President Obama on the deficit

A note on the economic portion:

Bad move: “I know we can get some consensus in here.”

“With the deficit we inherited.”

He can’t back hand like that if he doesn’t want to offend and alienate people. The first line was great. The second was too easily perceived by Republicans as spiteful.

I look forward to the waste, fraud, and abuse being rooted out. I wonder what morally upstanding bureaucracy will do that. I also want to see the details on that tax cut for 95% of working families.

He is most certainly a leader: decisive, adequately detailed for the forum (though I have to wonder what the details will be), and inspiring. He clearly is attentive to the needs of common people.

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