I watched the press conference along with Speaker Boehner's rebuttle on my local Fox network channel and what I found very telling was that once Boehner was done, the Fox commentator admitted that the bipartisan agreement the House passed - their Cut, Cap and Balance bill - only received 5 Democrat votes. Moreover, the Speaker's own two-part plan to raise the debt limit was rejected by the House w/the Tea Party voting soundly against it. This more than anything else should affirm to the American people not only where the leadership problem exists but also which chamber of Congress is truly causing problems. Here are two clues: it ain't the President and it's not the Senate!
Something else I found interesting: The President hit the reset button on negotiations and gave himself two options as a way out.
Option 1: $4T in spending cuts for $1T in revenue, no major entitlement reforms
Option 2: $2.7T in spending cuts, no tax increase (Sen. Reid's proposal which would pass in both chambers of Congress).
Either way, he wins!!!