He may be popular, but during his interview last Sunday on “60 Minutes,” journalist Steve Kroft thought that President Obama’s laid-back exterior might be sending the wrong message.
“You’re sitting here, snd you are laughing,” Kroft said. “You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people gonna look at this and say, ‘I mean, he’s sitting there just making jokes about money.’ How do you explain the…mood and your laughter… Are you punch drunk?”
“No, no. There’s gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,” the President explained. “You know, sometimes my team talks about the fact that if you had said to us a year ago that the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a pretty serious problem, I don’t think anybody would have believed it. But we’ve got a lot on our plate. And a lot of difficult decisions that we’re gonna have to make.”