Yes, we’re playing our favorite game here at CH2.0, and it’s called, “Obama versus Obama.”
In an interview in 2008, you will never guess what he said.
Weasel Zippers has revived an old video of Barack Obama promising not to take vacations if he were elected president.
The video features then-Sen. Obama discussing his book “The Audacity Of Hope” with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 2008.
The future president was talking about how those running for president need to be prepared to “give their life to it.”
“The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.”
When asked if he could make that kind of commitment, Obama responded,”Sure.”
Obama went on to say that “the American people should have no patience for what’s going on in your head because you’ve got a job to do” and that people should only run for president if they’re willing to make that sacrifice.
When asked by the host if he could imagine himself making that kind of commitment, he said, “Sure.”
Weasel Zippers used the quote to criticize Obama, saying he “then proceeded to hit the golf course 186 times (and counting).”
Well, we’ve got our own Nero in the Oval Office, for he is fiddling around while the world is burning.