Obama's prime time press conference on health care went about as expected, with no big surprises. The clear highlight came at the end with the final question about Henry Louis Gates' arrest. Obama confronted the story head on, saying that the Cambridge police acted "stupidly." He even got in a joke about how he would be shot if he was trying to break into the White House. Ultimately, the question gave Obama an important chance to address racial profiling on the national stage.
UPDATE: Samefacts.com has a great analysis of the Gates arrest.