(This, however, is the first I've heard of the Access Hollywood thing, so while I can agree that the interview was probably a bad idea, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the outrage about it is over the top.)
Well, the interview itself was cute and harmless. But the precedent of letting the media access the children is probably not a good one and Obama is wise to pull back on that-not to mention there are a lot of voters who are parents who think it's bad to put your kids out there on TV while you are politicking.
But I think folks should just let it drop-if for no other reason than it really is in the best interest of those kids to just let it drop.
I didn't read the link, or see the Access Hollywood piece, but Obama has stated that he regrets it. Which is kind of refreshing, even if I can't stand that word. It's nice that he's able to come out and say it wasn't a good idea.
I remember when Amy Carter was slathered all over the news when her father took office. In contrast, Chelsea Clinton was pretty much left alone when she was still a minor. Presumably, her presence during this campaign was her own choice.I'm glad Obama didn't do what Edwards did and drag the kids around the country...for once, I agree with bunnyfire and hope that the girls will be left alone if their father is elected (I have the stong feeling that Michelle will get it much worse than Hillary)