A profile in political courage this is not.  Given his recent gaffe on redistributionism, though, it’s probably smart.  ABC’s Jake Tapper tried to get Obama to talk about his plans for the economic rescue plan, but Obama refused:

JT: What would you tell your Treasury Secretary to do differently with the $700 billion?

BO: We’re on a tarmac.

JT: Why don’t you have a press conference?

BO: I will.  On Wednesday.

Remember when the media screeched over Sarah Palin’s lack of press availability after the convention?  Neither Obama nor Joe Biden have taken questions from the press in weeks.  If Palin’s fortnight of preparation somehow revealed her unreadiness for higher office, what does this say about Barack Obama?