Barack Obama Doesn’t Hate You

FAIRFAX, VA - OCTOBER 05:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event in the Center form Performing Arts at George Mason University's Fairfax campus October 5, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia. After a lackluster debate performance against Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney October 3, Obama's campaign was bouyed by Friday's jobs numbers which showed a drop in the unemployment rate from 8.1 to 7.8 percent.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2012 Getty Images

In New York this week, former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton adviser Neera Tanden, now president of the Center for American Progress, told John Heilemann, “People say the reason Obama wouldn’t call [Bill] Clinton is because he doesn’t like him. The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people.” What she meant to say, according to a Twitter apology today, was that he’s “a private person.” So stop pouting now, America.