Skip to comments.'My failings as a father': Obama reveals how he regrets not spending enough time with his children
Posted on 06/08/2011 10:44:53 PM PDT by AZLiberty
Barack Obama has spoken about how he has failed to spend enough time with his daughters, despite pledging to learn from his father who left him when he was two years old.
The President revealed how he regrets how his work has stopped him spending more time with his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, as they grow up.
Mr Obama told how growing up without a dad made him want to be the best parent he could, but admitted that he had not been a perfect dad.
Father-in-chief: Barack Obama said he regretted not being able to spend more time with his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10. . . .
At times the burden of raising our two daughters has fallen too heavily on Michelle.
During the campaign, not a day went by that I didnt wish I could spend more time with the family I love more than anything else in the world.
Mr Obama said he regretted not being present because of his own experiences in his troubled childhood. I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old,' he wrote. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful mother, and caring grandparents, I always felt his absence and wondered what it would have been like if he had been a greater presence in my life. I still do. Mr Obama shared his thoughts on parenting with People magazine in an attempt to present himself as a family man as the 2012 presidential election campaign starts to gear up.
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Date nights, gala Motown celebrations, and, of course, the utterly important self-worship. . .
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 590 days as of June 9, 2011.
Don’t fret moslem.
After 2012 you’ll have plenty of time to read your kids bedtime stories. From the koran.
The ‘burden’ of raising their two daughters? Oh, that’s right. Babies are burdens.
There is a cure Obama,just one term.
I can remember my birthday party when I was 4 but nothing before that and I'm just a couple years older than Obama.
Let me guess: Is the solution MORE VACATION TIME at taxpayer expense?
and he is the biggest burden of all
Someone really did a number on him about what children are.
He is such a liar....his father left zero when he was zero....his mother went to wA or somewhere to go to school right after the birth..taking zero with her and letting some stranger watch him....He may not have even seen him at all when he was a baby (picture anyone??????) and now there is a question to the parents ever being married. What a complete fraud.
How can people listen to this joker.
A load of tripe.
I for one would love for him to spend more time with his daughters. All he has to do is resign and the time is there.
I hope he gets to spend all day and night with them in 18 months.
which Father would he blame, Soros Daddy, The Obama fake-o cover, Frank Marshall Davis......the list of possibilities is endless.
Exactly. He regrets the lack of time he spends with his daughters yet he is running for re-election to spend even less time with them.
This guy is un-believable.
with any luck, the voters will help him out with that on the next election
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