!!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:02 am |
  302. mariah

    I think that we need to deal with the War in iraq first because we do not need to be there right now only because we are getting killed for no reason.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  303. ~Sarah_92~

    I think that he should focus on our economy because it has a lot of problems. So we can have an easier time living i think he should work on that first.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  304. abdullahi

    Obama should save our country before we slip into a depresion and we must set our priorities and save our poor economy. And now is the time we must bring change to our economy

    January 22, 2009 at 11:07 am |
  305. elias

    i think obAMA shOuLd TaKe OuT iraq FIRST because they are the most DANGEOUROUS PERSONS.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:08 am |
  306. McKenzie

    I think that Obama should get the economy straight because the economy is falling and getting all of the other things taken care of is just making it harder to get the economy on the right track. So we need to get the economy straight instead of all of the other stuff with a falling economy.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:09 am |
  307. HeCtoR

    ObaMA sHIOULD sTOP tHE WAR on iRAQa and tHen hELP tHe eCONomy

    January 22, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  308. Hector

    Obama should try to do eonomy first and then the war

    January 22, 2009 at 11:22 am |
  309. Mario

    I think Obama’s first priority should be to bring back troops from the war in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of troops were sent to Iraq, thousands of them had died and there is still more deaths each passing day. I think that what President Obama should focus on first. There is the bad economy but I think war in Iraq would be more important to our president.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:25 am |
  310. Carolina

    In my opinion I think that president Obama should start out small and work his way up to the big ones. He should start with maybe health care or the job issue. I think this because what if he starts out with economy to fix the economy he needs to fix other things before.He needs to take more steps than the smaller issues. It is just like he said to solve the bigger issues it will take time you can’t just wake up one day and fix it, it will take longer than that. For him it might be better too, because this way he doesn’t have so many things to be worry about. It is going to be tough for him, but we can work it through.=)

    January 22, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  311. Jen Jen

    Well, if the economy isn't dealt with, Obama gets a bad rap, and we really don't want our country to look bad. As if it isn't already.

    January 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  312. Nikayla

    I think that our new president Barack Obama should worry about getting the healthcare done first. A lot of people are dying because they're not getting the medicines they need. A lot of people don't have enough money.
    Nikayla

    January 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm |
  313. Brian

    I think Barack Obama should start with the economy.Becuase he may be able to bring it back up to where it once was.But keep the gas prices down.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  314. Zackery

    I think that our new president Barack Obama should worry about getting the healthcare done first. A lot of people are dying because they're not getting the medicines they need. A lot of people don't have enough money.
    Nikayla.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  315. Zackery

    Somthing I think Barack Obama should work on is people should stop violence so that no one will get killed anymore.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm |
  316. Anonymous

    I think Obama should start with education issues. Being a student, I want to keep my education going full strong into law school.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  317. Teacher Nicci's Class, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility

    President Obama needs to take care of the economy first, but he also needs to be working with schools to so the America's youth is not expended. Resolving issues with the war in Iraq should definitely be on the table. The class had issues coming to a consensus... It appears that the class has various things that they feel that President Obama should take care of depending on their view of the world.

    January 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  318. Mr. Panamarczuk's Class

    Out of a class vote of 22, we have 16 kids voting for economy as his first issue, War in Iraq being 2nd with 6 votes. 🙂

    - Mr. Panamarczuk's Class

    January 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  319. Gladys

    I think the president should think about the economy first, because
    if he dosent care, in a couple of years we'de dead!
    and i think it is no life no future.

    January 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  320. Sarah

    Dear Carl,

    – I think Mr.Barack Obama should focus on the economy so families don't loose their homes,loose power,or heat......

    January 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm |
  321. Ariel

    I believe Obama should tackle the ecomony first and foremost.

    January 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm |
  322. Destinee

    I think he should work onstopping the war irqu.It`s just I hate war beacause alot of people are getting killed.

    January 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  323. minglee

    i think obama should start on the economy because everyone is strugleing to find a way to earn money$$$$$.

    January 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  324. mclovin

    well i think obama should start on our economy because thats our weakest link and a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

    January 22, 2009 at 3:20 pm |
  325. Ameer

    I think Obama should deal with Economy first because before we can fix the items in the middle east we have to fix the problems in our country!

    OBAMA BIDEN 09!!!

    January 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  326. Rachel

    I think the war should be the first thing he takes care of because they
    have been fighting longer than the economy has been bad. But the economy definatly need taken care of too. But he can be the special light to bring the soldiers home.

