Obama's Next Campaign Stop: Chat Rooms!

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President Obama has scheduled a "hangout" in a Google-powered video chat room, apparently to attract hip young voters who use all that newfangled social media stuff, according to a White House announcement Monday.

Basically, here's how the chat -- scheduled to take place Jan. 30 -- works (and gives you a false sense of having a voice in the American political system).

You can upload questions to YouTube, and the queries which are said to be most popular -- as tallied by users' votes -- will be answered by the president in a live, 45-minute video conference on Google+ Hangout.

This is kinda like several of the YouTube-based "Town Hall" meetings Obama has hosted in the past, except some of the individuals who submit questions will be asked to "interview" Obama directly, via a live video stream.

Call us old fashioned, but something leaves Runnin' Scared to think that maybe -- just maybe -- you lose that whole holding-electeds-feet-to-the-fire thing when you don't have IRL interviews, where reporters and non-media folk alike can catch a pol off guard.

But, you know, who doesn't like some well rehearsed quotes -- those perfect little sound bytes that just cheerlead a nation in peril?

Anyway, the chat is part of the Obama Administration's efforts to bolster social media engagement, The Associated Press reports. For the rest of the week, officials will be using Tuesday's State of the Union to springboard discussions. You can see the rest of the schedule here.


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T_bird-08
T_bird-08

you only want to stop chat rooms so nobody can talk about your alluminati buisness that is why you KILLED michael jackson you need to get rid of yourself you are a fraud stop killing people for your own entertainment and to try rule the world... get your backside out of araq you are worse than hitler... you try convince the world you are doing it for the better good but all you are doing it for is your own benifit... the world will never be a better place whilst you are still in it!!!! if i had my own way you wouldnt people like michael jackson were GODS you will never be you rip off merchant of a foraign git... you just keep yourself raking in the money but as you can already see britain is taking your down fall and how has that come about... ooooh yeah cos we are part of the illuminati!!!! if this country dont do as you say then we are foooked..... dont you worry i have a special source in your so called illuminati and i am going to reveal you for what you are.... time is an essance and you will smell. i will dot myself around the internet letting your secrets out because i can. like i say time is of the essance..................

Frenchy
Frenchy

Lets label them out:Flat earth theorists,Hollow earth theorists,ET offspring theorists,Hollow moon theorists,Ancient alien theorists,Moon landing conspirators,Lincoln lived conspirators,Illuminati conspirators,Evolution disbelievers,

Please for the sake of all thats good, right, and holy get a job, get a life, and get a clue.  

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