We’re a huge potential voting bloc for Democrats… yet they barely pay us any lip service. Obama would be doing a huge service by appearing on the show and making a plea for atheists to vote for the eventual Democratic candidate. Not that we would vote for the other side, even if Obama said nothing, but it’s nice to feel wanted, dammit.
Just to get an official response from the White House, Maher asked his viewers to sign an official White House petition to get Obama to appear on his show. If he can get 100,000 signatures in a month, the White House promises to respond. (It took me about 30 seconds and a click on a confirmation email to make it happen.)