Your chance to weigh in on the first 100 days

President Barack Obama on April 29 will complete his first 100 days in office — a milestone used, for better or worse, by political pundits to measure how a new president is adjusting to the challenges of the office.

We’d like you to be our pundits. How have the first 100 days of the Obama administration been, in your opinion? Are your expectations being met?

No, don’t post your comments here — e-mail them to moliver@bayareanewsgroup.com or snail-mail them to Mike Oliver, Projects Editor, Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group-East Bay, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Please limit your responses to no more than 150 words, and include a photo mug shot (which will not be returned) as well as your name and address. We’ll publish a selection in an April 29 special section of our BANG-EB newspapers and Web sites.

And, for an extremely cool chart of what each of the previous 12 U.S. presidents faced and achieved in his first 100 days, click here.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

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    Obama has taken some very important steps, big and small, international and national, to turn a new leaf and undue the harm wrought by the Bush administration. Unfortunately, he has done this in every area except the one that problably matters the most to the ordinary American: Putting
    Americans back to work. This is not to belittle his important international comments. But as important as repairing the worlds relations are, without a solid footing under Americans and redoing the banking industry, we will eventually fail as a nation if we continue to print money. Legalizing stem cell research and marijuana, notwithstanding. If only he could get rid of Geithner!