Yep. You read that correctly. President Obama took to social networking site Reddit today to answer questions posed by, well, anyone.
In the midst of all the hype and hullabaloo about the GOP convention in Tampa this week, Obama was wise to try to draw away some of that attention. And draw away he did.
So many people logged on to watch and participate in the thread that they actually crashed Reddit, a feat not often accomplished.
But more than that, this was historically groundbreaking. According to the Washington Post, “Obama will be the highest-profile person to ever host an AMA thread, a regular feature of the site that gives interesting people — celebrities, inventors, etc. — the chance to field questions from a curious Reddit community.”
Browse the thread — I am Barack Obama, President of the United States — AMA — to see what Obama had to say.