The Electronic President Obama

President Barack Obama will take more questions today. He will be in the same room as Tuesday except it will not be the press core. This time the questions will be submitted via the Internet and in person, as part of a political strategy to engage Americans directly. By 7 a.m. Thursday, the White House Web site had already logged more than 77,000 questions. President Obama will go down in history as the first wired President as he built a grass roots movement that raised unheard-of money over the campaign season. He is using the same online network to speak unfiltered to the country. There has been worry American will be Obama’d out. After Leno, 60 minutes, town halls and then the Tuesday second in six-week press conference. He is the best option right now and at this time they need to play for their strengths. Right now, President Obama is a star and he is playing that card. Some circles want him to back off the throttle on the public engagements and keep it to when there is success to report so it does not sound like he is saying the same things over and over with very little changing. This not free wheeling the questions is to be in the realms of energy, health care, and education. The questions will be from the Web site, YouTube and an audience of about 100 people representing teachers, nurses, and small-business employees.

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She used to love her heroine
But now she’s underground
So you stay out late at night
And you do your coke for free
Drivin’ your friends crazy
With your life’s insanity
W. Axl Rose My Michelle (1987)

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