I did not support Obama because I believe he is less than honest. This small interview exchange, while on a very unimportant topic reveals a man that cannot tell the truth.
Why not answer the question honestly. For example, no, I haven't been able to quit. I try, but quitting smoking is very difficult. Nonetheless, I will keep trying.
Nope - can't be honest and lies to Brokaw.
Here is the interview.
Noting that the White House was a no-smoking zone, Brokaw asked Obama, "Have you stopped smoking?"
"I have," Obama replied, smiling broadly. "What I said was that there are times where I have fallen off the wagon."
"Wait a minute," Brokaw interjected, "that means you haven't stopped."