Here’s the video of Obama’s Google+ hangout, which happened yesterday, where 9 “average Americans” got to ask him a series of questions. It’s surprisingly good. There’s some personal stuff, but the policy stuff is pretty good. The people asking are well-informed and some of them are politically active (e.g., some kind of LGBT activist was one hanger-outer), which breeds good questions. It’s a hell of a lot better than a DC press conference, and the group wasn’t afraid to ask tough questions (like the one about drones, which I don’t think Obama answered too well).
Even though some of the time was spent trying to get Obama to choose a baby’s name (he, wisely, ducked it) and weigh in on whether husbands should buy Valentine’s Day presents (yes, duh), I’d rather watch another one of these than listen to the next idiocy Jackie Calmes or Major Garrett dreams up.