President Obama's Campaign Trail Led to Brief Q&A Session on Reddit

Paul Lilly

For the past three and a half years, President Obama has been to foreign locales and all over the United States. As he fights to keep his job in the upcoming election, his travels took him to a new destination, a pitstop on Reddit as he embarks on his campaign trail. If you couldn't access Reddit for a short while yesterday, it's because users flocked to the site to participate in his AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

According to PCWorld , Reddit temporarily buckled under the pressure of the increased activity, though quickly regained composure as the President proceeded to answer 10 questions in the "I am Barack Obama, President of the United States -- AMA" thread. It wasn't entirely a random pitstop, as Obama was in Charlottesville, Virginia at the time, the same city Reddit was founded.

During his AMA session, Obama talked about the future of NASA, fundraising, his most difficult decision he's had to make since taking office, his favorite basketball player, and other things, all of which have been reprinted at The Hollywood Reporter . He avoided tougher topics -- you know, like choosing between Star Wars and Star Trek, revealing the color of his toothbrush, and whether or not he could beat Abraham Lincoln in a knife fight, among other Reddit fodder.

In the past 18 hours, the Reddit thread has generated nearly 23,000 comments.

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