Day #222: The Action – “Follow Me”
I recently read that Bill Clinton wrote only two emails in the course of his entire Presidency, the first of which was just a test email. Today, President Obama signed on to that beloved time wasters portal known as Reddit for an hour-long “Ask Me Anything” chat, responding to something like 10 of 10,000 questions submitted in advance. There was one was about Afghanistan. Another about campaign finance. There was a suspect buzz word question about his platform for small businesses. But it wasn’t all business. He took a question about his favorite basketball player (Jordan) and said a few words about balancing the job and family life. Though, he kept his lips sealed about the recipe for the White House’s own Honey Ale, he assured it will be out soon.
Obama probably went over well with the Reddit crowd — at least those who didn’t get bumped from the site because of the massive spike in traffic — because he answered questions with far less boilerplate pandering that usually happens when the public is invited to ask major candidates questions, punctuating that by closing with a reference to his own “Not Bad” meme.
You can read the chat transcript on Reddit. Scroll down a little to where Biinaryy posted all questions and answers together.