I just watched Obama’s first press conference and I can’t tell you how nice it is to hear the president (elect) speak in such a way that does not invite derision. That is, it’s obvious that Obama knows his stuff. He answered questions clearly and without stumbling (big deal, I know!) and when he smiled it lit up the room. He joked about the major puppy issue and gave sobering views on the current state of the economy. He was not too long-winded and didn’t speak any more than necessary (the way certain folks do when they don’t have an answer).
This guy is going to be a great president, I have never been more confident.
Unlike his immediate predecessor, he seemed completely in control.