Friday, November 7, 2008

Breath of Fresh Air First Press Conference from President-Elect Obama

Barack Obama just completed his first press conference as President-elect - intelligent, responsive, short, a breath of fresh air.

The emphasis was on the economy, but Obama also answered questions about Ahmadinejad's letter of congratulations and the puppy he will be buying for Sasha and Malia. He missed a chance on that question to say he would be careful not to get a dog that bites reporters - as the Bush dog Barney did to a Reuters reporter yesterday - but he handled that question with humor and a winning concern as a father for Malia's allergies.

It has been a long time since we have had a President with that degree of intellectual acuity, articulation, and humor. JFK and Ronald Reagan are the only ones that come to mind for me.

It felt very good to see it again. I'm looking forward to more.

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