Did Obama’s children make him give way on School Choice?

I consider this theory provided by Jim Geraghty plausible.

…one or both of the Obama daughters, knowing that the cancellation of the program would mean some of their classmates would have to leave Sidwell Friends private school, urged their father to keep the program.

…for two reasons:

  1. It would involve his family, and I’ve never seen President Obama do anything that crosses his family. Which is as it should be, of course.
  2. It allows me the hubris of pretending that somebody at the White House might actually be reading me*.

Moe Lane

*Admittedly, it’d be better if they were heeding me, too, but it’s always ‘one step at a time’ with this particular administration.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.