The Des Moines Register had a phone call with Barack Obama about 14 hours after his debate with Mitt Romney, in order to help them decide who to endorse for the presidency. They liked the frank and revealing conversation they had with the president so much that — even though this conversation was off-the-record — they published this editorial asking for permission to post the entire conversation, saying:
The conference call lasted nearly 30 minutes and was an incredibly informative exchange of questions, answers and an insightful glimpse into the president’s vision for a second term. He made a genuine and passionate case for our endorsement and for reelection.
Around an hour later, they had received permission and published a transcript. If you have any doubts at all about whether you should vote for Obama (and even if you don’t) you should go read it now:
I’m not even going to quote from it. Go read it.