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Barack Brings In The Big Numbers

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As we mentioned earlier, President-elect Barack Obama gave an hour-long interview to 60 Minutes on Sunday night, where he chatted about the economy and what he would do as President.

Well, the numbers have just come in and Barack's first televised interview post-election gave 60 Minutes its largest ratings in the past nine years!

The interview special was viewed by over 24.5 million people with a 6.4 preliminary adults 18-49 rating.

And, the interview had something to please everyone, with questions ranging from politics to his personal life.

The first 15 minute segment dealt with a series of questions from correspondent Steve Kroft to Obama.

The following two segments included Barack and his wife, Michelle Obama, discussing together different topics, such as how the election has affected their family life.

Barack spoke about his plan to pull the troops out of Iraq, though he didn't disclose any information regarding his new cabinet choices.

Kroft even asked about the family's plan to get a new dog.

And considering that the numbers coming in are just preliminary numbers, execs at CBS think they'll get even higher ratings tomorrow when the nationals are released.

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57 comments to “Barack Brings In The Big Numbers”

  1. Tait says – reply to this


    1

    GO BARACK

  2. Tait says – reply to this


    2

    FIRST



  3. 3

    Cool!



  4. 4

    First?



  5. 5

    Go Barack.



  6. 6

    Yep. He's always been a good talker. I wonder what they'll say about him when he FINALLY gets into action.



  7. 7

    OBAMA IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!FREE FRIED CHICKEN,WATERMELON AND GRAPE KOOLAID EVERY OTHER WEEKEND,NOTHING REFUNDABLE FOR CASH THOUGH!!!!
    OBAMA IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!FREE FRIED CHICKEN,WATERMELON AND GRAPE KOOLAID EVERY OTHER WEEKEND,NOTHING REFUNDABLE FOR CASH THOUGH!!!!
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    OBAMA IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!FREE FRIED CHICKEN,WATERMELON AND GRAPE KOOLAID EVERY OTHER WEEKEND,NOTHING REFUNDABLE FOR CASH THOUGH!!!!
    OBAMA IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!FREE FRIED CHICKEN,WATERMELON AND GRAPE KOOLAID EVERY OTHER WEEKEND,NOTHING REFUNDABLE FOR CASH THOUGH!!!!
    OBAMA IN THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!FREE FRIED CHICKEN,WATERMELON AND GRAPE KOOLAID EVERY OTHER WEEKEND,NOTHING REFUNDABLE FOR CASH THOUGH!!!!



  8. 8

    Go Barack…..he is not fuckin around…..GET HER DONE!!!!

  9. sushi says – reply to this


    9

    who gives a fuck

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    10

    This guy sure seems like the real deal. I think the U.S. is lucky to have him. He'll need broad shoulders to fix the mess.



  11. 11

    go obama! :D



  12. 12

    We know he can pull in the numbers. Now let's see if he can turn this country around. I'm a Barack supporter and I voted for him but this country is in such a mess (thanks, Mr. B) that I don't see how anyone can turn things around in 4 years, maybe not even in 8. We're so screwed right now, so hated around the world, even our allies don't think too highly of us. Our economy is in the crapper, national violence is on the rise, and the list goes on and on. How can anyone see a light at the end of the tunnel right now? I hope Obama has some big plans that he can implement quickly and efficiently but I'm not holding out much hope at this point.



  13. 13

    =]]



  14. 14

    Re: MunkiBoy – THAT'S A FUCKING RIOT!!!
    *
    HAS ANYBODY SEEN SASSYGIRL?



  15. 15

    Blah blah blah ….. I'll believe it when I see it.

    Personally, I think a lot of us Americans are gonna end up disappointed with him.

  16. Rimsy says – reply to this


    16

    I love me some Barack:) not only is he intelligent, but he's also good looking:)



  17. 17

    Who. Gives. A. Shit.



  18. 18

    Go Obama…! I hope he survives inauguration. Too many crazy people out there…including the GOVERNMENT.



  19. 19

    HELL YA!!!



  20. 20

    Half the people tuned in to worship him. The other half of us tuned in to find out what the hell he has in mind. It was a waste of time for me.



  21. 21

    Okay, if you people don't give a shit, then why in the fuck are you leaving comments? nobody don't care if you motherf*ckers don't give a shit, f*ck you and F*ck off! Barack and Family is the real deal! No one cares when Bush speaks because he snorts, and does not make sense! This man makes sense, and for the f*ckers that want action, you will have to wait until January 20, 2009 just like everyone else!



