Obama's Next Softball Interview: Us Weekly Romney turned down opportunity By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Oct 16, 2012 9:34 AM CDT 57 comments Comments President Barack Obama makes phone calls to volunteers at an Organizing for America field office, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Williamsburg, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Newser) – President Obama hasn't done a full press conference in a while, notes Politico, but he's now taking not-so-hard-hitting questions from readers of a gossip mag. Us Weekly is soliciting readers' questions to be answered in an issue arriving on newsstands Friday, Oct. 26. Obama will take queries "about his platform, his opponent, life at home in the White House with Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and Bo, touring America on the campaign trail, his favorite celebs (Beyoncé and Jay-Z, perhaps?), and more!" the magazine proclaims. Mitt Romney turned down the magazine's offer.