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Obama Gets Mic Checked, Tells Protesters: ‘You’re The Reason I Ran For Office’

By Alex Seitz-Wald  

"Obama Gets Mic Checked, Tells Protesters: ‘You’re The Reason I Ran For Office’"


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Protesters aligned with Occupy Wall Street interrupted President Obama at a speech in New Hampshire this afternoon, and Obama responded by telling the demonstrators that they are the reason he wanted to get into public service. A few minutes into his speech at the high school, a protester shouted “mic check,” and others joined in with shouts. The crowd quickly drowned the protesters out with chants of “Obama,” but a few minutes later, Obama said “families like yours, young people like the ones here today — including the ones who were just chanting at me — you’re the reason that I ran for office in the first place.” Watch it:

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