I didn’t watch the Presidential press conference last night, but let’s do a quick (and probably incomplete) count of the crises on Obama’s plate right now:
- Bank bailouts
- Swine flu
- Economic recession
- Carmaker bailouts
- Rising joblessness
- The crappy housing market
And don’t forget that a bunch of those are all tied together so it’s not like they can be tackled just one at a time.
I point this out because he’s managed to balance all of these fairly well and, while the degrees of success might be varied, he hasn’t really fumbled anything badly. And he’s managed to not suspend any civil liberties in response, which is more than some former presidents can say.