Obama's First Press Conference - Refreshing To Say The Least

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By Ben Cohen

Barack Obama's first Presidential Press Conference was fairly non eventful, and was based almost exclusively on the economy. Obama was composed, thoughtful, and answered every question in full, a marked difference from the jibbering nonsense of the Bush Administration.

It wasn't an inspiring performance, but that was probably a good thing given the awful state of the economy and even worse forecast for the future. It was a breath of fresh air to see someone emanating competence, and gives hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the highlights from CNN: