In some, President Obama's Bay Area visit caused, as KRON4 reports, extreme, perhaps troubling excitement. Even cable cars halted in their tracks, according to the Chronicle. Okay, that was for security reasons, but Obama was the cause. Matier and Ross excitedly reported on the President's change of hotel for this visit, from the InterContinental to the Fairmont. And yes, he and the likes of Elon Musk dined at Spruce, which SFist noted earlier.
More central to his trip, the President, who has of late been fielding interviews from newer media outlets like Vox and Buzzfeed, convened with Kara Swicher of Re/code to discuss cyber warfare, the White House’s relationship with Silicon Valley tech giants, and obviously, the Apple Watch. Kara Swisher is the wife of Megan Smith, who is chief technology officer in the Obama Administration. The interview took place at Stanford, the site of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.
"I’ve only got two years left, but two years is a long time," Obama said in a speech Friday to Bay Area donors, per the Chronicle. He added that, "two years is also the time in which we’re going to be setting the stage for the next presidential election and the next 10 years of American policy."