Taped interviews have a way of coming back to haunt politicians. Obama the senator had high expectations for himself if he were to receive Americans’ vote for President. Weasel Zippers dug up this pre-election interview with then-Senator Barack Obama in 2008.
‘You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’
Obama also swore off leisure time and then proceeded to hit the golf course 186+ times and still counting.