President Obama Holds a Townhall with Facebook

Obama visits Facebook


By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau

April 20, 2011, 8:05 p.m.

Reporting from Palo Alto—

Hoping to rekindle excitement among younger voters, President Obama spoke at a town-hall meeting hosted by Facebook on Wednesday and asked for help in beating back "radical" Republican budget proposals.
He sat on a stage next to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who served as moderator and funneled largely friendly questions to a president who makes extensive use of social media in reaching out to voters.

Zuckerberg confessed to being nervous, but the two bantered easily. Obama made a light reference to the 26-year-old’s billionaire status. In describing his tax plan, Obama said that he and "frankly, you, Mark," can afford to pay "a little more in taxes."
Taking questions submitted through Facebook and from an audience of company employees, Obama advised listeners not to get frustrated by protracted debates in Washington. He conceded that some of his 2008 voters might be asking why progress on many issues hasn’t come sooner. But he urged them not to give up on his agenda.


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One response to “President Obama Holds a Townhall with Facebook

  1. Obama is no more interested in beating back republican radicals than they are in actually trying to block him from another term. Such a put-on for the ignorant masses should be entertaining for those of us who can see the game that’s being played.

    The whole country continues to suffer the pillaging by the elite and Obama is pretending to support the good side as he helps the bad guys pull off the heists of the century!

    The first term saw terrible things continuing that were supposed to be ended. The second term will most likely be worse! In the end we will be licking our wounds as the elite usher in yet another faker! The only person we know will benefit our ordeal no matter what, is Obama.

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