Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Little Tense!

President Barack Obama gave another prime time press conference touting his budget as he drives to get the economy out of the doldrums. Although it appears that the press corps were preselected to answer questions, they didn't go light on our new president. President Obama got very testy with a CNN reporter who asked him twice about the slow response to the AIG bonus debacle. The president responded curtly "Well, it took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak," and quickly moved on to the next question.

Many pundits described President Obama as appearing tired, but I thought he was on his game in responding to questions. His biggest challenge now is persuasiveness. He'll have a major hurdle in selling the excessive spending budget to Washington and the American people if we're not convinced it's really going to result in millions of jobs being created. It's really hard to imagine that with all of the layoffs that companies will turn around and rehire workers because billions of dollars are being pumped into the economy, especially if the specific industry isn't being directly impacted by the cash infusion.

1 comment:

SjP said...

I agree with you. I thought he was on his game big time. Folks really don't understand. But, they better "recognize".