Now obviously as a policy maker his view holds a bit more sway in how things will be handled, but still. What's even more telling is that as he rambled on about bridges in the Midwest, football players turned war martyrs, and Congress's inability to do one thing or another, the stock market dropped 40 more points (13539 to 13490). Way to restore confidence Prez...
Allow me to provide a powerful allegory of the situation that involves Indian dads.
Hearing reporters speak to the President is a lot like watching my dad interact with weird teenage salespeople at computer stores. My dad will ask questions regarding functionality, compatibility and pricing to the know-nothing sales dude. What's even worse is that he actually expects to get a well thought out answer. Even more astonishing is that my dad is repeatedly astounded when the salesperson says "umm…sir…I dunno."
My brother and I can tell our dad from the very beginning "Dad, there's no reason to ask him, he's not gonna know" but time and time again we go through the process of actually believing that this sales guy is going to pull out a series of nuggets of wisdom from thin air…or at least from his classy Slayer t-shirt nearly tucked inside his Best Buy polo, thereby acting as an undershirt of sorts...and time and time again we're disappointed. Go figure.