Wow! Local News Reporter Asks Obama About Libya, Crony Capitalism and Civility
Matt Welch absolutely humiliated Douglas Brinkley by quoting the first five questions he asked President Obama for the recent Rolling Stone interview:
- Let's start with how the campaign has been going. Ever since the first debate, Romney has abruptly shifted his position on a whole host of issues, from his tax plan to financial regulation.
- Many observers have commented on how Romney has misrepresented or even changed his positions in this last leg of the campaign – that he's been like a chameleon on plaid. Do you feel that he has lied to the American people?
- Where were you when you first saw Romney's speech in Boca Raton about the 47 percent? What was your first reaction?
- What has surprised you the most about the Republican campaign this year?
- Do you have any fear that Roe v. Wade could be overturned if the Republicans win the presidency and appoint another Supreme Court justice?
And here are the only four questions local reporter Kyle Clark asked the most powerful man in the country earlier today:
- Were the Americans under attack at the consulate in Benghazi Libya denied requests for help during that attack? And is it fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and we'll all find out after the election?
- Were they denied requests for help during the attack?
- In a national address, you touted the stimulus money going to Abound Solar - a Colorado company connected to one of your billionaire fundraisers. Now, as you may know, Abound Solar is out of business and under criminal investigation. The jobs are gone and taxpayers are out about 60 million dollars. How do you answer critics who see Abound Solar as Colorado's Solyndra - a politically connected clean energy company that went under and took our money with it?
- Mr. President, you've called for more civility in our nation's political conversation - and much has obviously been made about the tone of this race. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, you called Governor Romney a "bullshitter." What did you mean and why did you choose that word?
When a local news reporter shows up the entire national media enterprise, I'm impressed.
You have to see how Obama handles the questions. He's probably beginning to think there really is something about Colorado that affects his performance there.