President Obama at his press conference Wednesday: "It is very hard for them to say yes to me…At some point, you know, they've got to take me out of it." (Read more: How Obama Would Change Social Security Payments )
That was probably the strangest comment we heard today.
This is the first time in the last several days the market has looked at the fiscal cliff negotiations and winced. It was a wince, not a howl of pain, but a negative reaction nonetheless.