Politics is not one of my really big interests, at least not politics in the way my country is treating it these days, acting for their own interests instead of those of the people. The mudslinging and labeling in both major directions is enough to make someone want to give up altogether. According to lots of people, someone has to be to blame, and some folks place the blame on the president even though he’s not the one who makes the bills. He’s the one who signs them if they look good for certain values of good.
But still, President Obama gets the blame for a lot of things in the U.S. At some point one very straightforward kid asked the president why people hated him.
Here’s the response.
Mr. President, you’re doing the best you can given that you probably have the hardest job in the country: running it. Don’t let the haters get you down. And Terrence, you’re already learning to hit people with probing questions. Never forget this skill. It will serve you well.