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Obama tells CBS "The Early Show" golf makes him feel "normal" outside "bubble"

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President Obama talks about how golfing makes him feel normal and out of the bubble in an interview with Harry Smith on CBS' "The Early Show."

This morning on "The Early Show," President Barack Obama reveals what makes him feel "normal" and "not in the bubble." The interview was conducted at the White House on Friday (6/19), and broadcast this morning (6/23) on THE EARLY SHOW on CBS.

Please credit anchor HARRY SMITH and THE EARLY SHOW on CBS.

VIDEO: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5105638n&tag=mg;earlyshow (2:17 MARK)

Harry Smith, ANCHOR, THE EARLY SHOW: Golf. What does it do for you?

President Barack Obama: It is-- first of all, I'm terrible.

Harry Smith: I'm horrible. Worst thing I ever started. Best thing I've ever done.

Pres. Obama: It is the--. It is the only time that for 6 hours. First of all that I'm outside.

Harry Smith: uh huh, uh huh.

Pres. Obama: And second of all, where you almost feel normal. In the sense that you're not in a bubble. There are a whole bunch of secret service guys, but they're sort of in the woods.

Harry Smith: Uh huh. Uh huh.

Pres. Obama: And when you're up there in the--

Harry Smith: Uh huh.

Pres Obama: And you're hacking away, and hitting some terrible shot and your friends are laughing at you.

Harry Smith: Uh huh.

Pres. Obama: You know. It- It feels as if you know- you're-you're out of the container.

Harry Smith: Yeah.

Pres. Obama: And that's actually-. I realize now--It's as-- as close as you're going to get to being outside of this place.

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He golfs at my Home course and it's always a mess when he is there!!!! We like to see him out golfing and relaxing, but it sure makes things difficult with all the security and shutting down the course for everyone else that is a member there!

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