Late Night Enlightenment
I don't pretend to know what prompted President Obama appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but I really liked the whole interview. I happen to live in the same neighborhood as “Joe the plumber” and although I didn't see Obama when he was in my neighborhood (because I didn't know until the next day!) it still makes me feel like a part of something big. Seeing him walk on to the stage, it made him seem approachable, more like one of us-just immeasurably smarter!
Even though he didn't downplay severity of the situation, he kept a smile on his face that seemed genuine, hopeful and true. I think maybe it was a good idea for him to get in front of a camera and answer some questions, but in the relaxed atmosphere of a late night television show. People may watch the Tonight Show to see celebrities promoting their latest movies, or maybe to get a few laughs, but Obama's appearance was not inappropriate, since he was promoting his ideas on the future of our economy. Maybe he felt it would be an acceptable venue in which to quell some of the fears that Americans are experiencing now. He has such a tough job ahead of him right now, but he is listening to people everywhere and taking everything into consideration. When he sees high school kids crying over the dire situations their families are in, it seems to really strike a chord in him. It has to be better than some of the other sob stories he's been hearing lately.
Sat, 21 Mar 2009 05:19:01 +0000
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