This is the live blog from today's CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama. The most recent posts are at the top. To read the full blog from beginning to end, start at the bottom.
1:45 pm EST: Okay, the town hall is over. The audience is gone, John Harwood is gone, the CNBC crew is just about gone, and the president is on his way to Philadelphia, PA for a Democratic fundraiser tonight.
I would have liked more questions asked on some issues, and there might have been more follow up to really get the president to be specific on what he wants to do.
But, what I took from today's town hall is that people are looking for answers—and they are desperate to get them from a US president, who is supposed to have all the solutions, no matter who he is.
Oh well, time for me to spin some more Rick Springfield. I finally found the sound guy.
1:15 pm EST: Okay, I would have to describe the audience as extremely attentive, interested and just plain on edge of their seats, if they had the room. I really think this shows how concerned everyone is. It was a serious group of people for sure.
1:13 pm EST: John Harwood came back for a final bow. He's going to be on CNBC for analysis for the rest of the day.
1:12 pm EST: People still seated, talking, trying to ignore the music I think, I know I am.
1:10 pm EST: Okay, Elvis, I mean Barack has left the room and probably the building in a few minutes. Everyone stays put till he actually does leave...the building. Oh no, the music is back. Kiss???? Gees.