OBAMA’S CNN SMACKDOWN
If Obama was in "lecture mode" for much of this press conference, then consider this a teachable moment for those who get on the president's nerves.
ANN COMPTON’S BLACK PRESIDENT QUESTION
With two wars to manage and the world on the brink of economic collapse, ABC News’ Ann Compton asks the president how the planet seems to feel about the fact that he’s black.
CHUCK TODD SACRIFICES HIS OPPORTUNITY TO ASK GOOD QUESTION
Chuck Todd wants to know what more the American public should be sacrificing for the sake of the economy. Because losing jobs, homes and heath insurance apparently aren’t enough.
POLITICO SHOWS THIS NEW MEDIA STUFF ISN’T A SHAM
The president took questions from several non-establishment media organizations. Occasionally this can highlight why these organizations aren’t and shouldn’t be part of the establishment, but Politico’s Mike Allen distinguished himself in pushing the president to justify his position on tax deductions for charitable giving.
MOST BIZARRE POST-SPEECH REACTION: DICK MORRIS
You know you’re floating something dubious when you get Bill O’Reilly’s head shaking. After the speech, Dick Morris says Obama is in the midst of an elaborate plan to nationalize the banks that are being bailed out.