3:18 p.m. -- A fourth grader wonders why so many people "hate" Obama, and that he "loves" him. Obama tells the young man not to worry about it; some of the bad stuff is just politics, while others folks are just worried about the economy and their future."I did get elected president," he reminds the questioner. "So not everybody hates me."
How sad that a fourth grader can recognize hateration when he sees it. This visit is classic Obama: he came, he killed it, he threw up the deuces before he could overstay the welcome. He told the crowd that New Orleans was going to be better than ever. As for his plans, he said he was "just getting started" - truer words were never spoken.