On The View this morning, Barack Obama sat on the couch and chatted with Barbara and Company. Fending off a show of lady-style admiration perhaps harder to finesse than a barrage of tough debate questions, Obama succumbed, seeming to blush a little at the attention. Aw! He thinks Brad Pitt is better looking! Phew, I'm glad we got that cleared up. I wonder if they drew straws to see who got to sit next to him?
Barbara! Walters! Said Obama was "very sexy looking." Ack! But, the conversation went on to take a more serious turn, with resident conservative Elizabeth Hasselbeck asking Obama about his response to the Wright controversy, and if his relationship with the pastor showed a "lack of judgement." The discussion turned to race and got very heated, with Whoopi declaring, "this is a racist country."
To see Obama's Wright response from this morning and a video of Elizabeth's statements from earlier in the week, read more.
Obama responded, "I think he's saddened by what's happen, and I told him I feel badly that he has been characterized just in this way — and people haven't seen the broader aspect of him."
Here are Elizabeth's earlier Wright statements.
Oh! Check out Barbara! She makes an excellent point, there.
Did you catch Obama's big View appearance?