Obama says he won’t trot out kids again for campaign

Days after trotting out his children for the campaign, Obama now says his daughters will not be doing anymore interviews with the media. Sort of the “have your cake and eat it too” syndrome.

Video report from ABC News:

The report direct from Access Hollywood:

BUTTE, Montana — In an Access Hollywood exclusive interview, Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, along with daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7 open up about rules, what it is like for friends to meet dad, communicating on the trail, potential plans for moving into the White House and more.

The four-part interview will air on Access Hollywood, Tuesday, July 8th,Wednesday, July 9th and Thursday, July 10th.

Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos caught up with the Obama family on the campaign trail in Butte, Montana to celebrate Malia’s 10th birthday and Independence Day.

Now that the Primary is over, the Obamas manage to get more family time together explains Michelle. “Barack is home at least once a week. We’re really doing family stuff. We are going on bike rides, going swimming and playing tennis.”

The girls also give advice to their dad about everything from etiquette to fashion. One time when a friend of Malia’s came over, he shook her hand to say hello. Malia recalls telling her dad, “You really don’t shake kids’ hands that much…You just wave or say hi.”

While Sen. Obama knows the girls are trying to keep their dad young and hip, he says, “She (Malia) basically avoids me embarrassing her by giving me these tips. Especially when I am around her friends.”

When it comes to their new fashion status, the Obamas take it in stride. While Michelle has always loved clothes, she thinks it is funny that Sen. Obama is involved in all of this fashion icon stuff because he wears the same clothing he has had for years. Malia remembers a time they went shopping together and dad “bought three pairs of black pants and the same jacket in green, brown and black.”

Another report from AOL News:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Don’t expect to see more of Barack Obama’s young daughters on television any time soon.

The Democratic presidential candidate and his wife, Michelle, allowed the syndicated program “Access Hollywood” to interview their daughters, Malia and Sasha, as Malia celebrated her 10th birthday. The four-part interview began airing Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Obama said he had second thoughts after seeing how much attention the interview had received. The Obamas had been keeping Malia and 7-year-old Sasha out of the media spotlight.

“It was an exception, it was Malia’s birthday, we were in Montana, everybody was having a good time,” he told “Good Morning America” on ABC. “I think we got carried away a little bit. Generally what makes them so charming is the fact that they’re not spending a lot of time worrying about TV cameras or politics and we want to keep it that way.”

They’re cute and such, the audience was reached and the Obamas look like a nice family. Gave Barack time to come across the as the dear old Dad with his daughters.