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akio:

I have to say that the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there is a common denominator in our human experience. Most of us, I tell ya, we don’t want to be divided. What we want—the common denominator that I found in every single interview—is that we want to be validated. We want to be understood.

I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career, and as soon as that camera shuts off everyone always turns to me and inevitably in their own way ask this question: “was that ok?”

I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama. I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives. I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crime. I even heard it from BE-YON-CÉ in all of her Beyoncé-ness. She finishes performing, hands me the microphone, and says “was that ok?” [x]

Don’t just pass this by. Stop and think about it. Let it sink in.

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brooklynmutt:

Norah O’Donnell, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS: Today is Super Tuesday so I thought you might want to weigh in on some of your potential republican opponents.
Mitt Romney has criticized you on Iran, and said ‘hope is not a foreign policy.’ He also said you are ‘America’s most feckless president since Carter.’ What would you like to say to Mr. Romney?
President Obama: Good luck tonight. (Laughs all around W.H. press room)
Unknown reporter: No, really?
President Obama: Really. (More laughs)

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I <3 President Obama.

brooklynmutt:

Norah O’Donnell, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS: Today is Super Tuesday so I thought you might want to weigh in on some of your potential republican opponents.

Mitt Romney has criticized you on Iran, and said ‘hope is not a foreign policy.’ He also said you are ‘America’s most feckless president since Carter.’ What would you like to say to Mr. Romney?

President Obama: Good luck tonight. (Laughs all around W.H. press room)

Unknown reporter: No, really?

President Obama: Really. (More laughs)

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I <3 President Obama.