I know someone always shouts "I love you" & Obama replies "I love you back," but it feels weird when he's talking about massacre victims.— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) April 8, 2013
So, we’re not the only ones who found the crowd’s whistles, cheers and chants a little out of place at President Obama’s afternoon gun control rally in Connecticut.
“Connecticut, this is not about me,” said the president, perhaps as a reminder to the audience or even to himself. Even CBS News’ Mark Knoller couldn’t help but notice the “campaign-style cadence.”
There’s no denying that the president feeds off of an audience’s enthusiasm, and today’s speech was no exception, with journalists describing Obama not as the relatively safe “passionate” but rather outright “angry.”
There’s also no denying that Obama’s fans do love him.
Here’s a pretty solid recap for those who missed the live telecast.