Obama focuses on negative stories about him

January 8th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has said that he rarely reads favorable press coverage, and chooses instead to focus on negative stories.

I think its important not to live in the bubble. Youve got to be open to outside information, particularly criticism, Obama told CNBC.

I very rarely read good press, the president-elect added.

I often read bad press, not because I agree with it, but because I want to get a sense of are there areas where Im falling short and I can do better?

When pointed out that he has not received much negative press of late, Obama said: Well, Im sure its coming.

One thing Im pretty clear about is that as president Ive got to be looking out at the horizon, Politico.com quoted him, as saying.

I cant be looking at todays headlines, because if I do, then Im probably not going to make decisions based on whats best for the country, Obama said.

Im going to be spending a lot of time worrying about day-to-day politics, and thats something that Ive been trying to block out, he added. (ANI)

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