    January 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm |
  327. Wesley

    I think he needs to worry about the economy first. Second he needs to spend time with his family.

    January 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm |
  328. Max

    I think President Obama should focus on the economy or the war in Iraq because the economy could cause another "Great Depression", and more Americans could die in the war.

    January 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  329. Viet

    I really think that Obama should focus on economy first. If the economy continues as it is, millions of people will be unemployed.

    January 22, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  330. Gabriel

    I'd have to say that the Economy will have to be delt with first. Then President Obama should deal with National Security. Oh, yeah he still has to give her daughters a puppy. I would want a sort of small dog but that isn't so small that it will get lost and you have to ne searching for such a small dog in such a large house... The White House thats preety big!

    January 22, 2009 at 4:53 pm |
  331. Matt

    i think obama should tackle the economy first and then the war in iraq.

    January 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
  332. Oriana

    I think that President Obama should end the war in Iraq it has gone on for long enough and we have spent to much time and money and sacrificed to much. If he ends the war we can use the money we were spending over there to take on the other issues the U.S. is facing right now.

    January 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  333. Haley

    I think president Obama should start saving the polar bears because they might become an endangered species soon if we don't help them now.

    January 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  334. meg

    i think econemy should go first
    my parents said we didnt have
    a lot of money cause the econemy.

    January 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  335. captain

    I think that Obama should tackle economics first because lots of people are losing jobs, houses, and wages. Of course, the war in Iraq is pretty bad, too, and we're losing lots of soldiers, which is really sad because the government just thinks," Oh, just send in another soldier," , even though it's REALLY hard on the soldiers' families. Those two things are equally hard on us Americans, but I think Obama will do a good job on it. YOU CAN DO IT, OBAMA!

    January 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  336. Brandons

    I think that Obama shoud thick of the Economy!! first.

    January 22, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
  337. mahmoud

    I think that Obama should take care of the economy first then move to the war in Iraq because i think that our economy is in a really bad positon right now

    January 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  338. brandy

    i think that the best thing he should tackle first would be the economy because if not dealt with now it will get worse and worse.

    January 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  339. Samira

    I think obama should do economy than health care

    January 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  340. christian

    if obama realy is going to do what he promised hill be a big help because im fighting global warming and with his help will stop it it would help also if other kids helpped to every little bit helps even recycling a tiny bottle its one bottle that wont be in a dump

    January 22, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  341. Morgan

    I think President Obama should start with the economy because that is what helps support our country and that would also take care of a lot of different problems(bailout, no jobs).

    January 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm |
  342. venecia

    he should tackle the economy first like a football player tackling another! duh

    January 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  343. Mark

    I think Obama should tackle matters that will make the U.S a stronger country, such as the economy.

    January 22, 2009 at 7:18 pm |
  344. Tyler

    to mario...No offence but... How can we expect President Obama to pull everyone out. This country was build on the deaths of our own people and the high moral standards of God. If he pulls them out now then we will be leaving Iraq unsecured and still in poverty. If you were ill or stricken with sickness and you were getting help from people. wouldn't you want them to help you untill you were well enough to defend yourself. Iraq doesn't have fresh water or even complete houses. How can We Both sit here in america and make assesments about Iraq without thinking about the humanitarian side of it all. i just wanted to get your brain thinking about both sides. thanks and again this is no offence to you.

    January 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  345. Nick

    Barack Obama should take care of the economy before anything else. Next he can do something about the war in Iraq. That is what he should do first. Then he can take care of the Health Care. But between all of that he can get college football playoffs. This year everything in college football was messed up.

    January 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm |
  346. Nickerdoodle

    If he takes the troops out of Iraq, there will be more money, thus, also helping the Economy.

    January 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm |
  347. HANNAH

    I think he should work on the economy because with out the earth you can't work on the other things....

    January 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  348. Drew

    I think Obama should tackle the ecomny and health care because so many people need help right now.
    ~Drew

    January 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  349. Shalev

    Take care of the economy first.alot of people are losing jobs!

    January 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm |
  350. Anonymous

    In my opinion,

    President Barack Obama is an EXCELLENT addition to our country... His vote has brought America further! He may not completely bring out of this recession, and we will still suffer further before any progress is made... But I am sure that President Obama will do his best to bring back our United America.

