President Barack Obama Helps Russell Simmons Extend His Takeover of Myspace with a Special Message

President Barack Obama has been quite the social-media star since giving a simple little speech Tuesday night. First, president No. 44 appeared on YouTube Thursday, where he answered questions submitted by users of the Google-owned video site. Then Friday, as part of the takeover of Myspace by hip-hop mogul and Global Grind founder Russell Simmons, Obama prepared a special message for Myspace members.

Simmons’ introduction:

Over the past week, I have had the great pleasure of taking over Myspace, which was supposed to end Thursday, but I just couldn’t let go. I have shared my musical influences; exclusive excerpts from my new book, Super Rich; inspiring content from Global Grind; the best in art and culture; and even a little yoga. I couldn’t let go because I had one more thing to share. Nothing makes me prouder than what I received late last night from a hero of mine, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, and I am overjoyed to deliver his exclusive message to young people of this great nation. As we move forward, let us move forward together as one.

With great love, all things are possible.

Obama’s message:

I’ve always believed that here in America, every young person should be able to set goals and reach them; to discover their passions and follow them; and to earn their piece of the American dream. That’s why, during the past two years, my administration has worked hard to give people like you the opportunities you need to reach your potential and win the future. We passed the Affordable Care Act that allows young people to stay on their parents’ health care plan until they’re 26, allowing more time to find a job that carries insurance. We reformed the student-loan system to put billions of dollars back into the pockets of students paying for college instead of watching it pad the profits of big banks. We’ve invested in clean energy and encouraged a generation of innovators working to start the companies and build the technologies of the future. We’ve ended combat operations in Iraq and brought more than 90,000 troops home from the battlefield, and also made sure they get the care they have earned when they got back. And, even though there’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done, I promise that every decision I make in the years ahead will be made with you in mind. Each of you represents our hope for this country. Your generation will be the one leading America into the future. And if we do our part, I know you’ll make us proud.