NBC/CNBC/MSNBC White House correspondent John Harwood on how ridiculous not allowing Obama to speak to students would be:
"MONICA NOVOTNY: John, what about this controversy over opposition to Obama’s speech to school children?
JOHN HARWOOD: I gotta’ tell you Monica, I’ve been watching politics for a long time, and this one is really over-the-top. What is shows you is there are a lot of cynical people who try to fan controversy, and let’s face it, in a country of 300 million people, there are a lot of stupid people too, because if you believe that it’s somehow unhealthy for kids, for the president to say "work hard and stay in school," you’re stupid. In fact, I’m worried for some of those kids of those parents who are upset — I’m not sure they are smart enough to raise those kids."