September 1st, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Obama on being a hands-on dad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama speaks to CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin about being a hands-on dad while in the White House.

See more of the interview as part of "Obama Revealed: A Closer Look," which airs Monday evening on CNN.


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  1. george of the jungle

    great parents forward 2012

    September 1, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. NVa Native

    Admirable in so many ways. All Americans should be grateful of having an intelligent and responsible President who knows how to think.

    September 1, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. Craig

    Let's keep it that way! #Reelect @BarackObama 2012...

    September 1, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'm a "country bumpkin" and would never vote for someone like Mitt Romney with expectations that he cares about me knowing his background at Bain Capitol, his offshore accounts in Switzerland, Cayman Island, Bermunda and not to mention his Blind Trust that he claims knowing nothing about. No way, Jose.

    September 1, 2012 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Elect Mitt Romney 2012 for President

    Barack a solid father figure, yes I would say that is an admirable trait. It has to be, because statistically speaking its not the norm especially where I live here in Philadelphia. So many fatherless AA's running around the streets getting locked up, robbing and stealing, But just because Barack is a good dad doesnt mean he's a good president, I do admire his example to others though.

    Mitt Romney has also really been blessed with a great Mom and Dad growing up, his father was the govenor in Michigan, mom ran for senate and he has a family of his own with 5 wonderful kids with 18 beautiful grandchildren. It really shows that Mitt's a good man, since you can tell they are so close knit together as a family. And thats not including the Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, reminds me of my own family. It's good Barack put an end to the fatherless childhood he had growing up, and traveling back and forth to Indonesia with his mom having a few men in her life and dying so young. Barack really did good for himself considering all that, Im sure in January he will have plenty of time to be the father that he never had, to his kids, and am more than willing to give him the time to do it.

    Romney/Ryan 2012 – The End of an ERRor

    September 1, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Obbie, we love you.

    September 1, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. Mattie

    Wolf why is it nobody is talking about Romney giving state workers 7.25 an hour...also why isn't anyone talking about. Erin Barnett calling black boy colored on here show we blacks heard it...why do all rich people take food stamps when Obama gave them out...I don't won't goober and police man from Sanford and son as president and vice president

    September 1, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |