Barack on 60 Minutes

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Livesteez shares some excerpts from the Obama interview with 60 minutes last night:

In an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes— his first since the election — President-elect Barack Obama spoke about the economy, home foreclosures and whether his mother-in-law will join the first family when it moves into the White House. “There’s no doubt that we have not been able yet to reset the confidence in the financial markets and in the consumer markets and among businesses that allow the economy to move forward in a strong way,” he said. “And my job as president is going to be to make sure that we restore that confidence.” Obama, a Democrat, vowed to quickly establish a program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and said Congress and the Bush administration should find a compromise this week to provide financial aid to the auto industry, according to Obama and his wife, Michelle, also offered a glimpse into their family. They will get a dog, they said, but not until later this winter, after they settle in.

And the new president will leave it up to his mother-in-law to decide whether she will move into the White House. “I don’t tell my mother-in-law what to do,” Obama said. “I’m not stupid. That’s why I got elected president, man.” Michelle Obama teased her husband when he lamented he would no longer enjoy the “soothing” experience of dishwashing. “Since when was it ever soothing for you to wash the dishes?” she asked. “You know,” he responded, “when I had to do it. I’d make it into a soothing thing.”

The future first lady said her first priority is ensuring their daughters adjust to the new way of life. After that, she wants to help military families and improve the public school system in Washington, D.C., she said. “The thing we’ve learned … as we’ve watched this campaign is that people, women, are capable of doing more than one thing well at the same time,” Michelle Obama said. “And I’ve, you know, had to juggle being mom in chief and having a career for a long time.”

The more we learn about the Obama’s the more we fall in love with this beautiful family. A President that worked hard and was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth is similar to most of our upbringings and makes it easy to relate.


In other Obama news…

President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are meeting Monday for the first time since the presidential election to talk about how they can work together on problems facing the country. The former rivals will sit down at the Obama transition headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.The meeting comes as Obama is trying to fill out his Cabinet with the most capable people and show he can reach across party lines. Obama aides have said the president-elect is expected to focus on common ground issues, like climate change and ethics reform, in Monday’s meeting. The two are not expected to talk about any possible Cabinet position for McCain, according to both McCain and Obama advisers.



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    thats whats up.

  • The SchoLar

    1st!! Love Him*

  • Aunt Viv

    I watched the actual interview last night (sorry Livesteez) and I came away liking them even more…

  • Jojo69

    I am going to love seeing what happens these next four years. 🙂

  • Its6amHoGetOut

    I saw this interview and she kept interrupting him, fall back Michelle, Barack’s the President elect, not you.

  • Kymystry


  • Karen

    I watched the actual interview as well. The turning dishwashing into a “soothing thing” when forced to do it cracked me up. Typical man!

  • dapro

    Luv them, all luv is a beautiful thing but black luv is on another level

    That’s what I strive for as a man and father, to accomplish my goals without sacrificing my family

  • Veus

    The Obama’s are great. They know they are not perfect, but they do the best that they can. They should be an inspiration to all families.

  • Denise K

    I am so excited to see what is to come with him in the White House!

  • jucija2

    I loved every minute of 60 minutes last night.That is the first time I watched it.

  • datruth


  • sepia830


    I saw this interview and she kept interrupting him, fall back Michelle, Barack’s the President elect, not you.


    lol. Now just becuz you puttin’ hoes out at 6am don’t mean Barrack can’t be interrupted by his wife. I bet he didn’t seem to mind. So long as she wasn’t saying anything disrespectful to or about him, it should be all good.

  • B

    I hope most of the females in here heard when Michelle was riding with Obama even when his vehicle was rusting through the floor. You might want to follow her example.

  • chaka1

    I love these two so much, I could scream! They are putting a new face on black America and I LOVE IT!!

  • anchord "HISTORY (new athem)"

    uh, a true cosby family.

  • Anton Slizzardhands

    Obama I SEE YOU wut UP ! ! !

  • Playlist

    This man is destroying stereotypes one by one.

    Thanks B.

  • lovetolove

    I hear you, Michelle really needs to chill and let the president be the president. Yeah, he’s your man and all, but let him perform his duties with respect.

  • Its6amHoGetOut


    These women in here are lookin’ for BALLERS, that is until the cops pull them over and threaten to charge them with “intent to distribute” too. Then they want that nerd n*gga lawyer.

  • Nicole

    I LOVE Michelle! That is role model and my inspiration. I LOVE Obama! He is my hero and a leader. Those two together are the most amazing couple I have ever seen. I watched the interview not thinking I could like them even more. I was wrong. Every time I see them together my respect keeps growing.

  • jandsmama

    Its a tight rope for Michelle, Stepford wife or Chatty Cathy? I like the fact that she is intelligent and opinionated but I don’t like her cutting Barack off either. I didn’t like this during the primaries and I don’t like it now. Fall back Michelle. I don’t need to know that his breath stinks in the morning or that he snores. No one thinks he the Messiah. We know he’s a normal guy but you seem steadfast on portraying him in an unflattering way. She says she’ll be Mom-in-Chief but I think her voice in politics will be seen sooner than later. She’s brilliant, captivating and capable – use it well as First Lady not in attempts to “humanize” Barack.

  • adiamondcenter

    You GOOOOOOO black love…….



  • WordtotheWise

    If Barack has a problem with Michelle, that’s on HIM to discuss that with her. He apparently doesn’t so neither do I.

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