Saturday, November 8, 2008

Barack Obama: "A Mutt Like Me"

Video and transcripts of Barack Obama's first press conference  (courtesy of the New York Times) show that this guy is ready for the job of President of the United States.  He was confident, purposeful and optimistic in his formal remarks, yet circumspect and respectful, when he reminded everyone that we only "have one President at a time" and refused to confound diplomatic signals on Iran, repeating that a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable.

The president-elect was very relaxed with the Press during the question and answer period.  Asked what a new President could do in the first hundred days in office, he responded immediately that he would act to restore confidence as the financial crisis spills out into the rest of the economy.  He said that if the lame-duck Congress did not do it as a final act under the Bush administration, it would be his first accomplishment as President to pass a second economic stimulus package. He stressed the need to create jobs and boost consumer confidence.

Asked what books he was reading and which Presidents he has talked to, Barack Obama said he had been talking to all of the living presidents but mentioned specifically his re-reading of ABRAHAM LINCOLN speeches and writings.

Now regarding the puppy...It seems the Obama's have to get an "hypo-allergenic dog" because Melea is allergic to dogs.  Barack Obama said, he would have preferred they got a shelter dog ("a mutt like me").   Haha, oh well...movin on up...to the East Side...

6 comments:

Equalizer said...

Who will be the "Obama of the Philippines" in 2010? Who will bring real change to our country?

DJB Rizalist said...

Who indeed!

That such a person is needed, and longed for, has been made poignantly possible by the election of Barack Obama. (Just one of the many little good things that could happen as a result of this historic election.)

Anonymous said...

Eto na naman ang galing ng pinoy. Mangongopya na naman!

john marzan said...

i didn't get the nancy reagan seance joke.

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Dave Llorito said...

djb: an interesting article about rising "New Liberalism:" http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/11/17/081117fa_fact_packer