We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Barrister dear ... I understand that both Barack and his wife are pretty boring people across the dinner table. Both of them tend to tell narcissistic fibs, which make for poor conversational subjects. After all, "Let me tell you about the wonderful things I've done for you the past two years" gets old pretty quick.
rubber chicken - i find it so interesting that (even at the most elevated levels) one needs to be engaged personally and geographically in order to promote an agenda --- good luck to all who wish to promote their agenda! good luck! good luck!
on a sober note, i believe mr. president is in need of an abundance of luck. i have none to transfer for his agenda. good luck nonetheless.