When a reporter asked Obama if he had spoken with any ex-presidents since his election on Tuesday, he responded that he had spoken to all former presidents "that are living."
"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances," he said.
Also during the conference, Obama reiterated that he believes a nuclear-armed Iran would be "unacceptable." He also said he would help mount an international effort to prevent it from happening.
Obama had to call Nancy Reagan and apologize to her. And Iran's President Ahmadinejad's office has issued a statement saying that Obama should apply his campaign message of change to U.S. dealings with Iran.
I'm not surprised that he made a careless remark to piss off a republican president's wife. However, I didn't expect Obama to piss Ahmadinejad off the very week he was elected, let alone before he even takes office.
So who was the first one to be pissed off at Obama? During his press conference, he discussed Iran about half-way through the conference. He didn't make the remark about Mrs. Reagan until several minutes later. So the winner is: President Ahmadinejad!!
Again, I didn't see that coming.