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    Obama on Leno

    I always thought it was stupid for a presidential candidate to go on crap shows such as SNL, Leno, Letterman and stuff.
    I see this as nothing but a cheep campaign stunt, but I guess he feels that he can just campaign his way through his presidency.

    But then again why should I be surprised?? After all when it comes to B.O. its all about making history no matter what he does.

    Obama to make history with Leno as he becomes the first sitting president to appear on chat show


    Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a late night chat show tomorrow when he is a guest of comedian and writer Jay Leno.

    While most of the people on The Tonight show will promote a film or record, Mr Obama will be pushing his economic rescue plan for America.

    Critics accused him of dumbing down the presidency and of blurring the line between politics and entertainment.
    White House press spokesman Robert Gibbs said the show provided a 'unique audience' for the President to get his message across.
    'We don't look at it as a process of demonstrating the President's sense of humour,' he said.

    Rather, it was a chance 'to explain the economic situation we are in'.

    Mr Obama has attempted to use various outlets to get across the importance of his $787 billion stimulus package.
    He has given a live TV address to the nation, regular press conferences and even broadcast messages on YouTube.

    Leno's show has five million viewers each night, but NBC executives are hoping to double that figure for the 10-minute appearance of the President.

    Mr Obama has appeared on the chat show before while a presidential candidate. Such appearances are seen as a potent tool in winning over voters.

    It is also the chance for politicians to appear less serious by cracking jokes with the host.

    Despite the problems facing the U.S., Mr Obama still retains huge popularity among Americans.

    But his appearance with Leno has angered many political reporters. Magazine US News and World report carried the headline: 'Obama's Jay Leno Tonight gig will diminish his presidency.'

    White House aides said the President was anxious to use other media, other than the traditional press corps, to get his message across.

    The pre-recorded interview at NBC's Burbank studios will follow a 'town hall' style meeting the President is holding in Los Angeles.

    The two-month-old Obama administration has already won passage of the $787 billion package aimed at lifting the Us economy out of recession.

    But Mr Obama's record $3.55 trillion budget plan faces opposition from Republicans, and some Democrats, over its high costs and bold moves on healthcare, education and global warming.

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    Another political move to rally the troops because he is failing!

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    Not only is he failing, but now he's beginning to look like he's failing.
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    I wonder if he'll have his teleprompter with him?
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    LOL! A +1 for the retiree.

    I heard his teleprompter failed him earlier.

 

 

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