Everyone should watch this. Even if you don't agree with Obama, you can't help but respect his willingness to go on camera and candidly defend his policies. He treats the opposition like rational actors that can be persuaded, even as they make claims against him that are downright offensive. His desire to pull the process up to his standard is admirable.
But beyond the values he's expressing here, this actually offers useful information about the decision making process and what his policies are. Which is really what this is all about, isn't it.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.