Barack Obama Is Hosting An AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) On Reddit

    Barack Obama just finished a rally in Charlottesvile, VA and is apparently unwinding by fielding questions as part of an “AMA” or Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit. So far he’s answered questions about small business tax, SOPA and Internet freedom, the Chicago Bulls, and space exploration.
    In addition to verifying the thread with his official Twitter, the photo at the top of the post was uploaded as proof that Obama is answering the questions. 
    Looks like there’s still some time to ask a question, so head over to Reddit to check out the full thread.
    UPDATE: We’ll be updating this post with some of his answers.

    On SOPA:

    “Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too. We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody – from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although there will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative proposals, I won’t stray from that principle – and it will be reflected in the platform.”

    In response to “What is the first thing you’ll do on November 7th, win or lose?”

    “Win or lose, I’ll be thanking everybody who is working so hard – especially all the volunteers in field offices all across the country, and the amazing young people in our campaign offices.”

    “What’s the recipe for the White House’s beer?

    It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty.

    “How do you balance family life and hobbies with, well, being the POTUS?”

    “It’s hard – truthfully the main thing other than work is just making sure that I’m spending enough time with michelle and the girls. The big advantage I have is that I live above the store – so I have no commute! So we make sure that when I’m in DC I never miss dinner with them at 6:30 pm – even if I have to go back down to the Oval for work later in the evening. I do work out every morning as well, and try to get a basketball or golf game in on the weekends just to get out of the bubble. Speaking of balance, though, I need to get going so I’m back in DC in time for dinner. But I want to thank everybody at reddit for participating – this is an example of how technology and the internet can empower the sorts of conversations that strengthen our democracy over the long run. AND REMEMBER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER – if you need to know how to register, go to By the way, if you want to know what I think about this whole reddit experience – NOT BAD!