MTV deserves respect not only for populating the room with relatively articulate conservatives, but for actually giving those differing opinions a chance to be heard — this push on the economy was particularly well-stated. President Obama unfortunately gave little in the way of real answers. He’d hear a personal story or probing question and immediately jump off onto whatever talking point might be related to the question.
As a person, Obama was affable, kind, and gracious. When the camera turned off, he stayed after and talked to the crowd, working his way across the room and shaking hands. There were tears from a few members, and more than one person who sobbed out, “Mr. President, you inspire me more than any other person in the world.”
When he made his way over to me, he shook my hand and wished me good luck.
“Do you want the best piece of advice for a good marriage?”
“Do whatever she tells you to do.”
I thanked him.
It’s a shame that so many conservatives were too wary of MTV to apply.