Thursday, March 26, 2009

Have A Question For the President

President Obama and the White House have created a space for the average citizen to ask a question of the President. They have created a place on called Open For Questions.
From the website, we're told Obama will be answering some of the questions himself:
We invite you to participate in our community-moderated online town hall. Submit your own question about the economy and vote on submissions from others. We also
encourage you to include a link to a video of yourself asking your question (ideally 30 seconds or less), but text submissions are all you need. Come back on Thursday to watch the President answer some of the most popular submissions live at your question or video -- or vote for the ones you want answered. You know these questions will be better and more pertinent than what the talking heads come up with. The past couple times I've gone to the White House press conferences, we got some great suggestions for questions. Send them directly to Obama.

Check the video at YouTube:


Obama's Online Townhall has begun

The White House is live streaming Obama's townhall from the East Room here. He'll be taking the questions, relating to the economy, that received the most votes in each category. According to the website, "92,920 people have submitted 104,116 questions and cast 3,606,819 votes." The President will also take questions from the audience.Jared Bernstein, V.P. Biden's chief economic adviser (and a blogger) did the intro, he just said, "The goal is to open up the White House to the American people."

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