Obama: My Career Is ‘Testimony To American Exceptionalism’


obama2President Obama defended his record on “American exceptionalism” on Monday, saying that his entire career has been a testimony to that core belief.

“It’s worth noting that I first arrived on the national stage with a speech at the Democratic convention that was entirely about American exceptionalism and that my entire career has been a testimony to American exceptionalism,” Obama said at a press conference alongside Mexican president Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Obama’s comments come days after GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney said Obama “doesn’t have the same feelings about American exceptionalism that we do.”

“I think over the last three of four years, some people around the world have begun to question that,” Romney said in Wisconsin on Saturday. “On this Tuesday, we have an opportunity — you have an opportunity — to vote, and take the next step in bringing back that special nature of being American.”

Asked about Romney’s comments at the Rose Garden press conference on Monday, Obama — never mentioning Romney by name — chocked it up to primary season politics.

“I will cut folks some slack for now because they’re still trying to get their nomination,” Obama said.

{The Hill/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Why can’t Mr. Romney straighten himself out and focus on the relevant topics of the day rather than trying to denigrate and marginalize our leaders today.

    Why can’t we have leaders that are constructive rather than destructive? This is why we have a deficit that was not helped by the congressional activity over the past several years to make amends and pass legislation that can improve This Nation.

  2. This president is such an egomaniac that he can’t get through a speech without saying the word “I” about three hundred times. No matter what you say about George W. Bush, I guarantee you that if you go back to his speeches, you will rarely, if at all, find this word. This shortest of words seems so insignificant, but it really does speak volumes about the character of a person.