Friday Afternoon First Press Conference.....November 7th, 2008
The Main Focus was on the Suffering Economy....240,000 More Jobs Lost this month ( 10th month in a row).Senator Obama, now President Elect, was serious, and thoughtful and carefully and calmly explained that Our Economy is in trouble and he is assembling a Team to address it, and they stood with him. It was a somber press conference.He re-emphasized the need for an immediate Stimulus Package NOW, and if not during the Lame Duck session, then he will initiate immediately in his administration. He also explained that he is not President Yet, but that is goal is for a seamless transition and to work with this President to make that happen. ( It occurred to me that all during this mess we have never seen Bush with a full press team standing to face this issue and then take Questions....).It was reassuring and did present strength and a picture of Real Thinkers assembled to work hard during this time.
He did talk about many that need assistance from small businesses to Municipal, Cities and Counties, he also spoke of extending job benefits, and auto industry help ( footnote:GM,Crysler, and Ford all in dire trouble).During the Question period he did answer questions about THE dog, and what he is reading ( Lincoln) and also that he has spoken to all past presidents. He was respectful and gracious to all questions, Lee Cowen, Jake Tapper etc. ( Candy Crowly is an idiot- she asked About the Security Briefs he got so far- NOT that he could reveal anything from those- so it was a Silly Question, CNN has to get off the TERRA bus....nuf said.) He even took the time to ask Lyn Sweet how she injured her arm- and it was joked she was the only injury at Grant Park...
It's funny I was about to go walk the Dog- because that is what I always do when Bush gives Pressers....( matter of fact she has been trained that if his face comes on -OUT we go....too funny)...It was the first time I sat down and had some Tea and watched a Presser with genuine interest, even took notes......wow, what a change 3 days can make eh ?