Obama to hold online town meeting

@xfahctor (14128)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
March 25, 2009 9:12am CST
Ok, heres our chance to ask him some REAL questions. Tomorrow, march 26th he will be holding an online town meeting of sorts and taking questions from the web. Obama to answer questions on the Web tomorrow http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/03/25/obama_to_answer_question_on_the_web_tomorrow/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Latest+news WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is planning an online town hall-style meeting on the White House's Web site this Thursday. The White House says Obama will answer questions about the economy and other topics at WhiteHouse.gov. Visitors to the Web site can determine what questions the president will answer. During his campaign, Obama used the Internet to connect with voters, mobilize supporters and raise a record-shattering amount of money. He has used that online approach during the first months of his presidency. President George W. Bush's administration also took questions online at the White House's Web site. -------- On the Net: http://WhiteHouse.gov/OpenForQuestions
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Just a look at the first couple of answers and it's clear they are being pushed to the top for a reason. They are safe to answer. I doubt very much he'll tackle any that are critical or require more detail to be revealed of the 'great plan for America'. I'm not holding my breath on this one;)
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Dang, I meant the first couple of questions. Lil got me confused...
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
not high yet, but all are shown more favorable than unfavorable.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Don't look for your questions to be the ones picked. THey will pick ones that htey know come from supporters. Not people who are upset with the direction this country is going. Phrase your answer so that it is not clear that you are not happy with what this administration is doing to even have a chance of getting it answers. Oh and I would not mention the constitution at all.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
he he....too late: [i] What are your thoughts on a recent government document demonizing supporters of the constitution, 3rd parties and even a sitting congressman, Ron Paul as well as a legal and constitutional militia group in Missouri that works WITH law enforcment." G D, New Hampshire "Don't you think it's time the federal government got out of education? The NEA and No Child Left Behind have been a disaster. We want our shcools back in our hands, not Washington's. They have failed in nearly every aspect and are ruining education." G D, New Hampshire "Is it still appropriate in a free federal republic for the federal government to be blackmailing and bribing states with highway funds and other money, to corner them in to passing laws they might not otherwise pass? This is an appaling practice." G D, New Hampshire
• United States
25 Mar 09
While I admire your courage to ask those questions (especially in light of the current actions by homeland security) but they ahve no chance of being answered. We do need answers to them. But Obama won't give them to us.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
I'm honestly not worried. As far as I know, we still live in a country with an active cosntitution and I intend to live my life as such. I refuse to cower in fear of what is suposed to be a subserviant agent of my state and my will. I will not allow what happened in other countries, citizens cowering in fear as their governments got bigger and more opressive, I will not allow that to happen here, at least to me.
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
25 Mar 09
You mean like that questions he didn't answer yesterday on tv or totally avoided. No, thanks. One hour of boredom is more than enough. At this point, I don't think that he is going to tell me anything new or different. I already know what he is going to say. I don't need it drilled into my skull. Frankly, I am waiting for the next controversy to pop up this week.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
probably a waste of time, but it's pretty fun so far posing and reading questions he will never answer.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well, that controversy will be the budget, and for the next week probably, too. As far as I can tell, the proposed versions in House and Senate are pretty much similar to Obama's, not much of a surprise there. They'll do some talking, some protesting of items, some pretend bi-partisan work, ... then they'll meet behind closed doors, if necessary persuade some rogue Democrats or friendly Republicans with lots of pork, add some last minute changes nobody is supposed to notice but might have big impact and greatly pave the way... voila, we have a budget. Oh, and that China wants a new global currency. They don't want the currencies pegged to the dollar anymore, which could right now be terribly bad for us. Just more international trouble;)
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
25 Mar 09
"heres our chance to ask him some REAL questions" Yeah right, they'll be censored. At yesterdays press conference he even admitted he had a "list". A real leader who's confident in himself and what he's doing would never use a list. I'll be watching the site though thanks for posting.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Are you asking one X. I see we get to vote on them, I'm all for that. Problem is, I don't want to join the dang site to vote.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
I asked 3 so far: [i] What are your thoughts on a recent government document demonizing supporters of the constitution, 3rd parties and even a sitting congressman, Ron Paul as well as a legal and constitutional militia group in Missouri that works WITH law enforcment." G D, New Hampshire "Don't you think it's time the federal government got out of education? The NEA and No Child Left Behind have been a disaster. We want our shcools back in our hands, not Washington's. They have failed in nearly every aspect and are ruining education." G D, New Hampshire "Is it still appropriate in a free federal republic for the federal government to be blackmailing and bribing states with highway funds and other money, to corner them in to passing laws they might not otherwise pass? This is an appaling practice." G D, New Hampshire