President Obama kept his tradition going this year of reaching out to the American people in the days immediately after the State of the Union Address.
In addition to visiting three states since his speech on Tuesday night, the president also took to online media to get his message across about the importance of his policies. On Thursday after returning to the White House from Atlanta, Obama chatted with five voters and a moderator in what’s being called a Google+ Fireside Hangout.
The idea is a spin on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside radio chats of during his terms in office in the 1930′s and 1940′s.
In the nearly 50-minute interactive video chat, the president answered questions live from the participants. The moderator also forwarded some of the best video entries from other pre-chosen YouTube users.
In the clip, you’ll see Obama directly interacting with regular people — debating, answering, and clarifying a lot of his SOTU points. He discussed immigration reform, STEM education (science, tech, engineering, and math), tax policies. In addition, he got personal when he described his recommended reading and even gave some marital advice to one of the participants (skip to 44:48 for that).
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