David Dayen summed up my thoughts pretty well:
Other than the fact that this deficit speech was given at all, I don't have a huge problem with itNo talk about the need to slash Medicare or Social Security, and a good first effort at slamming the Ryan budget.
The only thing that bothered me was the fact that Obama used this time and exposure to focus on the deficit rather than far more important, real problems we face. We'll see how much keeps to his guns when the actual budget negoations take place, but considering the horrible, mind blowingly stupid ideas that were being considered, this isn't too bad at all.
What did you think?