From the New York Times:
Mr. Obama was scheduled to attend a reception for world leaders at the United Nations on Monday night. But a campaign adviser acknowledged privately that in this election year, campaigning trumped meetings with world leaders. “Look, if he met with one leader, he would have to meet with 10,” the aide said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Appearing on The View with Whoopi and Baba just makes good campaign sense. Taking time to meet the leaders of the world before the whole mess in the Mid-East melts down will just have to take a back seat. I mean, better Presidents than you have tried and failed to bring peace and stability to the Mid-East, but those wacky guys just keep choosing to kill each other. Wonder what the problem is? No point in trying to figure that out in an election year.