  22. 22

    Re: topper – John Mclame and Sarah Brainless is a waste of time! The GOP is a waste of fucking air and time! YOU are a waste of time



  23. 23

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMA!



  24. 24

    This was a great interview. How wonderful to know our next president will be articulate, thoughtful, and tolerant. I loved him in the campaign, I love him now. No buyer's remorse whatsoever. I can't WAIT for him to take the oath of office.



  25. 25

    Re: Fukitol Fred – i've been looking for her today too……..she was so bummed the other night :(



  26. 26

    where is MELISSA SUCK BALLS? I love fucking with her, since the bitch is wrong! yet again



  27. 27

    Great interview last night on 60 Minutes.



  28. 28

    Thats Right!!!!!!

    Becasuse he is the voice of a generation!

    I am sooooo proud to be American again…..

    No More Republicans…..please!!!!!!!!!

  29. Sgirl says – reply to this


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    Did you actually watch the interview Perez? I did. I did not vote for Obama but of course will support him now as he is going to be our new President. He is well spoken but I will guarantee he is not going to do all of the things you are thinking he is. He so much as said that last night. Yes, he wants to come up with a way to withdraw the troops in Iraq however, he wants to concentrate them in Afganistan. He wants to kill Osama Bin Laden and he wants to get rid of Al Quaida. Sounds good to me. He also mentioned that he will be appointing republicans to his cabinet as well as democrats. He has been reading about Lincoln and how he had many of his "enemies" in his cabinet. It was a very interesting interview. Michelle Obama however was very talkative and a bit bitchy. She corrected Barrack a couple of times which I'll bet you money he was ticked off about after the fact. You should watch it if you have not.



  30. 30

    um, hello? football?
    what is this world coming to??



  31. 31

    Re: Fukitol FredRe: mamajud – HEY!!!! i made nice with sassy! i really, REALLY did!!



  32. 32

    Re: FAGS SHOULD BE SMOKED!:) no worries….i know you did …..i read through and thought everyone had made nice……….but she hasn't been around



  33. 33

    Re: mamajudRe: FAGS SHOULD BE SMOKED! – I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE THE OTHER NIGHT AND I DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT.



  34. 34

    Re: ShakeYourkitty – GOOD BOY. I'M SO GLAD TO SEE YOU PUT YOUR LOVELY BATHROOM PIC BACK UP. THANKS. THAT FACE WAS JUST WRONG.



  35. 35

    ha, obama beat maniston in ratings.



  36. 36

    I was taking a dump, sorry I missed it.



  37. 37

    Great interview - and he didn't let Kroft's patronizing smarminess go unanswered. Way to snap-back, Mr Prez.



  38. 38

    Re: Fukitol Fred – you crawled up her ass a mite too high…she exploded, bitch.



  39. 39

    Re: MunkiBoy – White folk be so classy.



  40. 40

    He's still pushing to improve his credibility.



  41. 41

    Loveeee Himmmm!! i loved when michelle said when is it ever soothing for you to do the dishes hahahha so funny…..i believe he will try his best, at the end of four years i think that even if things aren't ten times better people will see that he has tried his best that's all he can do to get us out of the mud and into a river.



  42. 42

    Re: Ms. Sugar Walls – Jeeez…. Angry much?



  43. 43

    IMPEACH OBAMA



  44. 44

    wow investors really hate Obama, stocks down 1500 points since the election. now THATS historical



  45. 45

    Obama smokes non-stop and did LOTS of drugs. Not good role modeling for kids.



  46. 46

    Seriously.
    Screw Obama.
    Even though he lost, I still stand by my vote for McCain 100%. Atleast he wasn't banning guns.

    Obama isn't even IN office yet, and the prices have already been jacked up.

    Okay… getting off my soapbox now.



  47. 47

    LOOKING GOOD!



  48. 48

    Re: Ms. Sugar Walls – Hi Sugar!
    Miss you!
    .
    WE DID IT!
    PRESIDENT OBAMA!



