President Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment?

ABC News' Tom Shine reports:

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter was debating Ronald Reagan when he said, "I think to close out this discussion, it would be better to put into perspective what we're talking about. I had a discussion with my daughter Amy the other day, before I came down here, to ask her what the most important issue was."

"She said she thought nuclear weaponry and the control of nuclear weapons."

Similarly seeking to illustrate how important an issue is to the next generation, yesterday President Obama introduced one of his daughters into the oil mess debate. He told a news conference that when he was shaving yesterday morning, his 11 year old daughter, Malia, knocked on the bathroom door and peeked her head in and asked: "did you plug the hole yet, daddy?'

It didn't work for Jimmy Carter.

-- Tom Shine

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