"The Obama I saw delivered an assured performance. He provided detailed answers to a range of questions without a teleprompter and without gaffes. The policies he defended ranged from the misguided to the abominable, and his pronouncements were frequently misleading and sometimes flatly dishonest. But they easily passed the political test -- they were delivered with confidence and they sounded plausible or better. ... [T]he communication skills he has displayed at his press conferences will help keep him afloat, whatever the New York Times thinks. This is not yet an administration in trouble and this president should not be underestimated," - Powerline's Paul Mirengoff.