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Obama: I am not ‘Spock-like’

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President Obama is rejecting comparisons to Mr. Spock, the emotion-less Vulcan character on Star Trek.

Asked by Barbara Walters of ABC News what the biggest misconception of him is, Obama replied: “Me being detached, or Spock-like, or very analytical.”

“People who know me know that I am a softie,” Obama added. “I mean, stuff can choke me up very easily. The challenge for me is that in this job, I think, a lot of times the press or how you come off on TV, people want you to be very demonstrative in your emotions. And if you’re not sort of showing it in a very theatrical way, then somehow it doesn’t translate over the screen.”

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