President Obama to hold Press Conference September 10
From The Hill. President Obama will hold a press conference next Friday.
The White House announced Thursday that President Obama will hold a press conference next Friday.
Obama will face reporters days before lawmakers return to Washington for a final session of Congress before the mid-term election. The president is pushing Congress to move a small business bill he argues would help the flagging economy.
Democrats appear to be at risk of a drubbing at the polls, and are in danger of losing the House and Senate.The president has come under fire for going long periods of time without taking questions. This will be his first press conference in several months, though he did take some questions from reporters at the G20 meeting in June.
At this point, it is too early to tell if the news conference will be in primetime or during the day.
Let's hope he learned his lesson and we don't have any unwise comments that will lead to a Beer Summit! My guess is that he wants to:
get the message out about his small business bill (and other pending
legislation the GOP can't wait to stall longer) before Congress
returns/put pressure on GOP
-maybe try to be pro-active about addressing 9/11 anniversary, pleading with people like Newt not to make it political or Islam-bashing.
-highlight the historic peace negotitations going on between Israel and Palestine.
Now which question do you think will be asked by the media first:
1. Could you update us on the peace process?
2. What do you have to say about polling that shows 20% of people think your're a Muslim? (If it's Fox News) Can you confirm today you are not?
3. What is your response to Glen Beck's rally?My guess is # 2 or #3 given the pretty narrow-minded media we have.