    My opinion is,

    President Barack Obama should tackle our economy first. If even slight change is made, a big difference may occur. This is good, because I am very optimistic that Barack Obama will carry out a slight change within our economy withing... a couple of months.

    Next Obama should PUT AN END TO THE WAR IN IRAQ!!
    And settle any other world affairs...

    Good Luck, "Mr. President"

    January 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm |
  351. Samantha

    Hey Carl. I think the first thing Obama should tackle first is the war in Iraq.
    I say that because famililes want their children/fathers back.
    If you were a dad and your child was in Iraq i know you would want him to be safe
    at home under your roof.

    -Love you Carl stay fresh (come up with some new jokes)

    January 22, 2009 at 8:13 pm |
  352. Leo

    I think that President Obama should begin to solve the problem of our economy. In the state that America is in right now, economically, we are doing terrible. If this is solved, I think that all the other problems would become easier.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:17 pm |
  353. Kennedy

    I think that Obama should focus on the economy first. That and job loss are the main problems and complaints from people in america, and gas was going down alot before he was even in office surprisingly.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:25 pm |
  354. Amelia

    I think its important that he tackles the economy first because if not we might end up in another Great Depression, and that would not be good.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm |
  355. Dakota

    I believe that President Obama should fix the economy . More and more people are loosing jobs and this will contenue. It's just like he said "It's going to get worse before it gets better" But millions of people are feeling the effects of this global economic crisis.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm |
  356. Sylvia

    Obama should help the economy from going to even more trouble then it is.Or else we go down the drainpipe and hit the slime at the bottom.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm |
  357. Mary

    I think that Obama should tackle the economy crisis first. What is the U.S. without its economy anyway! There are people without homes and jobs. Lets face it, the U.S. is going through a major economic meltdown!!! Obama needs to take action before the United States tears itself apart!

    January 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm |
  358. Elisabeth

    I think President Obama should focus on what he promised the nation he would do first: fix (or at least handle) this so called recession. He may not be able to pay your mortgage, however he can show us the first step to a better economic future.

    January 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  359. Elizabeth

    I think Obama should focus on the economy first because it is the thing that is putting the most hardships on most of the people in america. Then I think he should work on the war in Iraq because lots of families have been away from each other for a while and they need to be together again.

    January 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  360. Mason

    We all need to start somewhere, and I think the health care situation is a great place to start. It isn't one of the "big" problems that people are thinking about right now, but it still is very important.

    January 22, 2009 at 9:38 pm |
  361. Mia

    President Obama should definitely handle the economical issues because without a strong economy, the U.S. would not be able to afford the rest of the important issues crucial to the lives of many Americans as well as people outside of America.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  362. Tiffanie

    I think Pres. Obama is great! You should really get that puppy for your girls!

    January 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  363. taylor

    I think the first issue Obama needs to handle is the war in Iraq. The war has been going on way too long and it is time to put our troops and families at ease. The war has cost a lot of money and the sooner it ends the better.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  364. junghoon5697

    Obama should really try to make new jobs and save the economy first than to stop the war in Iraq.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  365. Kayla

    I think he should start with the economy first because we are in a downpor.

    January 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  366. Allison

    I think Obama should take care of the economy first. It is a really huge problem right now. Lots of people have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. Most everyone is affected by our failing economy and something needs to be done, soon!

    January 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  367. Allison

    I think economy should definitely be the first thing Obama tackles. All over people are struggling to make ends meet. Some people are losing their homes and their jobs. Obama definitely needs to handle our failing economy first.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm |
  368. Audrey

    I honestly don't know, whatever he may do, I hope it's good for the U.S.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm |
  369. Rudy

    If we don't get out of this economic crisis immedietely, the national security and health care problems we have right now won't even matter if we don't have the money. We got to get this situation fixed first before we can work with anymore money problems.

    January 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm |
  370. Joseph

    President Obama should try to pressure Eastern European giant Russia to stop bullying around some of our most important allies, like Estonia, Georgia, and the Ukraine. Also America needs to back up NATO more, so that they can keep Europe in control. I have been losing faith in the EU for the fact they did nothing to condemn the attacks on the Georgian people. Hopefully NATO can be more trustful in preserving the integrity and freedom of the Eastern Bloc nations.

    January 23, 2009 at 12:13 am |
  371. Alexa

    Obama should focus on stopping global warming. Nothing else will matter if our planet isn't clean! The next focus should be the economy. We can't afford to have another great depression!

