Conan O'Brien may have received mixed critiques for his Tonight Show debut, but the funnyman has the vote of confidence from one very important and powerful person: President Obama.

Taking a breather from his sit-down with Brian Williams, Obama, who once told O'Brien he would pick him as his running mate, expressed faith in the "transition between Leno and Conan." But the president warns the newly minted host there won't be a bailout plan for him if he messes up.

Check out Obama's endorsement below. How soon can we pencil him in for another Tonight Show interview?