RePosted Quiz

Pick That President

Tuesday, April 28, 2009; 6:00 PM

To mark President Obama's first 100 days in office, here's a quiz culled from editorials and columns in The Post's archives. See if you can match the president with the characterization at the 100-day milestone.

1. "The reason [he] is an unconvincing president is the astonishing incongruity between [his] words and deeds. He has unambiguously identified what he considers the nation’s two most pressing problems, inflation and energy." What president is the writer referring to?
2. "There are those who believe that [he] never really recovered from the first 100 days of his presidency, when he became involved in everything and seemed to stand for nothing." What president is the writer referring to?
3. "During the presidential campaign, he promised a Rooseveltian legislative blitz. [He] claimed he would be ready on proverbial Day One. Instead, he’s become the president of tomorrow." What president is the writer referring to?
4. "What the polls do suggest is that [he] has managed to project a distinctively new and apparently comforting image… not a commanding figure, but also not the wimp with a mean streak that so many seemed to see not so long ago." What president is the writer referring to?
5. "The remarkable thing about [his] presidency has been his ability to keep it focused single-mindedly on his economic strategy." What president is the writer referring to?
6. "It has not been 100 days of soothing diplomacy or of smooth sailing. The style of this president and his senior aides is too quick and too blunt for that." What president is the writer referring to?

Adam Ross: Judging Presidents in 100 Days
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