Red or green chiles? Obama fields tough questions on ‘Morning Mayhem’!/PounderFile/status/236455980056064000

President Obama isn’t big on taking questions from the White House press corps. But when the hosts of New Mexico’s “Morning Mayhem” radio program wanted to ask him some hard-hitting questions, he was so there!

Warning: you might not be able to handle this much mayhem.

Naturally, there was discussion of New Mexico’s cuisine.

Sounds like the president's views on mole are still evolving.

— Sam Jacobs (@sampjacobs) August 17, 2012

And finally, we have an answer to the question reporters have been waiting weeks to ask the president: Red chiles or green?

Obama interview on KOB-FM #ABQ so far centers on food. Mr. President prefers red over green #NMchile

— Mónica Ortiz Uribe (@MOrtizUribe) August 17, 2012

"I think you gotta go with the classic red, although every once in a while, green is solid." – President Barack Obama

— NRCC (@NRCC) August 17, 2012

Gutsy call! But fair enough. He was speaking to a New Mexico station. The other softballs weren’t quite so geographically-oriented.

Third question to Obama: What's your favorite songs to work out to?

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) August 17, 2012

"Crazy in love is a pretty good song to work out to" — Pres. Obama, on a radio intv in NM

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) August 17, 2012

He also mentioned Nas — at least we think that’s who he was talking about.

Obama pronounces Nas like it rhymes with "pass," as opposed to the typical "noz" (3:20)

— Julian Hattem (@jmhattem) August 17, 2012

This one might be our favorite.

If you could have any superpower what would it be? Speak any language, POTUS says. "The whole flying thing is pretty good," he adds.

— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) August 17, 2012

Is that the lamest superpower anyone has ever wished for? The superhuman ability to be … multilingual?

Most powerful man on the planet is asked what superpower he'd prefer. He picks Rosetta Stone.

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) August 17, 2012

Obama's choice of super power would be to have a Babble Fish? Dude.

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) August 17, 2012

Tough question for Prez: What would your superpower be? We'd be happy if the President could settle for remedial math powers. #tcot

— NRCC (@NRCC) August 17, 2012

And now for some musical mayhem.

"Is your favorite song Call Me Maybe? Really you could tell us"

— Tim Miller (@Timodc) August 17, 2012

Evidently Obama hasn’t heard the original, but the narcissist in chief has seen the mashup that features him.

RT @BenjySarlin: Obama has seen the Call Me Maybe mashup of his speeches. #LocalRadio

— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) August 17, 2012

And now for a real tough one. Don’t sit too far forward on the edge of your seat.

Final question to Obama just now: What's the best advice you've ever received?

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) August 17, 2012

This Obama interview is the biggest joke ever. The hardest question is "what's the best advice you've ever received?"

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) August 17, 2012

His answer? “Be persistent” and disciplined. Too bad that was the last question. There was so much more to cover!

It's a shame they didn't have time to ask the more #HardQsforObama like what do you like better? Surf, or turf?

— Brittany Cover (@bccover) August 17, 2012

More #HardQsforObama "Do you like puppies or kitty-cats?" Seriously…

— Ted Newton (@Ted_Newton) August 17, 2012

Wait … was that another food question?

The interview ended on a professional note.

Conclusion of interview: "I just flirted with the President of the United States of America"

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) August 17, 2012

Keep your clothes on, doll. November is right around the corner.

Americans are struggling and have serious ?s that deserve real answers. Instead, POTUS flirts w/pop radio host

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 17, 2012

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