By Michael GoodwinColumnist, New York Daily News/FOX News Contributor

Anybody who watched the president's economic speech yesterday saw the battle of the two Obamas. Good Barack and Bad Barack were struggling for control, with the former demonstrating his charismatic appeal and the latter revealing a bad habit of distorting the views of critics.

The chip on his shoulder about wealth is still there, too, a timely reminder that April 15 could mean an unhappy return for millions of Americans in coming years.

Savvy investors might want to buy tea bags, with tax protests likely to be a regular feature in a Bad Barack era.

But first came the Good Barack, who is the greatest communicator in modern political history and he proved it again. His opening summary of how we crashed was a lesson on how to tell a complicated story in accessible, clear and concise terms.

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