| President Obama rolled out his health care road show yesterday before a fawning audience at a town hall meeting here that was a far cry from the “vigorous debate” he promised on the controversial plan that has sparked bitter protests across the nation.|
“It was obviously packed with Obama’s supporters, and I don’t think that it was especially effective. I don’t think he convinced anybody who doesn’t already support it,” said Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
“I think it would have been better had there been opponents asking some tough questions,” he added. “Obama no doubt can handle them.”
....Even the president seemed self-conscious about the lack of tough queries coming his way.
“I don’t want people thinking I’ve got a bunch of plants here,” Obama said, as he asked for contrary views
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
About that girl at the Obama campaign rally..townhall.
Plant. Not that was a surprise, the crowd was pre-screened and threw so many softballs at him even Obama realized it was looking awful.