In his news conference today, President-elect Obama was much like candidate Obama: cautious, restrained… no drama, no mistakes …demonstrating the same even temperament that carried him through the campaign.
But he also seemed a little tired. A long campaign has clearly taken its toll.
And it sure seemed to me that what he's been hearing behind closed doors for the last couple of days is weighing on him as well.
The only ad-lib in his opening statement was a reminder that ending this recession and escaping this financial crisis is going to be a bear of a job: "this is not going to be quick, this is not going to be easy to dig ourselves out of this hole."