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Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts told George Stephanopoulos that she got “chills again” when interviewing President Obama and hearing him say that he supported gay marriage.

Stephanopoulos: A little news from the President yesterday, and Robin what a watershed moment. Whatever people think about this issue, we know it’s controversial, there’s no denying when a president speaks out for the first time like that, it is history.

Roberts: And let me tell you, George, I’m getting chills again, because when you sit in that room and you hear him say those historic words. It was not lost on anyone in that room.

Stephanopoulos: And you didn’t know going in, you knew he was going to address this but you didn’t know exactly what he was going to say.

Roberts: You never know what he’s going to say until you ask him. And we did talk about other things as well.

Pardon me for feeling like I’m experiencing a little bit of déjà vu from  Roberts’ comments, as they sound eerily similar to when Chris Matthews said that he “felt this thrill running up my leg” after listening to Obama give a speech in 2008.

Thrills and chills. All we need are some spills and we would have an amusement park ride.

According to Politico, while the White House considered Roberts a skilled interviewer, she was also considered a safe choice due to her friendly relationship with the Obamas and the fact that she came from a morning television program she rarely expressed her political opinions.

Roberts couldn’t have done a better job for Obama if she had been paid by the White House for conducting the interview, as she served up softball questions on the issue of gay marriage and didn’t question the President’s response to any of her questions.

No wonder Roberts got chills. That wasn’t an interview, it was a love fest.

So goes another member of the media into the tank for Obama.





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