Is Obama actually going to get some real questions? Looks like handling the press that is not kneeling down in fawning supplication isn’t as much fun:
An exasperated Barack Obama scurried away Monday from the toughest news conference of his campaign, telling reporters who kept shouting questions that he’d spent enough time on the grill.
“Come on! I just answered, like, eight questions,” Obama, looking surprised, told shouting reporters as he fled the room. “We’re running late.”
The first question was about a private talk an Obama economic adviser had with a Canadian official – reportedly saying that the harshness of Obama’s criticisms of the North American Free Trade Agreement was for political show.
Last week, Obama denied an initial media report about the conversation. But after a Canadian government memo surfaced, he acknowledged yesterday there was a conversation.
“When I gave you that information, that was the information that I had at the time,” he said. His camp still disputes the memo’s account of the discussion.
That was the information I had at the time? Oh come on Bambi – nobody lets a Republican get away with that answer.
The questioning then turned to Obama’s links to ex-fund-raiser Tony Rezko, who went on trial in Chicago Monday on corruption charges. A reporter asserted Obama hadn’t fully answered journalists’ questions on Rezko.
Obama insisted he had – during a past news conference with Chicago media. But another persisted that questions remain unanswered, such as ones about fund-raisers Rezko held for him.
Obama replied, “These requests, I think, can just go on forever. …” He said the “pertinent” information had been provided.
When Obama declared the press conference over, one reporter yelled that he was dodging questions just minutes after claiming he wasn’t.
Oh yes – its all the fault of Hillary Clinton, those questions on Rezko, isn’t it Barry?