Welcome back, Mr. President

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President Obama
tonight reminded
us that ‘yes we can’
overcome a
bad economy.

I was at a business dinner tonight and so I missed the Presidential speech. However, according to the analysis, I can stop my whining about President Obama’s Carteresque approach to speaking about the economy during his first weeks in office.

The New York Times’ Jeff Zelney , who could have evoked FDR in his analysis of the speech to Congress tonight, chose instead to reach across the isle and write this:

"In his first address to a joint session of Congress, Mr. Obama mixed an acknowledgment of the depth of the economic problems with a Reaganesque exhortation to American resilience and an expansive agenda with a pledge to begin paring down a soaring budget deficit. ‘While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken, though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this. We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before."

I like this Obama better than the other one.