• http://www.siftable.com jamesgreen

    In fairness, he did just say don’t play XBox all day. He didn’t say don’t spend time playing XBox or anything like this. On a negative brand messaging spectrum this is a 1 or 2 with 10 being the worst.

  • tophtucker

    I noticed this too when I was reading the transcript… although, however carefully-prepared this speech might have been, I think we should refrain from drawing *too* many sweeping conclusions from such a small sample.

    Note that in the associated Q&A panel, Obama warned kids about what they were posting on Facebook, and held Bill Gates up as a role model (without even mentioning his philanthropic work).

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/09/obama_warns_students_about_pos.html