Today the President gave a rare press conference to talk about the funding bill in congress and to lay out his plans for the coming year. As always it was painful to watch. He has to be one of the least charismatic public speakers and presidents in our history. He opens every sentence with “I’m confident” or “I understand” but his manners and continual fumbling for words make it hard to believe him. I was entertained, but in a “oh man look at that trainwreck” sort of way.