Massucci's Take: Fed's Bernanke, Fisher have different roles, contrasting views


Two Federal Reserve leaders made contrasting speeches today. One said to look forward, while the other said to watch your back. Both are right.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has taken a positive leadership role since his remarks a month ago on CBS News show `60 Minutes.' He has made a calculated and concerted effort to lead the way out of the U.S. financial crisis by shifting his focus forward.

Today, in a speech in Atlanta, he said, "I am fundamentally optimistic about our economy."