The White House is "Open for Questions"

Love him or hate him…you have to think this is cool.  President Obama, like most candidates, spent a lot of time in town hall meetings when he was campaigning.  Getting out to talk to “real people” is important when you’re trying to be elected to any office.  But it’s also important to try to keep in touch with those same “real people” once you are elected.  That’s not an easy thing to do as president.  It would just be a logistical nightmare from many angles.

But Obama really doesn’t want to lose touch with reality.  He had to fight to keep his blackberry, his email access is limited, he doesn’t have time to sit around and browse the web, I’m sure.  For someone who is used to having those things, I’m sure he probably does feel like he’s losing touch with the public. 

Anyway, the newest thing (that I discovered this morning while it was LIVE) is “Open for Questions”.   People were able to get on the White House’s website and leave questions(in written or video form) and ask the questions that were on their mind.  Then those questions were sifted through and pared down.  After that, folks were able to vote for the questions they most wanted answered.

Then at 11:30 this morning, the White House streamed live video of Obama answering these questions.  You can watch the whole thing here if you feel so inclined.

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  1. Peapodsquadmom
    March 26, 2009 | 10:18 pm

    yeah, i don’t love him but this is definitely way cool!