Yesterday President Obama spoke to the House Republicans at their conference and then took questions for over an hour. It was an exciting event at which Mr.Obama showed a masterful command of facts, legislation, and policies. He fielded questions, sometimes hostile, with courtesy,good humor, and,occasionally, telling corrections of the statements of questioners.
No other president, except probably Bill Clinton, could have handled this event with anywhere near the skill and substance displayed.
Most networks and many cable outlets showed the event live and it attracted a huge amount of favorable comment. Fox chose to cut off its broadcast midway - a shame, since Fox viewers are those most in need of this information and instruction.
President Obama has made mistakes in his first year of governance, but we can all be proud and grateful that we have this man in this office at this time.