“Last week the First Husband and First Daddy, better known as President Obama, was asked if losing next year’s election would devastate him,” Juan Williams wrote on Father’s Day for the Fox News website.
‘I’m sure there are days when I say one term is enough,’ he told ‘The Today Show’. ‘Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said “You know what guys I want to do something different,” they would be fine. They are not invested in Daddy being president or my husband being president.’
“He also indicated that he believes there is a bigger job than being President — one job that has to be done before he can be a good leader for America.
” ‘If family is doing well and Michelle is still putting up with me then I’ve got enough energy to keep doing the work I’m doing,”’ said the president.
“Whatever one’s political disagreements with President Obama may be, Republicans, Independents and Democrats — all Americans — can take pride in the fact that they have a President who is a devoted husband and loving father. As a dad he is a national treasure, a visual icon to remind us of the importance of fatherhood and family.
“This President stands as a defiant daily contrast to the pop culture message that wealthy, strong, successful men are unattached to families. He is also a father who puts the lie to the image of fathers as dummies — the bumbling, barely tolerated dads all over TV from Peter Griffin in ‘Family Guy’ to Homer Simpson.
“Even if you can’t stand his policies, President Obama has consistently offered the nation the image of an intelligent, successful man who puts being a good husband and father first.
“And the fact that he is a good father who leads a black family is even more important because the rate of absentee fathers in the black and Hispanic community amounts to a national crisis.”
* Abdul Ali, theRoot.com: Millennial Fathers: Will the Reality Be Televised?