Among the softballs gently tossed at President Obama Monday during his visit with the ladies of "The View," Barbara Walters wanted to know "what would be so terrible if Mitt Romney were elected?"
"Would it be disastrous for the country?" she asked.
It's an issue Mr. Obama has addressed countless times in the 61 campaign rallies and over 200 fundraisers he's done since filing with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate for re-election last year.
"I told folks I'm just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys," Mr. Obama quipped about the fact that he was the only man on the couch with Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, the First Lady, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. (Well we know for certain you are a terrible leader, who knew that's because you feel the only requirement is being "eye candy")
He came out on stage bearing a birthday basket of gifts for Walters, who celebrates her 83rd birthday tomorrow, the day the show is to be broadcast.
The basket contained M&Ms with a presidential seal on the box, a deck of Marine One playing cards, some of the White House beer brewed with honey from the hive on the South Lawn and a White House-embossed golf ball. Also among the gifts were some White House napkins, which Mr. Obama joked about bringing "rather than have her steal napkins" from the White House. (What? No CD of recent speeches and Pictures of himself?)
(So while our President doesn't have time to meet with world leaders while they are here, he does have time to make multiple Television appearances and pander for votes. Do you suppose he forgot he is the President and thinks he is the challenger again? From some of the things he says, I wonder if he realizes that he won in 2008?)