the white house was "ecstatic" and republican officials privately suggested it was a "mistake" to allow the "cameras to roll like that." even republican pollster frank luntz agreed obama had the upper hand. "i think it was good for everybody," luntz added. "i’ve never seen this before. i’ve never seen the president of one party interacting with the other party.” for a while, c-span video of the event crashed because of too much traffic.
president obama met with house gop today. and took questions. on camera.