The Obama campaign insists President Obama is getting just as rough a going over from the local press types and entertainment outlets as he would from the White House press corps, from which he has stopped taking questions.
Now, this is certainly not the toughest group of presidential inquisitors that I have worked with in my years at the White House. But I submit to you that Obama is still on much safer ground talking to people who are used to covering townhouse fires and the latest alteration in the size of Kim Kardashian’s rear end.
The Republican National Committee has jumped into the fray with a recording of an actual interview Obama recently staged.
Obama is in town three days next week. The thinking among some in the White House press room is that given the recent uproar about him not taking questions from the White House Press corps – stirred by yours truly – and the lack of a White House press conference since March – his only of the year – he will stage a formal news conference next week.
H/T to Erika Johnsen at Hot Air, who ran the RNC video.