Chuck Todd: Obama Econ Speech Was To Make Himself Feel Better "...If you're looking for the new, no, there wasn't new in there and it's something -- and they kept saying there wasn't going to be new. They were sort of ratcheting back those expectations. What I get the sense is, you know, this is a White House that seems stuck a little bit. This has been a rough seven months for them. This second term has not gone the way they thought it would. The fever did not break, as the President said. So I think they felt -- I think the President needed to do this. He needed to go in front of crowds. I think he needed to reenergize himself and the White House needs to feel reenergized. They just feel flagging. I don't know how else to describe it."