Obama talks politics, life with Leno
October 26th, 2011
07:34 AM ET
8 years ago

Obama talks politics, life with Leno

LOS ANGELES (CNN) - President Barack Obama addressed a broad range of political topics during an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday, insisting among other things that he's not spending too much time yet focused on next year's potential GOP campaign rivals.

"I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island," Obama joked. "Once they narrow it down to one or two (candidates), I'll start paying attention."


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  1. fred ca

    That they were able to hide the teleprompter and made obama sound at least semi-coherent shows how far special effects has come and why obama is so beholden to hollywood.

    October 26, 2011 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Very nice recap and clarification by our Commander-in-Chief.
    Keep yourself visible Mr. President. Let all of those that voted for you in 2008, and those that will elect you to your second term in 2012 continue to see and hear you and everything that you've done and are doing. This is one of your greatest strenghts sir. Do not stay cooked-up in the White House, that is what the GOP wants you to do.
    You're our President, get on YOUR plane, and travel all over your country. See your citizens, and let them see and hear you.
    Obama 2012.

    October 26, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. Anthony

    Republicans will keep on voting off alternatives to Romney and putting back new alternatives (or even old alternatives), until they discover that there really is no alternative in the Republican field. The alternatives suck as much as Romney. What is more, Republicans cannot escape the conclusion that to beat Obama, they might have to vote for someone whose positions are closest to Obama. Think about it. Both believe in global warming. Both have the same health care plan. Both are against a flat tax. To be fair, Romney has not announce his position on the flat tax in this election cycle. He used to call it "tax cut for fat cats" But then again, he used to be pro-choice too.

    October 26, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. PA_outof work

    Based on the Obama record of FAILURE, we the American voter will will have our turn, we will vote you off / out.

    October 26, 2011 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  5. ST

    "I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island," Obama joked.

    Everybody will be drown in the island Mr. President even before the vote takes place. What they stand for, can not allow them to swim even half a mile out of the island.

    October 26, 2011 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    I wonder if neo-cons are going to call for a Jay Leno boycott like the way they did with Oprah.

    October 26, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am |

    This was actually a good meet and greet last night. Leno didn't sugar coat anything.....They talked about America's military actions, and his family. It was a really good show.......Most of all it shows the statesmanship of our Pres. He stands tall over the GOP.....I thought Mitt might be the answer, but no....he has nothing on President Barry.
    Obama 2012!!!

    October 26, 2011 09:03 am at 9:03 am |