Obama’s press conference: U.S. like the Titanic
Posted by danishova on March 25, 2009
Barack ended last night’s press conference with these remarks:
"This is a big ocean liner. It’s not a speedboat. It doesn’t turn around immediately. But we’re in a better — better place because of the decisions that we made."
Pay no attention to those icebergs lurking beneath the water. This ship is unsinkable. Enjoy the music, and dance.
From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro
The Obama ocean-liner: More than anything else, Obama’s news conference last night resembled a campaign TV ad — one in which the serious candidate talks directly to the camera* (although this one went on for nearly an hour, and it sometimes was interrupted by tough questions from the press). Indeed, how many times did we hear Obama mention his budget’s top priorities: education, energy, health care, reducing the deficit? Perhaps the most striking thing was the president linking his budget to the current economic crisis. (“The budget I submitted to Congress will build our economic recovery on a stronger foundation, so that we do not face another crisis like this 10 or 20 years from now.”)
Okaaaay. Could you expound on that a bit do ya think? What was “striking” to me was how perfectly idiotic it is to make that link, but I’m not a mind reader, so I have no idea what this trio of NBC contributors think about it. Are they struck by how stupid it is? Struck by its brilliance? Something? Anything? Bueller?
*Are you sure you don’t mean that he talked to the Giant teleprompter at the back of the room?