Last night, at the high dollar fundraiser at a posh Melrose Place eatery, President Obama spoke to a crowd including stars and studio executives, and in his remarks he asked those gathered to “think about the movies, the arc of the story” when assessing the turbulence during his term.
Obama told them, “We’re in Hollywood right now, so think about the movies, the arc of the story. If things were just smooth the whole way through, not only is it a pretty dull movie but it doesn’t reflect our experience. It doesn’t reflect life. Character is tested when things are hard. This country is being tested, but I have complete faith in its character. That’s what this election is about. It’s about values. It’s about character. It’s about who we are.”