HolyCoast: Obama: Please Give Me Space, Russia, Because It Will Be Easier to Surrender After the Election

Monday, March 26, 2012

Obama: Please Give Me Space, Russia, Because It Will Be Easier to Surrender After the Election

This probably won't be helpful to the Obama campaign:
SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.”

The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.

The exchange:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

When asked to explain what President Obama meant, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told ABC News that there is room for the U.S. and Russia to reach an accommodation, but “there is a lot of rhetoric around this issue — there always is — in both countries.
What he's really saying is the accommodations he'd really like to make to the Russians would be politically unpopular in the U.S., so he can't offer them until he's secured another four years and doesn't have to run again. That should be scary to every American voter.


Nightingale said...

But it will have to viral on the Internet, since the MSM won't report it.

Larry said...

"Give me space."

"After my election, I [will] have more flexibility."

In other words; 'I can't do what I want to do, because the voters would send me packing.'

This is the language of someone who wants to give it all away.