Barack Obama has apologized to a Channel 7 reporter Peggy Agar for calling her "sweetie" and dodging her question about autoworkers.
Agar shouted a question to the Democratic presidential candidate during Obama's appearance Wednesday at a Chrysler LLC plant in Sterling Heights.
Agar asks Obama what he's "going to do to help American autoworkers."
He replies, "Hold on one second, sweetie, we'll do a press avail, thanks" but didn't get back to Agar.
Hour later, Obama left a voicemail for Agar. Obama apologized for not getting back to her. He also told Agar he has a bad habit of calling people "sweetie."
This is more than a bad habit, Barry. Smoking is a bad habit. Calling women "sweetie" -- whether they are factory workers or journalists -- is arrogance.