I just finished watching President Obama on Jimmy Fallon. What a wonderful, uplifting interview. I especially enjoyed the beginning where President Obama Slow Jammed the News with Jimmy!
Contrast President Obama's call to stop the increase in interest rates on student loans with Mitt Romney, who seems to be trying to use an etch-a-sketch on his position about student loans:
Mitt Romney generated quite few headlines Monday when he voiced support for keeping federal student loan interest rates from going up – a position that puts him at odds with Republicans in Congress, and maneuvers him closer to the political center for the general election.
It’s also a stance that appears to clash with some of Romney’s rhetoric on the campaign trail during the Republican primary. A source flagged this video (below) of Romney during a Feb. 29 campaign stop in Ohio, answering a law student’s question about what he would do to help people address loans for education.
“I just started law school and they’re doing away with un-subsidized loans for grad students, which makes it almost impossible to pay off our debts, have a car, have a house, have a family before we retire. What are you going to do for people like me?” the young woman asked.
Romney began his answer by saying that he wished he “could tell you that there’s a place to find really cheap money, or free money, and we could pay for everyone’s education.
But, Romney said, “that’s just not going to happen,” and he proceeded to argue that it’s not a good thing to have government too involved in student loans.
You can watch Jimmy Fallon's entire interview with President Obama, starting with Part 1 at Jimmy Fallon's website.
President Obama displayed what a down-to-earth human being he is. He told a humorous story about an embarrassing moment when he gave a speech at an event, grabbed Michelle, and was walking out, when he was informed he was supposed to stay and listen to the other speakers. He then had to walk back in.
When asked about Mitt Romney, he did not go negative. I so much admire the way our President always takes the high road. Our country is so fortunate to have him as our President.
How anybody could vote for Mitt Romney who panders to every audience he addresses is beyond me. President Obama speaks from the heart. Mitt Romney says what he thinks people want to hear.