I understand it completely. He was not going to stand there and let the media ask the stupid questions they do making you second guess what he says or did say.
We have real problems we need to fix in this country and pklaying tongue twister with the President is not one of them. What will happen with social security will be hammered out by compromise and bi-partisan suport or it wil be doomed. The fact is the best and brightest people are working on this very serious issue that every President before him including Clinton stayed far away from!!!