For a guy with “zero executive experience,” Obama seems to have this whole President thing pretty dialed:

“The level of detail that the Obama transition team is getting into is extraordinary – they are leaving no stone unturned,” said a senior former Clinton administration official who has been consulted. “I have been getting calls that you’d expect in previous transitions to get maybe in December or never at all.”

But, as someone recently said, Obama will be the first president in quite some time to inherit the job at a time of neither peace nor prosperity. He’s going to have to be better than the rest, if only because the situation is going to be much worse.