Earlier this morning (8 AM ET to be specific), President Obama went on the popular Tom Joyner morning radio show and told Americans, whether they were partisan Democrats, partisan Republicans, or the middlest of independents, that he is in control of the situation on the campaign trail.
"I got this," Obama told the Joyner morning show crew, which is in its 18th year of being a nationally syndicated show.
Obama, clearly still a little puzzled that the main news story of the first debate was more on his perceived "flat" performance instead of the woeful display by Jim Lehrer or the proud mendaciousness of Mitt Romney, asked a calm but poignant question.
"Has everyone else forgotten?" he said, referring to the slow but still recovery of the American economy from the horrors of conservative philosophy.
(The audio will hopefully come later here, here, or maybe, on Youtube somewhere).