This is BIG news!
Hell is freezing over. Pigs are flying. Obama faced the White House press corps today, the first time since March 2012.
He had no choice, I suppose, after Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign senior adviser, sounded like a blithering idiot yesterday morning, trying to defend Obama's failure to make himself available to the press and his failure to be transparent on Fast and Furious.
Also, as Mark Levin notes, Obama ran to the microphone today so he could exploit the awful remarks of U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin.
From FOX News:
President Obama, in a rare press conference Monday, disputed accusations that he’s running an unfairly negative re-election campaign – as he emerged to take questions from the White House press corps amid mounting criticism that he’s been ducking them.
The president answered a wide range of questions during the 20-minute question-and-answer session, including on whether a super PAC ad implied Mitt Romney played a role in the death of a steelworker’s wife.
“I don’t think Governor Romney was somehow responsible for the death of that woman,” said Obama, who quickly pivoted to say he didn’t approve that ad.
The call for Obama to answer questions from White House reporters follows a recent series of interviews he has given to such news outlets as People magazine, Entertainment Tonight and a local-radio station in which he talked about his favorite chili.
Obama is having a rough go of it.
Of course he can't make himself accessible to the WH press. He doesn't want to answer questions. He can't be transparent.
Obama has too much to hide.
He's spent months avoiding accountability, instead choosing to "Slow Jam the News" and yap with Nancy O'Dell.
The thing is Obama can avoid the press and stick to the entertainment circuit, but he can't avoid the reality of his record as president. We, the American people, live it every day, and it's not good.
So why are we focusing on the Missouri U.S. Senate race?
I know Republicans need to pick up every seat in the Senate that they can. The Claire McCaskill - Todd Akin race matters.
But let's not lose focus on what Obama has done to the American people and the damage he's done to the country and the issues that matter most in this election.