Obama's Next Softball Interview: Us Weekly
Romney turned down opportunity
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 16, 2012 9:34 AM CDT
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.

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Oct 16, 2012 10:02 PM CDT
I can only remember one tough Obama interview the last 4 years...The Univision interview...
Oct 16, 2012 12:59 PM CDT
If I couldn't talk without reading a script on a teleprompter, I wouldn't want to participate in a real news conference either.
Oct 16, 2012 12:11 PM CDT
Romney’s face looks wrong, his voice and gestures. It isn’t just the lying, we expect and, frankly, deserve nothing else. He is really quite insane and anyone who looks into his eyes and doesn’t see it???,,,,,,,,,,