I don’t have a great deal to say about this. Obama seems broadly sensible. It also strikes me that a lot of America’s high-powered political journalists seem, at least as evidenced by the questions they ask, to have a very poor grasp of macroeconomic issues. Which would be fine, except that in the guise of writing about politics they’re actually writing about macroeconomic policy issues.
Also it was nice to see the President of the United States call on Sam Stein. He had a good question (about prosecutions or a truth and reconciliation commission for Bush era crimes) and Obama had an okay answer, not ruling out such an effort.