In the stage-managed event, questions for Obama came from a live audience selected by the White House and the college, and from Internet questions chosen by the administration’s new-media team. Of the seven questions the president answered, four were selected by his staff from videos submitted to the White House Web site or from those responding to a request for “tweets.”
The president called randomly on three audience members. All turned out to be members of groups with close ties to his administration: the Service Employees International Union, Health Care for America Now, and Organizing for America, which is a part of the Democratic National Committee. White House officials said that was a coincidence.
Oh those crazy coincidences! I tell ya, they are just crazy man. The sad fact is this. Our politicians are largely too damned cowardly to actually have an open town hall, without pre-screened, hand-picked questions and audience plants. There is no reality left in politics, no wonder so many Americans are fed up with all of these nimrods.