The idea behind the Office of the President as designed by the founders was that NOTHING was beyond the office holders paygrade. That ultimately the person in that position would be called on often to make life and death decision for thousand and then millions of other human beings.
While I imagine that Obama thought his use of the term was just a throwaway line as he tried to think of a better answer to a serious question, I think the reality is that we, the Nation, saw the real Obama. The entire person that seeks to become our President. What we saw is a man that does not even understand the requirements of the job he seeks.
Not completely. If he would have been honest he would have said. Only after being born. And if he would put his IL votes into words he would have added... unless the mother wanted the baby dead.
Capt. Obvious voice: I don't think he was expecting that question asked—that way. He can not think on his feet like any competent lawyer, and many non lawyers can. He was completely caught off guard which I suspect is very common for him. And which would be dangerous for the Nation.
Never has the term pseudo-intellectual been more appropriate than when applied to Obama. He's more of a lightweight than my tweety bird.