Reported by: Dallas News Correspondent Tiffany Cherry for Wired PR News.com – Press Release Service for Small Business — The President stated in Wednesday’s news conference that his administration was off to a good start during his first 100 days in office.
Wired PR News – President Barack Obama addressed many national concerns on Wednesday, while speaking at a news conference. Obama remarked in his opening statement that the administration “was off to a good start” during his first 100 days in office.
The president answered questions from reporters on issues such as abortion, torture, immigration reform, Pakistan, the auto industry, and matters concerning the economy. In regards to the current swine flu outbreak and questions regarding closing the Mexican border, Obama stated, “this is a cause for deep concern but not panic, we have to make sure that how we respond, based on science and what public health officials have to say” play a key role in decisions made, and compared closing the border at this point to “closing a barn door after the horses are out.”
Obama later remarked when asked about Senator Arlen Specter’s recent switch to the Democratic party that he believes the move will liberate the Senator to cooperate on critical areas; however, in regards to views that the switch puts him in position to more quickly get legislation passed, the president stated that he was “under no illusions that suddenly I’m going to have a rubber stamp Senate.”
Obama also attempted to reach across the board and enlist more support from Republican adversaries, citing that more progress could be made if they worked together.
Photo Credit: Pete Souza, The Obama-Biden Transition Project