President Obama is taking your questions
January 21st, 2011
01:15 PM ET
3 years ago

President Obama is taking your questions

Washington (CNN) - If you have lingering questions after hearing President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, you may get the chance to ask them.

The president will participate in a live streamed YouTube interview on Thursday January 27th, taking questions posted by members of the YouTube community. According to a statement from the site, the posed questions "should be about 20 seconds long", and users will be able to vote for their favorites. The top choices will be submitted for the president to answer.

This is not the first time President Obama has used YouTube. The White House has its own YouTube channel, which currently has more than 120,000 subscribers.

This interview is the first of many as part of YouTube World View, which YouTube says "will give people around the world the chance to engage in conversation with their elected officials," according to a statement given to CNN. The State of the Union speech, along with the Republican response, will be broadcast live on YouTube.


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  1. wiredweirdoinSF

    How come he appointed Jeff Immelt, the head of a corporation with a dubious record of foreign bribes, a recipient of TARP and "stimulus" funding and the owner of MSNBC (which of course represents Obama's personal gratification news) as head of a committee to find jobs? Sounds like another corrupt deal to me. Probably get, Keith Olberman and Chris Matthew on the FCC next. This president is such a transparent jerk.

    January 21, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Sorry, I was occupied elsewhere on Tuesday. I didn't consider that there was anything worth listening to, or even very honest, that would be presented, in that speech.

    January 21, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Dean

    Here's my question...
    What will you do, beginning in 2013, when you are no longer president?

    January 21, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  4. Nadeem

    This President is definitely transparent with the public. This is good to see.

    January 21, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Larry

    One of the major problems with today’s America is that the smart Mafia guys no longer need to be jockeying for garbage collection contracts and shaking down pimps, because:
    1. They can now easily become Republican Congressional delegates by loudly professing the right wing agenda, and twisting it into any form that will justify the heist that they want to perpetrate.
    2. They can now legitimately fleece the public by simply becoming health insurance executives, Wall Street bankers, medical supplies company executives etc.
    Mr. President your attorney general has just rounded up some of the dumb street level mobsters. When is he rounding up the smart mobsters in the House of Representatives, Wall Street and in the healthcare field? They are the ones that do more harm.

    January 21, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  6. Lahcen

    I am Moroccan, may i give a question to the POTUS. We love your president here.

    January 21, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. diridi

    here is my question. Pres. Obama, we are seeing gas price hike. Why don't you push natural gas usage instead of reg. gas. and why not marketing fuel-efficiency standards set to higher than 35 miles per gallon....when gas goes up, all the prices go up. We need to do some thing at it to bring down inflation. Which make the dollar stronger too. please bring the gas prices lower.

    January 21, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  8. Oh boy

    You know its funny, the last time youtube had a interview for Obama, a question regarding legalizing marijuana was possibly the most popular question asked, and Obama completely ignored it

    January 21, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. The Other Michael in Houston

    I got a question for the President. Mr. President, how good do you think it will feel in November 2012 when you win by a larger margian than you did in 2008?

    January 21, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. Name100% ETH

    This is the right Gallup to figure out the reality. Big lessons for CNN and FOX. At least, more people are participated.

    January 21, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |