It was porn for political junkies — for nearly and hour and a half President Obama stood in the lion’s den and answered questions head on from Republicans from their Retreat in Baltimore.

So much for the whole “Obama can’t talk without a teleprompter” thing.

Some GOP aides have reportedly said that it was a mistake to televise it, and 20 minutes before it was over, one of the news networks, the one favored by conservatives, cut away.