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SPIN METER: Obama disinterested in politics? Not really

Published 01/12/2012, Associated Press

His pose of indifference allows President Barack Obama to try to position himself above the sometimes-ugly fray of the campaign, leaving the political back-and-forth to others as he focuses instead on the loftier work of governing. But as with any incumbent president seeking re-election, political concerns weigh heavily as the election approaches. It's just smarter politics, for now, to pretend otherwise.

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