In an interview with Barbara Walters, president elect Barack Obama admits he is in negotiation to keep his BlackBerry:
Courtesy: ABC News.
WALTERS: How are you going to get along without your Blackberry?
OBAMA: (Laughs). This is a problem. I, you know, one of the things that I’m going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation … the bubble that exists around the president. And I’m in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff …
WALTERS: You might have a Blackberry?
OBAMA: Well, I’m, I’m negotiating to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House. Because, one of the worst things I think that could happen to a president is losing touch with what people are going through day to day.
WALTERS: There are a lot of people concerned about your safety, are you concerned about your safety?
OBAMA: No. I don’t think about it, partly because I’ve got this pretty terrific crew of Secret Service guys that follow me every where I go. But, also because, you know, I have a deep religious faith, and a faith in people that, you know, carries me through the day. And, my job is just to make sure I’m doing my job, and if I do I can’t worry about that kind of stuff.
To see the rest of the interview just check it at ABC News.