    January 23, 2009 at 9:00 am |
  372. Elizabeth

    The economy should be the first focus. We can't afford to think about anything else if everyone is bankrupt! Then we should focus on global warming, the middle east, and the war in Iraq. WE NEED TO KEEP THE TROUPS IN IRAQ!!! EVERY THING WE HAVE DONE THERE WILL GO DOWN THE DRAIN IF WE DON"T KEEP THE TROUPS THERE!! What some people don't realize is we have done soooooo much to stop all of the terrorism and if we just stop now tons of people will have died for nothing!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  373. Brooke

    Obama should first focus on going green! If we start going Green that will help with a lot more problems in our world like polution, our economy going down, and saving energy. Then Obama should work on saving our economy because if he doesn't we could have another great depression in a couple years of our market going down. We also need to keep our troops in Iraq. We need to help the people that are in need in Iraq.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:06 am |
  374. Brooke

    Obama should also focus on higher education

    January 23, 2009 at 9:10 am |
  375. Bill

    I think that Obama needs to focus on the economy. Without a strong economy there is no money to fix the rest of our national issues.

    January 23, 2009 at 9:14 am |
  376. SaMaNtHa

    i think he should take care of the economy problem, because that needs to be taken care of so we can function and then work on other problems.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:46 am |
  377. Summer

    President Obama should focus on the Economy because people are losing thier jobs and businesses are suffering from unemployments and shutting down. I Think he should put more money into the economy before we repeat history and go through another Depression.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  378. Summer

    I think President Obama should focus on the economy because people are losing their jobs and businesses are shutting down. If we don't focus on it now, our country is going to repeat the past and go into another Depression.

    January 23, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  379. Dan the man

    the economy is the thing that needs to be looked at first! I love you carl! Best anchor ever!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:52 am |
  380. Michael H.

    I think President Obama should stop the taxes from going down. Create jobs for people so they can have a better life. I think he should help out the economy by cutting down taxes and gas prices.

    January 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  381. Ella

    Obama TOTALLY needs to fix the war in Iraq because doing that will not only save millions of lives, but it'll help the economy too.

    January 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  382. Kathleen

    I think president Obam should take care of the economical cricis first beacause a lot of families are in debt or are struggling. It is really affecting families and I know that Christmas has past most of the families are still trying to pay for all of the stuff they bought. Once we get that taken care of it will be much better.

    January 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  383. ruby

    the president sould take care of the economy first,then he sould take care of the our planet

    January 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  384. Amber

    I think that the first thing that Obama should focus on the economy first. If the economy is not good, nothing is.....just like the stockmarket.

    January 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  385. Amber

    ooops

    January 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  386. Amber

    I think that president Obama should focus on the economy first. If the economy isn't good then nothing is.

    January 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm |
  387. jade

    i think he should work on the economy first becuse
    if he does the medical bills will go down not to say
    gas so please read this if you want to make
    a diffrents in the world!!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  388. Sylvia

    Obama should help the economy and then the land and ocean.We are fighting our souls to stay alive and pray that someday we will have a better world.The banks were just greedy and now they don't know what to do with the building they have just standing their.

    January 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
  389. Mary

    I think the economy, DUH! Apparently, next should be the war in Iraq!

    January 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  390. Matt

    if i was obama i would tackle the econimy but hes still worried about saving pennies not dollars

    January 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm |
  391. JASMINE

    UH HUH OH YEAH VOTE FOR ECONOMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAHA LOL

    January 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm |
  392. JASMINE

    UHH!!! ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm |
  393. Lance

    Obama should take care of our ECONOMY first and then the war because our troops are coming home anyway so that doesn't really matter!!!!!

    January 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm |
  394. Shelby and Paige

    We think that because of the financial crisis we are in, Obama should help the economy first. We have very high hopes for him. Then Obama should soooo get a puppy!

    January 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm |
  395. Alessandra

    umm you know i really do think Obama should focus on our major problem in the country, which is the economy. Tackling that first will take stress off of people's shoulders and maintain our country in a more stress-free environment! 🙂

    January 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm |
  396. Hunter

    The Economy. Without that, we would be weakened in the war and everything else.

    January 24, 2009 at 11:42 am |
  397. Rebecca

    I think he should help the economy first because America is going downhill fast!

    January 24, 2009 at 1:06 pm |
  398. k.p.h.

