In a tip of the hat to the social media so essential to his political media strategy ,President Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook in my home town of Palo Alto, CA. He even told Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the 26 year old billionaire can afford to pay a little more in taxes.
The questions were mostly friendly and it was a good way to meet a generation that may not read and view the more traditional media.
The theme was the same...Republicans are radicals who want to change the social compact. The campaign is underway in earnest.
While I suspect Mr. Zuckerberg can afford more in taxes, so can General Electric which paid none last year. People at this level don't pay taxes in the sense we do, and this notion that we can solve budget problems by soaking the rich is just plain misleading.
But its obvious 2012 will be one of class warfare.
Obama, Facebook town hall: Obama tries to reconnect with youthful supporters at Facebook town hall - latimes.com