Monday, February 09, 2009

Changing Policy

Even though supporters wanted to act childishly and try to shout down people with tough questions, Obama proved today that he's changing the tone of public forums. This, no matter what your political leaning, is a good thing.

Obama’s Unscreened Town Hall Audience Is Clean Break From Bush’s Supporters-Only Public Events

Today, President Obama hosted a town hall meeting in Elkhart, IN — which faces the nation’s fastest-rising unemployment rate — to promote his recovery and reinvestment plan. As the Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin notes, Obama traveled to relatively unfriendly territory: Obama lost the county to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 44 percent to 56 percent. Despite [...]

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