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Voters' Views: Andrea Economos

As Barack Obama completes 100 days in office, we ask Republican and Democratic voters from across the US to reflect on his performance.


Andrea Economos Full-time mother | Republican

Obama's solution is always bigger government

Andrea Economos
Age: 51
Lives: Andrea Economos
Occupation: Full-time mother
Last election voted:
Republican
In 10 words or fewer: Friendly, generous, fun-loving, disciplined, inquisitive and persistent

"Although I voted for McCain, I took comfort in President Obama's victory.

I thought having a calm, intelligent person at the helm would be very helpful during this economic crisis.

Once he began initiating significant policy changes, however, my initial doubts about him returned.

He repeatedly starts one thing and then moves on to the next thing, with little concern for execution or cost. Abroad, he promised everywhere to make things better. I wonder whether he differentiates between 'saying' and 'doing'.

It's hard to see him as a different kind of politician when he has surrounded himself with Chicago associates who frequently poll the public to craft his policy messages.

It is troubling that government is getting involved with those businesses which accepted money in exchange for toxic assets. I would rather Obama didn't give the funds than inject government into businesses.

Obama's solution is always bigger government, which has many Americans concerned.

I suspect he will have some difficulty keeping his Catholic voters. They envisioned a more centrist approach to abortion and a more deeply examined stance on stem cell research, which is as much an ethical issue as a religious one."


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