I cannot find the specific reference, but President Reagan was appearing on TV, perhaps at a baseball game, and he told how he had re-created baseball games, despite the fact that his telegraph connection had been lost.<quoted text>
No, Reagan would be. Although he started out as an actor, he was a man OF character. Obama is just a character, who really is just acting.
Reagan just made up a fictional game. And was proud ... on national TV ... to tell about it.
While in the White House, Reagan pulled similar antics. He never let the lack of knowledge prevent him from making up fanciful stories.
Character? Yeah ... he was. Character? No, he often display his lack of that.