Add this to the list of Obama sound bytes needing to be played on the 24 hour Obama channel.

It should be the easiest of questions for any presidential candidate to answer. You’d think anyone even thinking of a run at the Oval Office would have the answer to the following question so well rehearsed there would be no possibility of screwing it up. Here’s the question:

Why do you want to be President?

Asked by a seven-year-old girl – obviously a McCain plant – Obama had this response:

America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.

So, evidently America once was what it could be and that’s the future Obama wants for his country. No other historical context was given for Obama’s idea of a better America, so your guess is as good (maybe) as mine. What I do know is, having looked at what Obama’s future America will cost the average taxpayer, I’m pretty sure I can’t afford it.

Maybe the Hawaiian surf will help Obama re-engage his internal censor. I sure hope not.