Say, Obama, what was that you said again about why you would be a good president?
KROFT (voice-over): This week, during the biggest economic meltdown since the Great Depression, the candidates were forced to stop playing politics and to start talking about some of the major issues in this campaign. And 60 MINUTES was with both of them.
(on camera): Why do you think you’d be a good president?
OBAMA: Well, I think that when you think about the challenges we face, these are challenges that require us to look forward and not backwards.
KROFT: Why you? I mean, why do you think you would be a good president?
OBAMA: Well, I was going to get to that.
KROFT: Go ahead.
OBAMA: You know, I’m a, I’m a practical person. One of the things I’m good at is getting people in a room with a bunch of different ideas who sometimes violently disagree with each other and finding common ground and a sense of common direction.
Yes He Can!
"I don't think me calling House Republican members would have been that helpful, I tend not to be that persuasive on that side of the aisle," he said.
So, THE reason he gives Steve Kroft as to why he would be a good president … goes under the bus.
No He Can’t!
So, Obama, were you lying to Steve Kroft and to us on 60 minutes? Or is it just that the events of last week have brought about this new revelation?
Of course, it is possible you are lying to ABC and to us now. But somehow we find you utterly believable when you tell us you are no bipartisan savior.