'Mutts like me' - Obama shows ease discussing race - Yahoo! News This was the mmost telling statement in the entire press conference. Here is a man who was elected to the Presidency of the United States, a Harvard educated lawyer who has made history as the first African American President and he has the humility and ease to describe himself as a "mutt." Can you imagine one of the Bush family, Clintons, or even the Kennedys using such self defacing descriptions? It will never happen. A man that cannot laugh at himself is an idiot. Obama is going to do well!