Last week, I wrote about a project of The Nation, The Washington Times, and the Personal Democracy Forum, called Ask the President, a website on which users submit questions and then vote on the questions they would like to see asked President Obama at a press conference. The most highly voted questions will then be given to a credentialed journalist, who will ask the most appropriate one if given the opportunity.
The Administration has created its own version of this – with a little more presidential control.
In what is being built as on “online town hall meeting,” President Obama will answer questions about the economy which were submitted to the Open for Questions page on whitehouse.gov, and then voted on by others.
The president will answer the most popular questions on March 26, at 11:30 a.m., live on whitehouse.gov.
As of about 12 hours before the event, 64,243 questions had been submitted. You can still submit your question until 9:30 a.m.