This past week Mr Obama spoke in Hollywood, campaigning as he was for not much in particular. As is Mr Obama’s bent, “when the going gets tough, I get to campaigning.” Start making more of that coin, Mr Obama. That’s all you know. Hit the campaign trail.
The going has, of course, been somewhat tough, since it appears that Mr Obama is under a bit more scrutiny as of late. Obamacare. Iran. Lying. You know; small stuff like that. Ahem.
President Obama defended his policies during an economic address at the DreamWorks Animation campus on Tuesday — including his struggling health care reform — by quoting the late film critic (and fellow Chicagoan) Roger Ebert.
“I was fortunate enough to get to know Roger, and was always inspired by how he handled some really tough stuff,” Obama said. “He said, ‘Kindness covers all of my political beliefs.’ … When I think about what I’m fighting for, what gets me up every single day — that captures it.”
I find it intriguing that, only now, Mr Obama releases information indicating his entire philosophy revolves around a Chicago film critic.