President Obama sat for a wide-ranging cover interview with Rolling Stone, and took a not-very-subtle jab at his opponent right off the bat, reports Politico, which notes the president's "genuine disdain" for Mitt Romney. When told by his interviewer that his 6-year-old told him to tell the president, "You can do it," Obama grinned and swiped. "You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.' " More highlights from the interview, which hits the stands tomorrow, as per an AP preview:
- On Dodd-Frank: "You still have a situation where people making bets can get a huge upside, and their downsides are limited. So it tilts the whole system in favor of very risky behavior."
- On Dodd-Frank giving shareholders a say in executive compensation: "Have we completely changed the incentives? You've got guys who are making five years of risky bets, but it's making them $100 million every year. By the time the chicken comes home to roost, they're still way ahead."
- On Romney's 47% comments: They are "just fundamentally wrong."
- On what Romney should be for Halloween: "I don't know about this Halloween. Next Halloween, I hope he'll be an ex-presidential candidate."