Obama Slow-Jams the News on Fallon

President makes a play for young voters
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2012 4:26 AM CDT
Updated Apr 25, 2012 7:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – As Mitt Romney celebrated his five-state sweep, President Obama was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon making a play for young voters. The president took part in one of Fallon's signature bits, "slow-jamming" the news as house band The Roots laid down a groove, Entertainment Weekly reports. "Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people," he said over the rhythm, calling on Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from soaring.

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Obama told Fallon that "the single most important investment young people can make remains a college education," adding that the loan issue had personally affected him. "We didn’t finish paying off all of our student loans until about eight years ago, and I’m President of the United States,” he said of himself and Michelle. He later fielded questions from Twitter, including: "If Mitt Romney was in the room with you right now, what would you say to him?” Obama replied, "I’d say, ‘Hey Mitt,'" adding, “I’ve met him. But we’re not friends. You know, he seems like somebody who cares deeply about his family, and his wife is lovely." (Read more student loan reform stories.)

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