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I find this pretty impressive. Obviously, his ability to be frank with the voters is limited, but the questions he is choosing to answer are being done very thoughtfully and in good, relevant detail.
He didnt answering any remotely controversial questions (assuming it was actually Obama and not one of his staffers). Instead we're finding out that he likes the Bulls and plans on releasing the White House beer recipe. The President went after every easy question and avoiding the difficult, but the sheer volume of questions means he'll probably get away with it.
At 8/29/12 08:17 PM, Feoric wrote: The President went after every easy question and avoiding the difficult,
It's called an election. Difficult questions require difficult answers. Difficult answers make people unhappy. Unhappy people aren't likely to vote. You wouldn't expect a butcher to tell everyone what in his sausages during prime shopping hour, now would you?
I'd say that IAmA on Reddit isn't really the right forum to ask hard-hitting political questions to a politician. Obviously you're going to get either no answer or something non-committal like you would at a press conference or public forum. To be fair though, he did answer some real questions.
It's more fun and venue-appropriate to ask weird questions about being the president, like does he actually pick the food he eats, or does he have a menu prepared by a staff chef and/or nutritionist?
At 8/29/12 08:46 PM, 24901miles wrote: He didn't answer that question because he addressed it the week of the Aurora Shooting.
There were 4 questions below the gun control question.
Normally, busy people don't give a shit about what happened last week, and asking "hard hitting questions" (questions that are important to you and don't really matter or have been answered already or just demonstrate your ignorance on our system of government) makes you seem uninformed.
Haha, really? Asking why Guantanamo wasn't closed or asking about fiscal policies demonstrates ignorance? That's new to me, especially compared to the "busy people" who "don't give a shit what happened last week" as you described. How are they not the ones uninformed here?
There any way to prove that it actually is the president and not some guy pretending to be him?
I'm not crazy, everyone else is.
At 8/30/12 02:54 AM, Korriken wrote: There any way to prove that it actually is the president and not some guy pretending to be him?
He confirmed it on his official Twitter, and the site staff confirmed it as well. Further proof is not necessary.
At 8/30/12 03:59 AM, 24901miles wrote: What do you mean? Do you think it was some campaign intern typing for him?
It's on B.O.'s website, his official Twitter, and the Reddit adminstration gave him the name PresidentObama after verifying that it was him. The question of it being a complete hoax was squashed pretty early on.
I don't go to reddit normally so... nice... I reckon.
I'm not crazy, everyone else is.
Jeez, Obama is first US president visits a BBS :/
The beer recipe question was funny though.
Right, mate, are you reading this?
At 9/9/12 05:46 AM, Shade wrote: God help us should he visit Newgrounds.
I think it's we who must help ourselves should he even decide to visit Newgrounds, it's already at the point where the saying "God help us all" is becoming rather pointless, it's we the people who must help one another in periods of need.