Interactive Town Hall w/ Pres. Obama

The Article: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/obamas-interactive-town-hall-meeting/?hp

Summary: Continuing his round the country town hall trip, Obama held an online town hall, where computer-users can send in questions to Obama and he will answer them in a live webcast.

My Two Cents:I understand Obama wants to continue his technology-focus that helped him so much in the campaign, but I’m bothered by the way this is presented (and how it was during the campaign). When your aides are filtering the questions and only a handful of questions get answered, that is not direct communication and democracy. When aides can handpick the questions, are you really going to get the tough ones that stump the president? How is this any different from a debate?

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