So the President had his town hall meeting earlier today from the White House, the interesting part was that it was online. Apparently 3.6 million people logged in to vote on more than 100,000 questions that were submitted. One of the top questions… weed. And Obama answered the people.
“I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high, and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation,” he said to laughter at the White House event.
“And I don’t know what this says about the online audience,” Obama said, tongue-in-cheek. “This was a fairly popular question. We want to make sure that it was answered.”
“The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy to grow our economy,” he said before moving back to a more sober discussion of unemployment and healthcare reform.
Obama’s online town hall reminded me of Jimmy Carter… well Dan Aykroyd playing Carter on SNL.