Good Quote: Barack Obama on Dumb Debate Questions
“I often find myself trapped by the questions and thinking to myself, ‘You know, this is a stupid question, but let me … answer it.’ So when Brian Williams is asking me about what’s a personal thing that you’ve done [that’s green], and I say, you know, ‘Well, I planted a bunch of trees.’ And he says, ‘I’m talking about personal.’ What I’m thinking in my head is, ‘Well, the truth is, Brian, we can’t solve global warming because I f***ing changed light bulbs in my house. It’s because of something collective’.”
– President-Elect Barack Obama, during preparations for the primary debates, via Newsweek’s Special Election Project, “How He Did It, 2008.”
Dumb debate questions, with a brilliant response. It’s so refreshing that President-Elect Obama get’s it and sees the bigger picture. It’s clear he doesn’t literally means changing light bulbs won’t make a difference, but it’s all the levels at which we act that create comprehensive change.
What do you think, do you agree with Obama’s response?
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