Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Primetime Tuesday

At 7:00 tonight, President Obama will take to the airwaves in en effort to sell his economic plan to the American public for a second time.

Poll numbers conducted since his initial unveiling of his economic proposals have shown significant decline in the past weeks. As the public begins to further educate themselves on the details, the more opposed they have become.

The whole country has watched as political softballs were lobbed towards the President in heavily scripted and rehearsed press conferences.

But tonight marks an historic opportunity for the news media: With Obama's popularity shrinking everyday, will they now begin to uphold their journalistic obligation to ask the tough questions the public wants to know?

The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the more centrist Politico.com all have articles regarding what they want to hear asked of Obama this evening.

The questions are hard hitting and warrant answers. They range from "Who are you listening to most regarding economic policy?" to "What has been your biggest mistake and what have you learned from it?"

I sincerely hope that we see a genuine back and forth between the media and the President and not another teleprompter assisted, recapitulated performance from Obama.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be quite a show tonight. Though I too won't hold my breath on tough questions