President Barack Obama went on reddit and answered the dorkiest questions ever

August 29, 2012

To the surprise of the internet, President Barack Obama went on the social news site reddit Wednesday afternoon to answer any and all questions.

First, he sent out proof via Twitter to the typically skeptical community that it really was him and not an imposter:
 
He looked a little more serious than his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, seen here sending her first Tweet in January:

He chose to answer some very reddit-friendly questions, like, one on internet freedom:

 
Or space:

And #winning:

 
In more ways than one...
We learned that the Chicagoan is no traitor to his sports teams:
He's just a normal guy:
A normal guy who wants to take on Citizens United, even if the Supreme Court doesn't:
And who is super lucky because he doesn't have to commute to work!
(Plus: This whole reddit thing? "NOT BAD!")
 
There were some other serious topics covered, and quite in depth too:
Of course, the internet isn't perfect. Some were frustrated that all the traffic to the site was preventing it from loading:

Last we checked, there were over 10,000 comments on the main thread and 2 million people reading the post.