The Second Press Conference of Obama’s AdministrationMarch 25th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
Yesterday night during the second full-fledged press conference of his administration, President Barack Obama staunchly defended his policies reminding the nation that, “ there will be no quick fixes, there will be no silver bullets” to mend the nation’s current economic problems.
During the press conference that lasted for about an hour, President Obama fielded altogether 13 questions together with a handful of follow-ups. The session’s main focus was the economy, however, the President also made himself available to queries on race, the stem cell research, Israel, China, Mexico as well as the military budget. Obama added that like the current economic crisis, none of these issues have any simple and easy solution. He said, “If this were easy, then we would have already had it done.” Further adding, “this is a big ocean liner, it’s not a speedboat, and hence not so easy to turn around.”
The President was quite himself during the whole session, at several moments being forceful and with his use of metaphors. The sharpest question of the session turned out to be a query from the CNN’s Ed Henry, who suggested that Andrew Cuomo the attorney general of New York was getting all the action with the bonus scandal of the American International Group.
The CNN man asked the President, “why he hadn’t gone public with his “outrage” over the bonuses earlier?” To this the President replied, “”It took a couple of days because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak,”. It seemed that the President has saved his best and the strongest answer to this sharpest query of the night.
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