The President of the United States was a guest on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Tuesday Night and spoke on the death of Gaddafi, Occupy Wall Street, the presidential campaign and Halloween.
On the 'Tonight Show' Obama Talks Gaddafi, Bin Laden, and Iraq
"Halloween's coming up, and (Michelle's) been giving, for the last few years, kids fruit and raisins in a bag," Obama said of his wife. "I said, 'The White House is going to get egged if this keeps up.' We need to throw some candy in there, a couple Reese's Pieces or something."
The president said that Occupy Wall Street is an extension of American's frustration with not getting ahead, citing corporate greet and power as the reason.
"Traditionally, what held this country together was the notion that if you work hard, if you're looking out for your family, if you're showing up to work everyday and doing a good job, you've got a chance to succeed," explained Obama.
Talking about the death of Muammar Gadaffi the president said that he was given every opportunity to step down, and embrace democracy but did not.
"Obviously, you never like to see anybody come to the kind of end that he did," Obama said. "But I think it obviously sends a strong message around the world to dictators that people long to be free, and they need to respect the human rights and universal aspirations of people."
However, the highlight of the president's appearance came when Leno asked him if he'd been following the GOP debates.
"I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island," Obama joked, comparing the presidential race to Survivor, and saying he wouldn't start following the proceedings till the field was narrowed down to two.
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