Snowden:'This is the thing I think we begin to forget when we focus too much on a single candidate. The current president of the US, (Obama), campaigned on a platform of ending mass surveillance in the United States. He said no more warrantless wiring tapping. He said he’d investigate and end criminal activities that had occurred under the prior administration….And we all put a lot of hope in him because of this. Not just people in [the US]…but people in Europe and...around the world...we believed that because the right person got into office everything would change...once he took that office we saw that he actually didn’t fulfill those campaign promises...We should be cautious about putting too much faith or fear into elected officials...at the end of the day, this is just a president.'