He is really aloof. He is not as warm, he is not a hugging person. I remember I saw Bill Clinton he was speaking about [assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin, and he had tears in his eyes. And I saw [former President George W. Bush] and [former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud] Olmert, you know, hugging each other. And Obama is not a hugging person. Here.Alas, Obama is not a Hugger. Must need therapy.
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.