  49. 49

    Dear President Obama,
    Like you, I am a black man. But unlike you, everyone is out to get me. I need your help!
    Please have the courage to look deep into this brother's beady eyes. You'll see that I am the most innocent man in the world just like Mother Theresa. Ok, she's not a man, but you do understand what I mean. I kind of look like a woman and she kind of looked like a man.
    Just like Mother Theresa I love children and would do anything to reopen Neverland and go back to the good old days of nude slumber parties and Jesus juice.
    I need some money, LOTS of it and I know you have it!
    Why don't we have a gigantic concert for the children? Malia and Sasha can invite all of the boys—I mean all of the kids from their school and neighborhood!
    And to show how much we care about the inner city let's invite several busloads of those kids in. I'm sure their naive, gullible single mother's need a break. And lots of these boys will be mixed race just the way I like my boyfriends—I mean my friends!
    Oh goody!
    After the concert I'll have a private screening of a real scary movie. One lucky boy gets to watch it with me, while I wait in bed, nude.
    Don't worry if the boys get thirsty I always have a few bottles of chilled Jesus Juice available.
    Mr Obama, there's an evil plot against me and I need your help.
    From 1 brother to another, we need to do this for the children.



  50. 50

    Okay, I lied. I have more to add.
    This is the first time that I've actually gotten online and said anything negative about the election or the soon to be president. But I'm already sick of it. I hate the attitude that other people are approaching this situation with. Half of the people that voted for him only did so because of the color of his skin. Their reasoning was completely ridiculous. It's one thing to have a black man as president, but it's a completely different thing to elect him for that such reason & not even listen to what his views or opinions are. So people, get off your own soapboxes for "Oh man, a black man is president." or "We have power now, we did it." or even "The white man can't hold us down…" I have news for all of you. The only people holding you down is your damn self. This nation has been a nation of equality for quite some time now. The only people being racist are the ones who can't seem to understand that there are laws and standards that have been and are being implemented all over the world. "All men are created equal." Yes, we understand. It's not that difficult to comprehend. I'm all for progression and moving forward… but I'm for it for the right reasons. Not because of racial inequality or whatever the hell it is that people are thinking. OR attempting to think.

    Put some damn thought behind your actions.



  51. 51

    I almost feel sorry for Obama and I don't think I'm as worried about him so much as I am about the Democrat congress. I think everyone should give him the benefit of the doubt(at least until he implements policies that finish off our already tanking economy). That being said, this election proved one thing for sure, and that is that we are truly a racist nation and the state run media is a national disgrace. Everyone in the USA, to some degree, is a racist. Now that we've settled this fact can we move the fuck on already and start handling the challenging issues facing us?



  52. 52

    Really? EVERYONE is a racist?
    I doubt that.
    I think that everyone is prejudice to some degree, not racist.



  53. 53

    to jaysun
    wow investors really hate Obama, stocks down 1500 points since the election. now THATS historical

    you dumbass, we are in mid recession, the investors already knew that obama would be elected, the decreasing stocks is due to the job reports, sales report, every fucking month and week. it has nothing to do with Barack being elected. Again, go read some fucking economist column rather than spewing stupid bigoted crap. We are in recession and this is what we have expected to happen. Fucking dumbass.

  54. tetzy says – reply to this


    54

    If he & the rest of his hyper-lib ilk got hit by a meteor tomorrow, I'd dance a little jig.



  55. 55

    Re: mamajud
    Sassy Girl is taking a rest. She got hit with too many spit wads.



  56. 56

    Re: fkn fierce – Nice job! Especially when you said the following: The white man can't hold us down…" I have news for all of you. The only people holding you down is your damn self. Do these people honestly think that just because we will have a black president that their personal wealth, well being, etc will be better JUST BECAUSE???? Grow up people. If you want to better your life, YOU NEED TO DO IT. Get a job, work hard. No one is stopping you BUT YOU… No one is any different today than they were prior to Nov 4th…NO ONE. Not unless YOU make a change in your life. I'll tell you what, when reality sets in and all these people who think Obama is going to change their lives somehow realize, nothing's changing unless they change it, there will be a massive amount of people sitting there scratching their heads…….you have to laugh when you think about all the people out there that just don't get it.



  57. 57

    Re: breads

    I totally and completely agree.

    I find it hilarious that the people that voted for him in hopes of equality all over the nation are now brutually pissed off about the gay marriage decisions.
    Take a look around people, and get used to it. We've got four years ahead of us, and it really hasn't even started yet.