PoliticsNation | November 04, 2012
>>> in my radio interview with president obama . we talk bed the attacks on him and how he deals with the person personal vindictive tone of those acts. how do you keep your balance? you seem to be always even and looking at the bigger picture, never responding to a lot of, frankly, ugliness, that probably g get a lot of your supporters more upset than it does you.
>> well, i know that, since i'm speaking it a reverend, it may sound like i'm just pandering but prayer helps.
>> that's true.
>> i really do believe that, you know, the job that i do is not about me. you know. it has do with making sure that i'm carrying out the values and the faith and hope of millions of people. and so, when things aren't going well, i try to step back and just remind myself, this isn't about me. this is about the kid who needs to get to college. maybe the first in his family. this is about the senior who is worried about making it on a fixed income. this is about a soldier in afghanistan and is he going to get back home safely with his family. and when he does get back, is he going to get the services he needs to readjust to civilian life. when you make it not about you, then a lot of the nonsense involved, kind of rolls off your back.
>> it has been said that life is about finding a purpose bigger than just yourself. and i suppose that's what the president said, and i suppose that's what he tried to get his presidency and his campaign toward. you and i should ask ourselves everyday, what is our higher purpose? are we just here to go through our own monday daily exercises? or do we believe in higher values or higher purpose? think about what that is, and vote about it on tuesday. why are we here? what does it mean? stand up for it. and let the nonsense roll