President-elect Barack Obama held a news conference today to announce his picks to lead the CIA (Leon Panetta) and to be Director of National Intelligence (Dennis Blair). He also talked about the latest unemployment report and called for urgent action on the stimulus plan he talked about yesterday.
But he might receive the most attention for what he said about the Bowl Championship Series when asked about Florida's win over Oklahoma last night. As he has done before on ESPN and on , the president-elect reiterated his call for a playoff to decide the national college football champion.
"If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I may still have some quibbles," he said. "That's why we need a playoff."
Mr. Obama, however, said he did say a congratulatory message to a former detail leader on his secret service team whose son plays left tackle for the Gators.
Watch Mr. Obama making his comment today below:
Here's the clip of Mr. Obama on 60 Minutes back in November also making the same pitch.