Obama's faith in Americans' virtuousness particularly as someone who was loved and raised by white Americanswas behind his powerful message for "change" in — but it also likely led to his unwillingness to acknowledge just how fierce the backlash to a black president could be.
It is with the most sincereity and humbleness that I ask for your office to continue supporting the institutes, scientists, and resarch centers, who will, no doubt. Let me be clear that her decisions are hers and hers alone. Four words: "I'm rooting for you. I sat with my daughter on my lap and listened to the State of the Union address, and at one years old, I was delighted that she clapped along as the audience applauded.
And that is something that all of us have the capacity to do. But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other. And there are real conflicts and real choices. I simply can no longer afford to pay for my health care costs!!
The meeting was maybe 20 minutes.