    Ithink president Obama needs to tackle the economy fist because of what the last president did.

    January 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm |
  399. cheyene

    I think President Obama should tackle the economy's problem first. Beacuase you have to have money before you can beable to pay for a national sucurity. And not only that but you have to have money to pick up what Bush left behind [army].

    I LOVE YOU!!!!! KARL AZUZ!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm |
  400. Kaytlynn

    I think that Obama should take care of the economy first. The economy is in such a mess that it needs to be fixed.

    January 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm |
  401. Nathan

    I think that Obama should work on fixing the economy first because once you fix that, it leads to other things that would be done alot easier.

    January 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  402. Joάn

    President Obama should fix the economy frist because without money we are unable to help the soliders in Iraq, the health care, national security, or the middle east crisis.

    January 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  403. Adam

    He should give me all his money in exchange for my super awesome smartness o' fun because I tell him what to do.

    January 24, 2009 at 8:00 pm |
  404. Kitty

    I think he should end the war in Iraq, and maybe even the war in Afghanestan. If he ends the war, we will have more money, which will help the economy. But most people in my class think he should tackle the economy.

    January 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm |
  405. Denisa

    I think that Obama should work on the Economy fist and If he doesn't do that people would lose jobs and It would be a big disaster. We don't want people to live on the streets do we? No, I don't think so. Some people can't even pay bills, now that's the problem with lot's of foreclosure's just because people can't pay. If Obama worked on this first there wouldn't be that big of a problem.

    January 25, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  406. Julia

    I think President Obama should tackle the economic crisis first. To do this, we need less government regulation of businesses. The economic system is not based on the government, but on hard-working individuals who are willing to take risks and invest in business ventures. If the government regulates businesses too much, it will keep these people from doing so; the free market will no longer be free. It would be exciting to be an entreprenuer, but when I really think about it - minimum wage, graduated tax rates, unionization requirements - it seems like it would simply not be worth the financial risk. Supply-side tax cuts are one way to help the economy without getting the government too involved in the free market. Cutting taxes will encourage more people (business owners in particular) to be productive by working, saving, and investing.

    January 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  407. Ruby

    I think Obama should tackle the Ecomney first!

    January 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm |
  408. Anonymous

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SHOULD TACKLE THE ECONOMY BECAUSE SO MANY JOBS BEING CUT & A LOT OF HOME FORCLOSERS ARE INCREASING & PEOPLE ARE FORCE DIFFERENT JOBS THAT THERE NOT USE TO OR NEVER THOUGHT OF IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET.PLUS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE REALLY STARVING & I DON'T MEEN FOOD STARVING. AMERICA NEEDS A WHOLE LOT OF JOBS TO SUPPORT THERESELVES & THERE FAMILYS. THATS WHY THIS SHOULD BE HIS FIRST PRIORITY CAUSE HERE (HOME SHOULD COME FIRST).

    January 26, 2009 at 8:16 am |
  409. kara

    I think that Obama should take care of the economy first because everything evolves around it. The economy is very important to not only the people , the USA, but also the world because we all depend on eachother because of resources and food, beliefs, and just ton help make desicions. We all no mater what depend on eachother.

    January 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm |
  410. ~Sam~

    I think The President should withdraw the troops and help the economy. The troops should come home before he does anything else. Though how to help the economy I don't know. I shall ponder this.

    January 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm |
  411. Loreen

    Obviously, the biggest situation we are all facing is the economy!!!!!!!! Lost jobs has definitely been happening to way more people than usual!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm |
  412. Symone

    I think our Obama should tackle the war first. Becaune the wasr is getting out of hand. We are fighting in a place we should have never started to fight in anyway. Well what every any one says he should stick to one thing.
    Good luck Obama,
    Symone (moe 🙂 }

    January 26, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  413. Eli

    Half of the world has free health care. Why don't we?

    January 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm |
  414. Haley

    There are a million things he should do! First I think he should get the soldiers out of Iraq! I know so many people in there and I want them to come home!!!

    January 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  415. alexandria

    I think he should do something about the economy first then the war in Iraq cause we need some thing to be done with the economy and fast cause of all the lost jobs and stuff. When that is taken care of I think Obama should take care of the war cause that has been going to for to long.

    January 27, 2009 at 10:10 am |
  416. Devron

    How about the man just relax for a second.

