Obama: I Miss Being Anonymous


President Obama wishes he could go to the supermarket like a regular guy and longs to people-watch in Central Park.

The President told Hearst magazine publishers and editors that he misses ordinary pleasures and pastimes now that he is living in the White House fishbowl.

“I just miss – I miss being anonymous,” he said. “I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can’t take a walk.”

If he could do what he liked, the President said, “I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by … spend the day watching people. I miss that.”

Obama said he is not a golf fanatic. “It’s the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch,” he said.

(Source: NY Daily News)


  1. Well by all means if that’s what you miss, why are you running for reelection? Save everyone’s money.

    As it is most of the country would like to see you be more anonymous!

  2. It sounds like he’s really scared that he will be reelected. DON’T WORRY you are going to be on the anonymous side pretty soon, good times are coming…

  3. Surprisingly, Barry, there is actually something the majority of sane Americans agree with you on – we also preferred your anonymity!

    Look at the U.S. dollar – the AUD and CAD are worth about 1.05 times ours! Crazy!