The main stream media has not provided us the complete text of the conversation between obama and the Russian president. Most telling is the sentence or two prior to the part that has been played.
“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said. “Yeah, I understand, I understand your message about space. Space for you,” the Russian replied.
“This is my last election,” Obama said. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”
“I understand,” Medvedev said. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” The reference is to Vladmir Putin, the real ruler of Russia during Medvedev’s Potemkin presidency.
Also yesterday, Pravda endorsed obama, primarily by slandering Romney. Seems almost like a conspiracy between our(?) president and one of our traditional enemies, or at least competitors.