President Barack Obama made political theater last week when he fielded questions from Republicans. Politics watchers on both sides of the aisle loved the sparkling Q&A, and now a coalition of Democrats and Republicans is demanding he repeat the process, in regular debates akin to Britain’s Questions for the Prime Minister. But the White House says no. Why? Could more direct dialogue help Obama get his message out? Could it benefit the republic?
Questions for the President?
David Corn - Mother Jones magazine - @DavidCornDC, Mindy Finn - Empowered Women - @mindyfinn, Susan Jacoby - journalist and author, Robert Guest - Washington Correspondent, Economist, Eric Dezenhall - Dezenhall Resources