Though turning down what 1.4 million kind of hard to do even for one that fires CEO's of the Auto Industry , rebukes obnoxious commission payments out to those that work for financial institutes and set up Czars over industries that only report to him, forgetting about the media that is curtailed when they catch him in a falsehood.
I actually thought you had a well formed, unbiased reply until I saw this :( You should note that the entire 1.4 million was immediately given to charity, not placed in his pockets. So, whether one deserves it or not, the opportunity to take 1.4 million and give it to those in need seems silly NOT
to do. Those little digs really take away from what's otherwise a well thought out response.
Everyone needs to remember - this is not a contest that our president "entered". It's not anything he lobbied for, or asked for. What happened was completely outside his control. Those who don't believe he deserved it are being inappropriate by pointing their finger at him, or using it to make a political point.
Where your issue should be (if you disagree) is with the Nobel commission, and nowhere else. There isn't anyone who could argue that our President handled the situation with anything less than the grace the office demanded. Love him or hate him, this is not his
And as an aside - anyone who believes the media is "curtailed" hasn't been watching FOX News