Some of the aloof distance displayed by leaders is understandable but Obama is on a different wavelength. According to  Neera Tanden, Obama didn’t call Bill Clinton to talk or ask questions because Obama doesn’t like him. Tanden, a former aide to both Clinton and Obama had this to say: “Clinton, being Clinton, had plenty of advice in mind and was  desperate to impart it. But for the first two years of Obama’s term, the  phone calls Clinton kept expecting rarely came. “People say the reason  Obama wouldn’t call Clinton is because he doesn’t like him,” observes  Tanden. “The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to  almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really  doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates  without liking computers.”

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