Apparently Obama Was Not Very Happy With Romney's Concession Call
President Obama apparently wasn't very appreciative of Mitt Romney's concession call at the close of the 2012 presidential race.
That's because, as revealed in a new book by one of Obama's closest advisers, Romney hinted that the president only won because he had secured the allegiance of the black population.
David Axelrod's "Believer: My 40 Years in Politics," will be available Feb. 10.
The New York Daily News has obtained an advanced copy, and reports one of its many shocking revelations describes how insulted Obama was by his opponent's congratulatory remarks.
Axelrod wrote that Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated" after the two hung up.
He recalled Obama paraphrasing what Romney had told him about his victories in Ohio and Wisconsin, both of which are swing states.
The president said,
'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people. That's what he thinks this was all about.
Romney also said in the call he was surprised to find out he had lost, which is understandable considering how much of the country seemed to have turned against Obama leading up to the election.
The Daily News goes on to list some other bombshells within the 488-page memoir.
Obama debated appointing Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court in 2008, Axelrod says, and had previously griped about his vice president's communication skills, or lack thereof, when they were senators.
Obama once told Axelrod,
Joe Biden is a decent guy, but man, that guy can just talk and talk. It's an incredible thing to see.
The president was given a look at the iPhone before its release in 2007 and immediately knew it would change the world.
Obama reportedly said at the time,
If it were legal, I would buy a boatload of Apple stock. This thing is going to be really big.
The author also says in 2004, Obama discussed his personal views on Vice Presidency. He allegedly said,
I can't imagine wanting that job. I'd rather come back and run for Governor after a term than be somebody's Vice President.