GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We actually got a great question on Twitter about 2008. It’s from Gale Glover, and he asks, “If hope and change define the 2008 campaign, what two words are going to make– are going to define 2012?”
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I– you know, I haven’t quite boiled it down to a bumper sticker yet. But I think what’ll– define 2012 is– you know, our vision for the future. That’s three words. Four.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: It’s five, actually.
Whereupon, the President of the United States was reduced to arguing that it actually was four words, since apparently, the word “our” didn’t count.
And then there is this:
Tuesday morning on AM Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, Vice President Joe Biden was asked by Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The VP said “I really don’t know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press.” The group is currently protesting in New York City against the social and economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.
Later in his response in talking about the frustration seen in the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street Group, Biden said “you have on the one end Van Jones’ guys, whoever he is, talking about Wall Street.” Jack Harris and Tedd Webb stopped him to tell him he had previously been “Green Czar” in the administration. The VP responded, “Oh is that… alright”