Obama Goes on 60 Minutes to Pitch His Reelection
President Barack Obama’s approval ratings have been stagnant as of late and prospects of his reelection are bleak. He said that he expected that to happen because the country has gone through a tough time during his term. He added that it would be surprising to find out that people are satisfied at this point. The administration is working hard to get the country and economy back on track.
He issued the statement during an interview with CBS’ Steve Kroft for 60 Minutes last Sunday. The president compared himself to a ship captain in stormy waters. If the boat is rocking back and forth, the captain needs to know the status of the passengers so that he could adjust. He said that the the captain can’t control the weather.
Kroft did two interviews with the president last week. The first time was after his speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, where he talked about increasing income inequality in America. He called the period as a make or break moment for the middle class.
Kroft noted that there are people who criticize Obama for engaging in class warfare and his call for redistribution of wealth. A poll made by CBS/New York Times showed that 54 percent of Americans think that Obama doesn’t deserve another term.