March 24, 2009

WHAT CAN HE CONCEIVABLY HAVE TO SAY THAT ANYONE NEEDS TO HEAR?:

White House Cheat Sheet: Obama In Primetime (Chris Cillizza, 3/24/09, Washington Post: The Fix)

Over the past five days Obama has conducted several one-on-one interviews -- one with Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show", another with Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes" -- and hosted a series of town hall meetings on the west coast in which he addressed the AIG brouhaha but tonight will be his toughest audience yet in his recent push to quell anger over the bonuses and return the focus to passing his budget blueprint.

Expect Obama to follow the outline utilized in his first prime-time press conference on February 9 -- introductory remarks designed to frame the context for those watching at home followed by a dozen (or so) questions from reporters. (In his first press conference Obama took 13 questions -- five of which centered on the economy.)

Obama likely will filibuster a question or two, spending considerable time expounding on his economic policies in order to limit the total number of questions asked.


The more he talks the lower he falls in the estimation of even his fans in the press, so why trot him out again?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2009 8:02 AM
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