    January 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm |
  417. cody

    get the war out of the worl d it would help our econmy

    January 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  418. jake

    i think it is weird that barrack is friends with a terrorist, his middle name jusain and the first thing he wants to do is shut down guantanamo bay. That is so weird (guantanamo bay is a terrorist prision)

    January 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  419. elizabeth

    i think he should focus on the immagration situation and not spliting up families. Helping the hipanic community out because they are being affected.

    January 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm |
  420. Cameron

    I hope Obama will end the wars in Iraq and Afaganistan imediatley... then decrimialize cannabis and legalize same sex marriage...

    January 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  421. Hannah

    I think Obama should cover health issues. So many people die from sickness because they don't have the proper health care!!!!! I also believe he should attempt to take care of this horrible economy. Otherwise it will fall on us kids as we grow older!!!!!!!!!!

    January 27, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  422. Dave

    Well for Obama to act upon just the economy would be impossible because in my opnion I think everything is co-related for the economy to come up. No matter what steps he takes will be an investment in the economy to whether it is a small step or big step. One of the things if he takes the soldiers out of Iraq then he can use that money some where else. Because looking it in the sense that the economy is abroad issue and every other topic is in the economy. I wish Obama good luck from my end of the side.

    January 28, 2009 at 4:23 am |
  423. Kyle

    NO PROTECTIONISM

    January 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm |
  424. minjae

    congratulations...OBAMA !!!!! you have to tackle economy first...America's economy is soooooooooooo unstableㅠㅠ

    January 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm |
  425. Bin

    Obama should prove the merits of like you peoples' abilities and make more the presidents like also Asian, African etc.

    January 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm |
  426. Ann

    I think Obama should do first economy and health. Nowadays, economy depression is serious. Don't export mad cow. It's very danger to people's life.

    January 29, 2009 at 2:17 am |
  427. Hayeon

    I think Obama should solve the environment problem.
    Earth is precious. We must take care of Earth.
    I love Obama:)♥

    January 29, 2009 at 2:20 am |
  428. Han jieun

    Nowadays American health care big probrom, As there are many fastfood. For example hunger, pizze, coke.. American sick and died, As health care . American solve health care probrom first!!!

    January 29, 2009 at 2:20 am |
  429. Grady

    I think that President Obama should deal with economic concerns first in a bipartisan manner. Present a plan that is palatable to both Democrats and Republicans.

    January 29, 2009 at 8:48 am |
  430. Mr. Miller

    I think that President Obama should focus on repairing the economy with the help of the Republicans.

    January 29, 2009 at 9:53 am |
  431. Brandon

    I think U.S presedent Obama should solve a economy problem first.

    January 30, 2009 at 2:13 am |
  432. hyojung

    I think that President Obama sould focus on war in Iraq. I think that is the most important problems.

    From. South Korea.

    January 30, 2009 at 2:14 am |
  433. hyewon

    obama help poor country. Obama meet Korea president.Obama ,
    you will good president
    I miss you~~~~~~~

    January 30, 2009 at 2:15 am |
  434. jongsoo

    Dear, Obama president
    I'm south korea student. I hope that you America and north Korea's concern. I know obama president will finish all of problem of America.
    I respect you so much. Please alive the world!!!!!!

    January 30, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  435. Seon woo

    I think...it;s really good thing that Obama become a 44th member of America president. Obama! Congratulations!!~~~Also Obama should think a lot about America's economy.

    January 30, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  436. hyungyu

    I believe that Obama will solve many problems like despression, and environmental pollution. I think you can be a good president like Abraham Lincoln.

    January 30, 2009 at 3:36 am |
  437. Harry

    I think Obama should tackel war problems. Bush family used used a huge amount of money dealing with Middle East. That led U.S and the whole world into GREAT DEPRESSION. Obama should take care of money going out first.

    January 30, 2009 at 3:38 am |
  438. jongsoo

    Dear obama president.
    I think you have to tackle America's economy. Well, I'M South KOREA but it is big problem to us. I hope that you will have sensible choose.
    I believe you!!

    January 30, 2009 at 4:44 am |
  439. Keagan

    President Obama should worry about the national security first because without security people may not feel safe or secure and will complain about the security of this country.

    January 30, 2009 at 8:22 am |
  440. colleen

    what about our enviorment?

    January 30, 2009 at 9:39 am |
  441. Anonymous

    I think Obama should try to fix the ecomomy but not with handouts. A stimulus plan should STIMULATE the economy, not buy future votes!

