I have no problem with the President going on The View. Part of his job is trying to get re-elected, and he has to be given the freedom and time to do that part of his job. And these days, presenting your personality to voters, and selling yourself on that is part of the game. When it comes to the president having to explain his policies, why certain decisions were made, etc, I think there are better shows to go on than The View. We've talked in this thread about how misinformed the women on the show can be in talking about issues. So if the president (or any candidate who goes on the show) makes claims, they're not going to be really equipped to challenge whether or not those claims are true. I hope that the president (and Mitt Romney, and other political candidates) are not getting away with going on shows like The View and Jimmy Fallon instead of shows like Meet the Press or World News Tonight where they would get tougher questions. When they start avoiding hard hitting news shows, instead just doing the personality stuff, I think it's bad. But in general, part of getting elected is showing people who you are.