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Obama’s first prime-time press conference, FDR’s first fireside chat

There’s no question I’m in a minority here, but I thought Barack Obama’s performance last night was a disappointment–a little terrifying, even.

There’s no question I’m in a minority here, but I thought Barack Obama’s performance last night was a disappointment–a little terrifying, even. He sounded soporific, exhausted, cautious to a fault. Overwhelmed, I think, is the best one-word summary.

So what did you think?

Video from the hour-long presser is all over the web, so I won’t repeat it here. For contrast’s sake, I present instead a (partial) recording of the first public prime-time address by the last president to take office amid economic collapse–FDR’s first fireside chat, delivered on March 5, 1933.