Steve Jobs Told Obama “You’re Headed For A One-Term Presidency”October 21, 2011 No Comments
Author and biographer, Walter Isaacson, has written one of the most anticipated biographies to hit the book market this year, his much-anticipated biography about the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. There is a section in the soon-to-be-released Jobs biography where Isaacson talks about how critical Steve Jobs was of President Obama and his ultra-left wing political views.
In the book, Walter Isaacson writes that the Apple innovator had offered to “design political ads for President Obama’s 2012 campaign despite being highly critical of the administration’s policies.”
The book delves into some detail about a private meeting between President Obama and Steve Jobs that was heavily orchestrated and negotiated, before the meeting even took place. Allegedly, Jobs was insulted when President Obama used an intermediary to request a meeting with Jobs instead of extending a personal invitation, himself. Apparantly, in the fall of 2010, “[Steve] Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days.”
Jobs finally agreed to meet with the President in San Francisco, and the conservative business mogul did not mince words with Obama. Steve Jobs flat out told President Obama that he was “headed for a one-term presidency,” going on to attempt to educate Obama about the plight of the America billion dollar corporation.
Steve Jobs tried to school Obama about the ease and economics of setting up factories overseas, particularly in China, as opposed to building American factories to create product.
As Huffington Post reports, “Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where ‘regulations and unnecessary costs’ make it difficult for them.” Steve Jobs also complained to President Obama about how “union work rules” are crippling and destroying the American public education system.
At one point Steve Jobs suggested a meeting of the minds whereby President Obama should meet with “six or seven other CEOs who could express the needs of innovative businesses.” But even that became a point of contention between Obama’s administration and Steve Jobs when the list of CEOs grew too big and was not to Steve Jobs’ liking.
Walter Isaacson describes in the Jobs biography that Apple’s eccentric, and sometimes volitale, co-founder was not that impressed by the President, but that the two did keep in touch by phone here and there, and Steve Jobs did offer, once again, to help the Obama administration with their 2012 ad campaign.Tags: new book about Steve Jobs, Obama, Obama and Steve Jobs met at Westin San Francisco Airport, President Obama meeting with Steve Jobs, President Obama not business friendly, private meeting with President Obama and Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs not impressed with Obama administration, Steve Jobs offered to help Obama adminstration, Steve Jobs offered to make Obama 2012 ads, Steve Jobs predicts Obama is one-term president, Steve Jobs talked business with President Obama, Steve Jobs told President Obama he would be a one-term presidentBehind The Scenes, Celebrity Fued, Celebrity News, General, Politics