    January 30, 2009 at 9:40 am |
  442. tyler

    Pull our men out of Iraq, mayby you'l cut down of the millions of dollars being spent on it and hired mercenaries

    January 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  443. alec

    I think Obama should work onn improving the economy before anything else. I think he should do that because if he doesn't have a strong country, he can't go to war or improve anything else. IF he starts with the economy, then he can concentrate on other issues.

    January 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm |
  444. ~BIG DAWG~

    I think that Obama should get the heck out of office!!! He has no experience. And he does not know what he is doing. The country will be in better condition if he would just leave!!! I know TOO many people that want him out of office. I think he would be wise to listen!!! If he doesn't listen, then see how long it takes people to looose respec for him!!!

    January 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm |
  445. Damion

    He should get the world out of its whole

    January 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  446. sam

    hey i think oboma should take care of the iraq war 1st because i have some of my family includeing my step dad there

    January 30, 2009 at 1:03 pm |
  447. zach

    i think that instead of shuting down guantanimo bay obama should be focusing more on the economy and the loss of thousands of jobs around america. and i also think that closing down the prison was a bad idea, i think that a person who was going to kill themselves along with innocent people should be tortured and jailed. they say its unfair, well then i guess you shouldnt strap a bomb around your waist now should you?

    January 30, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  448. SERIN

    FIRST, YOU SHOULD TACKLE THE ECONOMY. BECAUSE OF YOUR COUNTRY. RIGHT?

    January 31, 2009 at 12:02 am |
  449. ketherin

    I think obama tackle the economy, because, it's Obama's country,
    haha,,

    January 31, 2009 at 12:06 am |
  450. Samantha

    What i truly think he should work on first is the environment because or environment is so bad right now it is ridicules and so that is the one he should work on first.

    February 2, 2009 at 10:29 am |
  451. Jonny

    I love Barack the rock obambam no matter what he does it will be good!!!

    February 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  452. Jetser

    I think he should fix the Economy first because the future kids will need money for college and I say this because this is more important to the future then the war in Iraq. Kids need to go to college to get a better job and the other thing i want to say is the war in Iraq should be taken care of but the think in my head is that war kills people, but also makes games like call of duty and etc. I'm not being selfish here but i'm just saying what i'm thinking.

    February 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  453. Amirah

    I think Obama should do all of his work in his office.Ialso think he should do the right thing for America.He needs to deal with the whole world. First he shouldstopthe violince.Take away wepons drugs and licore/alcahol.He needs to teach people some manners.

    February 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm |
  454. Anthony

    Economy should be first because we should deal with the issues here in the U.S. In the U.S. homes are being lost kids are being forced out onto the streets, and the income of the family will decrease wich makes familys go to other ways to get money oh i dont know... drugs and all of us know that the world will be alot safer without all the drug dealers, gang members, and bad people.

    February 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  455. Bryan

    Barack Obama should fix the the stock market first then make everything free.

    February 3, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  456. keisha

    I Think Barack Obama should foces on the war in iraq!!!

    February 5, 2009 at 10:17 am |
  457. Natalie

    he should give world peace

    February 5, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  458. dominique

    i think Obama should pull up the economy first because i think that was missed up at first when Geroge Bush missed it up but Barack Obama should pull it up cause people dont have enough money to pay their bill and taking care if their family

    February 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  459. Austin

    We need to get the Economy back in or shape befor everything else, but he could to stop the taliban too.

    February 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  460. Jaron

    The predominant reason why he was elected to the office of the Presidency and why both houses of Congress have Democratic majorities is because the number one issue was the economy and that they promised the American people to work on that first and that the Dems had the trust and vote of the American people to do what the country needed and wanted: restore the economy to its pre-December '07 recession status and control corporations so that this never happens again. And he is doing that. Once the economy starts rolling, he can push those other promises foreward.

    February 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  461. Conrad

    He is currently the worst president i have ever lived to see. He is planning to shut down that terrorist jail and they dont even know what they will do with the terrorists, they might have to LET THEM GO it is crazy, and keep in mind these are people that have tried to kill us, kill United States citizens. About the war in iraq, he is planning a phased withdraw no matter the circumstances and that is a terrible mistake, once we leave the war they will see us as a weak country therefore they will try and hit us when we dont expect it, and in this economy the results will be unbelieveable. I dont think he should do anything first because he is the worst president ever, and what dominique said, well let me tell you that just because George Bush was the president when the crisis began does not mean it was his fault. George Bush did a 500,000,000 dollar bailout or something around there and Barack is doing a 1,000,000,000 dollar bailout so he will mess up the economy isntead of help it.

