Obama goes live any minute now.
POST GAME: Shorter Obama - I have a plan and the Republicans have a plan, so let's compromise and do it my way. I don't think Obama won converts with this speech. (As to his point that this is no way to run the greatest country in the world, welcome to the club - lots of us have been thinking that for two and a half years.)
Obama threatened granny's Social Security check in passing but did not dwell on it. I guess his idea is to pose as a grand hero when Geithner finally discovers the Trust Fund and the checks go out on time.
I thought Boehner did well in response. And passing a small bill that carries us to January ought to be veto-proof. Time will tell!