Barack Obama is a Smart Guy

His speech on the financial crisis is here as well as other places.

I think it is terrific.

As it happened, I watched it with a former cabinet secretary. I gave a talk to a group about the financial mess today, and he was there. The speech was on TV just outside of where I spoke, so I stopped to watch, and the official stopped along with me.

I said I thought BO possibly had the stuff for restoring confidence.

The official said, “well, he certainly is smart.”

I said, “smart would be a nice change.”

The official laughed.