    February 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm |
  462. Vera

    It would be smart to tackle the economy crisis first, because what would the world be in a pool of debt? That's a good way to start his presidency.

    February 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm |
  463. Chelsey

    Really?
    Obama needs to befriend the Republicans- many of us are NOT happy with this election.
    Secondly, he needs to start working on the National Debt. It is out of control.
    He needs to cure corruption in Washington- do audits and office checks on every one of the Senate and House members to make sure they're not doing anything illegal, and if they are, remove them from office and get honest people in government.
    Then he should tackle the economy in a way that doesn't involve a trillion dollars or any number close to it. Afterwards, resolve crisis in the Middle East and back up Israel. Make our alliances clear.
    Healthcare is not a very important thing right now, in my opinion. There are much more important things to be worried about.
    And for heaven's sake, stop worrying so much about the middle class! Statistics have shown that the disappearing class is disappearing upwards, as in more people are making more money.
    Obama needs to find a way to create new jobs without sparing old ones. Buying American is a horrible idea- it's much, much cheapter to import things.
    Let us drill! It won't impact the environment as much as you think. Environmentalists are in a lose-lose situation- no matter what you do, something in nature is going to be impacted.
    Global Warming is not an issue that should be a priority. Not when millions of people are losing jobs and our government is corrupt.

    February 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  464. Colin

    He is just ONE person guys. He cant do it on his own. He is really not all powerful.

    February 6, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  465. ryan

    obama dont waste other peoples money just cuz ur an idiot

    February 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  466. jon

    I think Obama should deal with the war in Iraq first. I know the economy crisis is important too but people are losing jobs here, people are losing their lives in iraq. I just hope he ends the war then takes them out instead of taking the soliders out all at once. I hope he doesn't use atomic wepons to end it.

    February 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm |
  467. ImaDork

    Obama don't make an Epic fail.

    February 6, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  468. niikkkii(=

    Defftianly work on making you a new sprict with better jokes ;
    sorrrry man , but the truth hurts : )

    February 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  469. al

    i think he should worry about iraq first because i don't see how we can keep fighting much longer

    February 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm |
  470. brooklyn

    imadork is right

    February 9, 2009 at 12:14 am |
  471. Ureshii

    Alright I'm just going to state my opinoin flat out here. The war in Iraq was NOT our problem. WE did NOT need to get involved. I think President Obama will really help us out of this. During the inaguration as soon as Obama was sworn in the atmosphere of the room and ever the look of the TV became less tense. I think the war in Iraq should be ended with us pulling out and soon. After that come the enviroment and then the economy. So that's my opinion.

    February 9, 2009 at 10:51 am |
  472. Kirstie

    I think that we shouldn't have gotten involved in the war as much as we did in the first place. I'm not saying that i don't think we should've ignored the problem, i just think we got too involved. I like that Obama is going to try to fix all that.

    February 9, 2009 at 12:46 pm |
  473. michael

    I think that if the players want to use enhancing drugs let them, its just a game. They arnt hurting any one but there selves.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  474. Spencer

    I think President Obama should first try to make us not so reliant on foreign fuels. If you have seen pictures of the city of Dubai, you would notice that the city looks like its 50 years ahead of us. Also a lot of people don't know that it’s that it’s out on a man made islands which from the sky looks like a palm tree. If we weren’t so reliant on foreign fuels we could make are own city like that.

    February 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  475. Gizel

    I think he should work on the economu first,and then about the immagrants cause thats important

    February 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm |
  476. Hannah

    Deffinately should hit the economy issue first then should tackle the war. Where will we be if they don't get these 2 major issues under control? America is supposed to be the land of the free and land of opportunity but how can we say that if all the opportunity is crushed and freedom seems like nodom because there's no room for expansion and no room for new people in this country we call home...

    February 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  477. Kayla

    deffinatly the economy because a good economy means good health care which means more people to go to war which means better national security and i dont even know whats going on in the middle east so thats deffinatly last.

    February 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm |
  478. Kayla

    deffinatly the economy because if obama fixes that the rest will start to get better on its own. i dont care who you are i know i know it. i know your thinking right now either thats what i was thinking or i never thought of it that way.

    February 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm |