Last night in his second primetime takeover, President Obama took on a familiar tone in addressing the nation. The same "we mean business" tone we heard from him on the campaign trail last fall came back last night and it was a far cry from the lighthearted Obama the nation saw last week with Jay Leno. He hit hard on the economy going over his budget, the state of race in this country and the cost of war. Joining The Takeaway with an assessment of the appearance is Adam Nagourney, from our partner the New York Times, and Glenn Thrush of Politico
"We're in a process moment, we're not in an inspirational moment in terms of where he is on this budget."
—Politico correspondent Glenn Thrush in reaction to Obama's recent press conference
For more, read Adam Nagourney's article, In a Volatile Time, Obama Strikes a New Tone for Crisis
in today's New York Times.
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