It was an amazing piece of of cyber-theatre. The President of the United States “streaming” on my computer. He was answering questions from thousands of Americans who Emailed the White House with their queries.
A Cyber-Town-Hall meeting.
Sort of reminded me of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chats” on radio that helped America through some pretty tough times.
Mr. Obama made it a point to “get out from behind the podium”, to meander around the room, filled with adoring subjects…uh…audience members. Very media savvy, I thought. Maybe a bit staged.
I glanced through the questions that were posted on the White House web site. Most looked pretty normal. There were lots of people watching. Plenty of hits for the White house web site.