Republicans Who Like Obama, Part VII


Niel Wright, Press Secretary


On Wednesday President Obama will have been in office for 100 days, and commentators, politicians and pundits are taking the occasion to ask, "How's he doing?"

Rep. Tom Petri says he's doing "fairly well."

"He has set a positive and non-confrontational tone," Petri said. "He has achieved a number of successes - most notably the passage of a huge stimulus bill. And I think that success is reflected in the change in the public mood to being a bit more positive about the future of the country."

Petri added that he disagrees with the President on many things, but can't deny that he is effective.