I love Barack Obama. Not only as a politician, but just as a human being. His beliefs and charisma are just a couple of reasons why I admire him.
When my boss told me I would be interviewing him today, I responded with, “Yeah, okay… funny.” And then my boss proceeded to tell me he had the White House on the other line and needed to know immediately if I would be available to do the phoner with President Obama. I then knew he wasn’t kidding. I said yes, hung up, then freaked the hell out in my car.
Listen: I don’t get start starstruck, like, ever. Maybe twice in my career? When interviewing Steven Tyler one time, then when I interviewed Kanye. That’s probably it. Just because I’m MASSIVE fans of both of them. But President Obama? That’s a whole new level of fan-girling for me.
We talked about election day, obviously, and also touched on my wife’s cooking, his daughter being 18 years old now, Villanova basketball, and more. Nicest guy in the world. I didn’t think I could be a fan of his even more than I already was… then I talked to him.
—Mike Adam/92.3 AMP Radio