At a town hall meeting held on September 20, 2010, a 30-year-old law school graduate told President Obama that he cannot find a job and is not able to pay the interest on his student loans so a mortgage and a family are not possible either.   The well-dressed young man said that he was inspired by Obama during his campaign for President.  He said:

“That inspiration is dying away. I really want to know is the American dream dead?”

It was an excellent question that deserved a serious answer, but alas, the President did what politicians do when asked a hard question – he punted.  Obama said:

““Absolutely not. … There is not a country in the world that would want to change places with us,  We are still the country that billions of people in the world look to and aspire to.”

Watch the video to hear what the aspiring lawyer thought about Obama’s answer.

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