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President Obama Answers Questions About Student Loans

All this week, the White House is sponsoring a “text the president about student loans” gimmick, intended, apparently, to convince young people that the president himself is so interested in their lives that he is sitting around with his phone answering questions from random young people about student loans.

Former College Fix assistant editor Robby Soave has written a humorous article for The Daily Caller about his attempts to text chat with Barack Obama.

TheDC News Foundation: PREZ.

Automatic Response: Welcome to Text with the Prez! He’ll answer 1 Q each day on student debt. Got a Q? Reply w/ it in 160 characters or less. (Seriously, the Pres. will text u.)

TheDC News Foundation: If we keep subsidizing students’ education, won’t colleges respond like they always do — by raising tuition?

AR: Awesome. Got ur question! Now just reply with your first name, last name & age to confirm. (e.g. Ron Weasley, 17)

TheDC News Foundation: Robby Soave, 24

AR: Sweet, got it. Stay tuned: the President will txt u from 38383 to answer 1 Q submitted by a DoSomething member each day this week Got another Q? Reply QUESTION

Despite the president’s enthusiastic “Sweet, got it,” response. Robby never does get any of his probing questions answered by the Prezzie-in-chief.

I have to shake my head at these kinds of gimmicky campaign tactics the Obama administration uses in order to make young people feel like the president is their buddy. I don’t know, just strikes me as silly and condescending. Most likely, this is just a way for the Democrats to gather tens of thousands of cell phone numbers for use in future political campaigns.

Check out the rest of Robby Soave’s text conversation with “the president” at The Daily Caller.

Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix and author of the book SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.

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