The President of the United States claims to be very popular with “the zero to eight demographic.” The kids like his name, which they say in an unbroken string of syllables: Barackobama.
Politics is a lot like football.
Teddy Roosevelt was the coolest president . . . until Barackobama.
All this, and more, we learn from the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld’s online interview show, in which Jerry drives a comedian to a coffee shop for a video-recorded chat.
In the recent Barack Obama episode, the comedian and the Commander in Chief drive inside the confines of the White House fences in a nice silver blue 1963 Corvette Stingray . . . and then go for a coffee inside the White House. Seinfeld’s excuse for this special episode is that the Prez has gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify.
Some of us wonder whether Mr. Obama could be planning an entertainment career after being ejected from office by the normal workings of presidential term limits. As this and other one-on-one interviews have shown, he gives great repartee.
But back to term limits. Aside from the football comment, Seinfeld’s chat did indeed yield a few substantive ideas. Such as:
JS: How many world leaders are completely out of their minds?
BO: A pretty sizable percentage.
And Obama knows why: “The longer they stay in office, the more likely [going bonkers] is to happen.”
“At a certain point,” Obama explains, “your feet hurt, your have trouble peein’, you have absolute power. . . .”
Good thing we have term limits!
Here’s to a future episode of Former Presidents in Limos Getting Lattes.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.