After living through the intellectual and emotional void that was the Bush administration, having a President that gets what people are about and isn't afraid to show it is so refreshing. For example, at an event yesterday in Wisconsin where President Obama was making the case for health care reform, he started taking questions from the crowd.
Yes, real questions from real people. It's this thing that real democratic leaders do on a regular basis.
One question came from a man who had his 10-year-old daughter with him. He said that he hoped that she didn't get in trouble for skipping the last day of school at which point President Obama offered to write her teacher a note.
And then he did it.
Classic. In one simple move he frames himself as a father who gets the day-to-day stuff we all live with and he gets great press at the same time.
The funny part is, I'm sure some rightwing nut job is out there right now trying to use this as proof that President Obama is really anti-education.
The girl's name: Kennedy Corpus. I have to ask...do you think her parent's considered going the full nine yards and naming her Christi? Think about the fun that would have been on those "last name first" school forms.
MSNBC.com: Obama writes girl a note for missing school