President’s Campaign Trail Led to RedditAdded: Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Barack Obama has recently come to social website Reddit to post a thread in IAMA, the section where people want Redditors to ask them questions. Taking into account Reddit's enormous user base, mostly of a liberal Internet-savvy constitution, the move in question was a PR hit in spite of the fact that Obama refused to tackle a lot of the trickier questions.
The President spent a half an hour responding to various questions before, as he said, he went for dinner with his family. Reading through the responses he gave, you would learn that he is sympathetic for how tough the modern economy is for the graduates, and know the most difficult decision he had to make. Obama admitted that surging American forces in Afghanistan was really the toughest thing to do. He also insisted the country will end the war in 2 years. Finally, the President announced that the White House is going to release the recipe for its own beer, and that “it’s tasty”.
During just thirty minutes, which must be understandable for a person considered to be one of the most important in the world, Obama successfully came across as affable and serious with his answers. Well, it might be easier experienced people to find some of the PR language there. As one of the Reddit users rightly noted, Obama “probably has something to promote”, which clearly refers to the upcoming elections in 2012. The experts agree that the President opening himself up to such a risky format and questions – particularly among the community known for its humor and occasional irreverence – seems to have paid off for his public image. At the moment, the top comments are mostly the questions that Obama answered, as they received enough upvotes from the community to keep them up there.
The experts admitted that the move was a definite success. The President said enough to show that he provided reasoned and thoughtful responses without giving much away. Of course, 30 minutes is not enough for a sufficient grilling. Actually, you can notice some similarities between Reddit itself and what the US purports to stand for: democracy. Obama offered a nod to online freedom, saying that he knows Internet freedom is something everyone cares passionately about, adding: “I do too”. The President contended that his party would fight hard to make sure that the web remains the open forum for everyone.
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Thursday, September 13th, 2012
|posted by (2012-09-13 15:50:25)|
|Obama has a lot more to worry about then releasing a beer recipe, and I'm so glad he is campaigning while getting a taxpayers paycheck. Is he not the president and not have a job to do?, but he's off campaigning using tax payeres $$. War in Syria, Anti-US protests, 15tril in debt. Look @ his own town Chicago--Broke, highest murder rate, strikes and thats Obama's guy in charge over there. Obama and the US needs to clean it's own closet before we start trying to clean another country's. I am not saying that Repubs are any better. The middle class is just f'ed with either of these idiots in office. They all suck and cont to give hard working American a bad name to countries abroad. "One Quote"---"Love thy country, but hate they government."|
|As a service connected 100% Disabled Naval Veteran who has been fighting for help (some financial compensation) for several years now I would like him to respond to this question. Mr President, As my Commander and Chief, "How can you continue to deny me disability assistance of around $1500.00 a month, yet pay $59,000,000.00 as a bribe to Cambodia, by way of Sweden, to turn over Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svatholm"??|
@ #1 dfresh: love the quote and am adopting it, "Love thy country, but hate they government."
|posted by (2012-09-13 23:41:22)|
|ok.. what President did not campaign while being President?... Only those on their second term already.. thats who... I believe thats how the system is designed... kinda hard to campaign to be re-elected without receiving a Paycheck...|
Umm.. also, he is not the Mayor of Chicago (never was)... he is not in the City Counsul either... and they are the ones who run the city... Actually he had NOTHING to do with City operations since he was an Illinois STATE Senator.....
Maybe you should not vote since you are CLEARLY uneducated and do not understand politics or how the government works.. Turn off Fox News and just don't worry about it anymore, that way you can stop listening to the lies that you will just believe are true anyway since you research nothing.... It will give you more time to download some Porn off of ET anyway...
|posted by (2012-09-13 23:43:59)|
|as for the Capt.. you also should research the topic... Its Congress that has cut your VA Funding...|
|@ Brynn217 My case has nothing to do with Congress or VA funding. Been researching & fighting since 1998. Had to wait for Supreme Court Ruling where it was decided that the VA had no responsibility for infecting over 980,000 men with Hep C when giving them their shots in boot camp (Me in 1965) and another quarter of a million men trying to control the infection with gamma globulin shots..... Then there's the agent orange caused cancer battle also.... It is so tied up in paperwork last 3 years and VA told me a ruling in favor of me (I hope) will take many more years (exact words: You may die first). Typical government pace, seems they can only work one piece of paper at a time.|
My question remains the same as I speak for myself and the one and a quarter million people who had their lives destroyed: Mr President, As my Commander and Chief, "How can you continue to deny me disability assistance of around $1500.00 a month, yet pay $59,000,000.00 as a bribe to Cambodia, by way of Sweden, to turn over Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svatholm"??
|posted by (2012-09-14 10:50:58)|
|@CaptCosmo I am also a vet, I sympathize with your plight and wish you all the best with your fight for your rights against your government. BUT Sweden has been giving the same amount of humanitarian aid to Cambodia for the last five years. You are disrespecting the people of Sweden by claiming the money came from the US and you should apologize to them. Even the thought that a government would pay $60mil just to get one man is ridiculous.|
|For Americas 1st black president he has done well not to be impeached,he has since in office given carte Blanche on waterboarding and then received the Nobel peace prize whilst keeping the anonymity of those torturing people in Guantonamo bay.He has kept the troops out in Afghanistan till after the elections when he could have brought them all home since they will make no more ground than the Russians did in the 80`s and the Afghanistan people do not want them there.|
US soldiers are being deported back to mexico despite having distinguished service in the military and American dependants.The poor are getting poorer and his answer to the problem is for them to get a job which I am sure they would take if the jobs were not already being taken by returning servicemen and there were more being generated by a healthy economy.They country has become morally bankrupt and in a society where the constitution means nothing from free speech to personal rights it can be expected that a lot more countries will have American interventions,just wait for the big bang since spending 8 years destroying Iraq has left the good ol USA no friends in Iraq nor in Egypt,Syria,Afghanistan,Iraq,the old sayings are the best and the one about sticking out ones neck to be chopped off comes to mind.
|THIS GUY IS NO DIFFERENT THAN BUSH OR ROMNEY. NO MATTER WHO WILL BE THE NEXT PREISENT IT'S GOING TO BE THE SAME OR WORSE, NOT BETTER. OUR GOVERNMENT IS SO CORRUPTED IT STINKS. UNLESS THE MAN WHO REALLY BELIVES IN CONSTITIUTION AND 1ST ADMENTMENT IS ELECTED BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH. REVOLUTION!!||
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