Obama talks politics, Libya with Leno
October 25th, 2011
04:33 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama talks politics, Libya with Leno

Los Angeles (CNN) - President Barack Obama chatted about politics and foreign policy during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday, telling the late-night talk show host he's not spending too much time yet focusing on next year's potential GOP rivals.

Asked by Leno if he's been watching the recent spate of Republican presidential debates, Obama said that he's "going to wait until everybody's voted off the island."


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Lieberman are not taking the death of their fried Moammar well.

    October 25, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. HAS, Baltimore

    Obama , the Peoples President

    October 25, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. WiredweirdinSF

    What an arrogant, incompetent, inept, corrupt, lying union toady.

    October 25, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. Tired of the nonsense

    I agree with you, Mr. President, except for one thing. Let's vote ALL the GOP off this particular island.

    October 25, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. kayla

    i second the motion. "PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE PEOPLES' PRESIDENT. God bless you.

    October 25, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    WiredweirdinSF wrote:
    What an arrogant, incompetent, inept, corrupt, lying union toady.
    Do you plan to boycott Leno like you did Oprah?

    October 25, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. tampamurray

    Obama ... the PEOPLE'S President? Obama's doing exactly what he did in 2008 .... promising to part the Red Sea. Honestly, Obama's winning over the underbelly of our Country by promising a "Unicorn in Every Pot." Whatever happened to all able-bodied Americans fending for themselves? We've got a bunch of whining, high-self esteem, underachieving people in this Country with their hand out ... and Obama is once again telling them what they want to hear. It's not gonna happen people! Either we clean up this mess and everyone gets back to work (at WHATEVER job they can find ... not what they think they're entitled to) or we can change our name to BIG CUBA!

    October 25, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. tigerakabj

    Response to WiredweirdinSF

    1. Based on what facts?
    2. And the current GOP presidential runners can do better? What accomplishments can the GOP run on? What do they stand for?

    Since you've are long on name-calling and short on solutions for this country, let me present to you a sample of the ways President Obama has moved this country forward to a brighter day:

    1. Ended the Iraq War (that Bush lied us into), thereby saving us billions and additional lives
    2. Wiped out Bin Laden (the person who Bush said that he was unconcerned with getting)
    3. Inspiring Middle East tour inspiring the young people there + diplomatic/military assistance led to the ousting of Egypt's Mubarak and Libya's Khaddafy
    4. Stopped 700,000 job/month loss and turned it into 19 month job gain (avoiding Great Depression Round 2)
    5. Passed healthcare reform, reform that 7 presidents tried and failed to achieve (thereby over the long term saving businesses money, making our citizens healthier = more productive economy)
    6. Extended unemployment insurance
    7. START treaty + getting countries like Ukraine and Chile to give up their loose nuclear material = safer world
    8. Lily Ledbetter fair pay act = strong on family values since women are working more than ever
    9. Put billiions into clean energy; we are on track to have 40% of advanced battery market by 2015, up from less than 2% a couple of years ago.
    10. Restored our respect around the world; businesses that disliked America before are more likely to invest their money and resources here = better economy.

    President Obama is strong on national defense (that's why the GOP isn't running in this anymore), strong on family values, and strong on the economy (rescuing us from a Great Depression). Present facts and figures backing up your talk and show how the GOP's record indicates they can do better.

    Obama/Biden 2012.

    October 25, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  9. Tish

    I wanna vote them off the island too but lets not stop there how about voting them off the planet

    October 25, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Hammerer

    Does obama remember what his job is? How long has it been since he went to Washington? And he wants to make believe that he is trying to solve the economy problem. He has only one interest -- re-election, everything else is forgotten.
    And he calls the congress "do nothing" what a joke.

    October 25, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. BB

    Give me the last one standing I careless who!

    October 25, 2011 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |