Obama Adviser: 'If He Met With One Leader, He Would Have to Meet With 10.'
10:00 AM, Sep 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The reason why President Obama is not meeting with any foreign leaders during this week's United Nations General Assembly in New York is, as one aide to the president explained, because "If he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10."
The reasoning was explained that way to the New York Times.
"Mr. Obama was scheduled to attend a reception for world leaders at the United Nations on Monday night. But a campaign adviser acknowledged privately that in this election year, campaigning trumped meetings with world leaders. 'Look, if he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10,' the aide said, speaking on the condition of anonymity," the Times reports today.
Former deputy national security advisor Elliott Abrams says this is unprecedented:
Meanwhile, President Obama sat down with the ladies of The View yesterday for a chat.