President Barack Obama says his talks with Gulf fishermen and oil spill experts are not an academic exercise. They're "so I know whose ass to kick."http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/07/1667935/obama-says-us-will-bounce-back.html
We already knew that Obama can use words to his advantage and give a good speech.
What we're waiting to see is whether he can competently handle a crisis.