A well known Republican strategist described Obama this way "We all know this guy, he's the guy who stands against the wall at a party. Martini in one hand, cigarette in the other...making wry comments about people in the room."
Obama's already proven that desription with his shameless put-down of Nancy Reagan yesterday. When asked which Presidents he's talked to in order to prepare- he says he's talked to all of them, but "didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." The press corps laughs. Imagine Bush saying this. What would the reaction be?
The AP piece is spin-city even launching an attack on Hillary Clinton. The media is not going to be able to cover him for long.
Obama will not be able to help himself...he's not a "nice guy". He's kind of a jerk and you can never hide who you really are....most especially not with the intense level of scrutiny he'll be under now. Note: he received little of this scutiny in the two years that he ran for the office. He'll continue to prove who he really is as he's forced to move away from campaign rhetoric.
Day 3 as President-Elect, first Press Conference as President-Elect, first gaffe. Many more to come.