I could not manage to stay awake and stay up to watch the US presidential debate live last night. I must admit, I wanted to. I am fascinated by the entire process and the way they get to lock horns directly over there prior to being elected. Bit different to here where our politicians shout at each other across the house of commons after they are elected…  

Anyway, by all accounts, Obama needs me.

Today in this news report at Fox News, and in my favourite magazine ‘Mens Health’ Barack Obama says we should go easy on him for smoking because he is running for president. Is that an ok excuse? Is there an ok excuse at all these days? Let me tell you what else was said… He admitted ‘bumming ciggies on the campaign trail here and there… Want to know what else? …  

Barack Obama says he wishes he had more time for staying fit. And the Democratic presidential candidate admits that he still occasionally smokes a cigarette.

“Most of my workouts have to come before my day starts,” Obama told the magazine Men’s Health in an interview for its November issue. “There’s always a trade-off between sleep and working out. Usually I get in about 45 minutes, six days a week. I’ll lift one day, do cardio the next.”

If he had the time, Obama said, he would spend 90 minutes working out.

Quitting smoking didn’t create “huge withdrawal symptoms,” the Illinois senator said, partly because he smoked only seven or eight cigarettes a day at his peak. His wife, Michelle, pressured him to quit, he said.

Obama’s advice for those trying to kick the habit? “Eliminate certain key connections — that first cigarette in the morning, or after a meal, or with a drink,” he said. “If you can eliminate those triggers, that should help.”

Obama said he’s bummed a cigarette a couple of times during the campaign.

“But I figure, seeing as I’m running for president, I need to cut myself a little slack,” he said.

Obama said when he told daughters Sasha and Malia that he was running for president, they asked whether the “secret people” — his Secret Service detail — would be following them around all the time.

“And I told them, well, not right away,” he said. “They’ve adjusted wonderfully. And I’ve tried to make sure that they haven’t had to participate too much in the political process.”

What do you suppose is causing him to smoke? I mean, he is a superhuman now… The excuse that he is running for president should be the motivation for stopping more easily, no? So perhaps he needs a good hypnotherapist? Obama — my number is on the website… Have your people phone my people and we’ll get you on the straight and narrow for good.   

Can you imagine it… (If elected) The president of the US nipping out for a fag at the bag of the White House… Hahahaha…