Augustans react to Obama receiving Noble prize

"This is one of many historical moments that have occurred to a very deserving person who is making a tremendous difference in the world. I think in light of all the issues we have going on right now, he is doing an excellent job in maintaining balance in each area of concern." -- Christine Miller-Betts, executive director of Lucy Craft Laney Museum of History


"I think he was in the right place at the right time. It doesn't seem to be deserved." -- Ginny Fox, 56, Martinez

"I don't know how to feel about that, to be honest. I voted for him, so I don't necessarily disagree with him, but that's pretty big. I'm not sure he's done enough yet." -- Maria Nobel, 35, Grovetown

"I don't think I have enough information to make a decision on how I feel about it. I want to know more about the process of selection and who else was nominated." -- Jenn Rose, 36, Martinez

"I think if he had ended the war I'd feel differently, but it seems a bit presumptuous. He hasn't done anything yet." -- Heather Jordan, 26, Martinez

"I believe that he deserves it due to the fact he's the only one in a political office that I've seen try to bring countries together. In that respect, it gave hope to a lot of people." -- Joeron Williams, Augusta

"I think it's great. It (Mr. Obama's approach) is a departure from the hawkish stance of previous administrations. His willingness to talk to our adversaries would go a lot farther in creating solutions to worldwide conflicts than the militaristic approach that previous administrations have had. The value of that is evident in this prize." -- John Brecht, 57, chairman of the Aiken County Democratic Party