President Obama 60 Minutes Interview With Steve Kroft

Steve Kroft inteviewsPresident Obama on 60 Minutes tonight on CBS at 7 pm ET/PT/6 pm CT.  Join 3 Chics for live blogging.  You can watch it here.

PBO’s response to the 2012  GOP Presidential hopefuls:

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16 Responses to President Obama 60 Minutes Interview With Steve Kroft

  1. Ametia says:

    December 12, 2011
    Still the adult(s)

    Barack Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview was a study in smooth. The more I see of this president’s calm resolve within the GOP’s maelstrom of prepubescent fits and infantile dramatics, the more impressive his emotional maturity becomes. Some take a more critical view and see it as emotional indifference, or cold detachment, or even a dreamy disconnect; to me, he merely suffers the little children, while anticipating that his fellow grownups throughout the electorate will, in the end, appreciate what’s what.

    Which is what we’ll discover next year: whether, in this young century, the American voter has learned to distinguish between democratic theatrics and republican virtues — that descriptively ironic reversal of the two major parties’ lower-case attributes.

  2. Obama makes his case for second term on ’60 Minutes’,0,1812048.story

    His approval ratings are largely stagnant and his prospects for reelection in doubt. But President Obama says it’s all to be expected.

    “We’ve gone through an incredibly difficult time in this country. And I would be surprised if the American people felt satisfied right now,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft in an interview to air on “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “They shouldn’t feel satisfied. We’ve got a lot more work to do in order to get this country and the economy moving in a way that benefits everybody, as opposed to just a few.”

    Put another way, Obama said he compared himself with a ship captain in stormy waters.

    “No matter how well we’re steering the ship, if the boat’s rocking back and forth and people are getting sick and, you know, they’re being buffeted by the winds and the rain … if you’re asking, ‘Are you enjoying the ride right now?’ folks are going to say, ‘No.’ ” Obama said. “People are going to say, ‘You know what? A good captain would have had us in some smooth waters and sunny skies at this point.’ And I don’t control the weather.”

    Kroft interviewed the president twice last week, first after a speech in Osawatomie, Kan., that was viewed as laying the groundwork for his reelection campaign. Obama spoke about the growing income inequality in America, and called it a “make-or-break moment” for the middle class.


    • “The interview closes with Kroft recalling the speech Obama gave announcing his candidacy, and asking him whether he promised more than he could deliver.

      “I didn’t overpromise. And I didn’t underestimate how tough this was going to be,” he said. “It was going to take more than a year. It was going to take more than two years. It was going to take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president. The one thing I’ve prided myself on before I was president, and it turns out that continues to be true as president: I’m a persistent son of a gun.”

  3. Ametia says:

    I LOVED how PBO CLEARLY stated some of his ACCOMPLISHEMENTS.

  4. Ametia says:

    Ask Osama; and not yer momma.

  5. Ametia says:

    Steve Kroft stick the polls up yer AZZ

  6. Ametia says:

    The interview is starting now.

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