The following question was asked of Obama at a town hall meeting when he was running for the 2008 presidential nomination.
Question: During previous hard times in the United States, the America people were asked to make sacrifices to benefit the country as a whole. This happened during WWI, the Great Depression, and WWI. What sacrifices are you calling on the American people to do to get us through this present difficult times?
Answer: um, err, ah, eeee.... bla bla bla....
Yes, it's true. He couldn't answer the question. At a time when Americans should be making sacrifices to the benefit of the country, Obama is doing the exact oposite: he is asking people to accept more from their country.
It was democrat John F. Kennedy who rose to the challenge in 1960 and was asked this same question. He said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."