WATCH: President Obama, Zach Galifianakis Trade Jabs to Promote ObamaCare
Galifianakis asks, “What is like to be the last black president?”
“Seriously?” President Obama responds. “What is it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president?”
When the president asks Galifianakis if he has heard of the Affordable Care Act, he says, “Oh yeah, I heard about that. That’s the thing that doesn’t work.”
On Happening Now, Michael Warren, writer for The Weekly Standard, said the video fell flat when they touched on ObamaCare. “I just don’t see how young people are going to watch this and then go sign up with HealthCare.gov.”
He said the video reminds Americans that President Obama has become the health care law’s “pitch man,” and added that it isn't a good strategy.
At the 2014 CPAC, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he would connect with younger voters by talking about the Fourth Amendment and liberty.
Shira Center, politics editor at Roll Call, said the difference in strategies makes sense. “I see a lot of undergraduates [at Harvard] who are prime for picking for Republicans because they’re very concerned about privacy issues.”
Warren criticized Republicans for not being funny or cool, referencing Mitt Romney's appearance on Jimmy Fallon's show.
“I don’t know about Rand Paul’s strategy either," Warren said, "The party is going to worry too much, I think, about getting young people at the expense of losing the voters that they already have.”
Watch the debate above and the full video with President Obama and Zach Galifianakis below.