Obama Tells Leno He Won’t Focus On GOP Race ‘Until Everybody Is Voted Off The Island’

President Obama stopped by the Tonight Show today, his fourth time chatting with Jay Leno (second while actually in the White House). There he discussed his reaction to Muammar Gaddafi’s death as well as the race amongst GOP contenders On the latter, Obama said he wouldn’t start paying much attention until some more of them are “voted off the island.”
Um, Mr. President, that’s the wrong network. On NBC, you have to see which Republican candidate loses the most weight.
On Gaddafi, Obama said that it was a strong message although he was hesitant about the whole “shot in the” street thing.

“Well, this is somebody who, for 40 years, has terrorized his country and supported terrorism. And he had an opportunity during the Arab spring. We gave him ample opportunity, and he wouldn’t do it. And, obviously, you never like to see anybody come to the kind of end that he did, but I think it obviously sends a strong message around the world to dictators that people long to be free, and they need to respect the human rights and the universal aspirations of people.”

Obama’s appearance will air during tonight’s Tonight Show.
Watch the preview via NBC below:

(h/t The Washington Post)

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