April Ryan’s Sit-Down Interview With President Obama

By: April Ryan – aprildryan.com

President Barack Obama is making the rounds on his media blitz just before the Presidential elections of 2012 to pursade undecided voters to cast that critical ballot for his re-election bid on November 6th.

Hurricane Sandy has President Obama changing his schedule today putting a possible national television morning show in flux. He will not travel to Orlanda today due to deteriorating weather conditions in the Washington, DC area. The President will return to the White House to monitor the preparations for and early response to Hurricane Sandy. Rewinding back to Friday at The White House, the President gave 10 exclusive interviews with local and national media outlets. Those interviews included some local TV stations and national interviews with questions and answers from MTV, targeting the youth voter. The final round of questions came around 6 pm Friday night with April Ryan, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief of the American Urban Radio Networks. The interview was short but focused on urban and minority issues. President Obama physically looked upbeat and in great spirits, yet, there were hints of a long tiring day in the sound of his voice during the almost 14 minute exclusive interview.

Listen to the complete interview :

With April Ryan, The President answered a follow up question from December 2009 on the State of Black America; he also addressed issues of a targeted approach for the continuing disproportionately high black unemployment rate. The President dismissed notions about a decline in the numbers of women voters supporting him as some polls are concluding. President Obama also discussed his early voting in his hometown polling place. On the topic of voting, a question that begged an answer, how is the U.S. Justice Department engaged in any voting irregularities around the country? And lastly, the President answered a final question on why should black America vote for you again when there are concerns about the black unemployment rate, some very vocal concerns over his decision on gay marriage, and a perceived lack of engagement in the black community. The President made the case on all three questions.

Seven minutes was slated for the interview. The interview lasted almost 14 minutes. The questions were pulled from an array queries from different areas like those reported on at the White House, questions from social media and conversations with black leaders.

Meanwhile, Governor Mitt Romney has only done an interview with one black media outlet. That outlet is Black Enterprise. Several outlets to include Black Entertainment Television and April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks were promised interviews but never received them.


Comments

  1. This was a great interview. Thank you Jesus for allowing President Obama the time to continue to move this country forward. He said 4 years ago it would get worst before it got better and it did. He said we would not feel many of the changes for the better in what he would and could do until 2016 and 2020. He has done a great job and will continue to do a great job. His 8 years is just to get things lined up for a better United States of America. It was just that bad. Go Obama/Biden 2012.

  2. RE: VALID ID vs VALID CITIZENSHIP ID
    1) Is it true that anyone can get a valid non-driver ID from DMV’s or SS numbers from the SS Administration if a non citizens, but why isn’t a valid citizenship ID required to guarantee that only citizens will vote?
    2) What is this President doing to guarantee 1 citizen 1 vote … and why did his Justice Dept refuse to share ICE database info in real time w. Boards of Election during the mid term election?

  3. RE: VALID ID vs VALID CITIZENSHIP ID

    Anyone can get a valid non-driver ID from DMV’s or SS numbers from the SS Administration if they are non citizens, but why isn’t a valid citizenship ID required to guarantee that only citizens will vote? What is this President doing to guarantee 1 citizen 1 vote … and why wasn’t his Justice Dept sued for refusing to share ICE database info w. Boards of Election during the mid term election?

  4. Great questions April. He has the same talking points wherever and whenever he is asked tough questions. There are no details nor specifics that he can tell black America about his plans to improve black unemployment. It is because he doesn’t intend to do anything. So, why trust anything that he says? Until he can bring specifics to the table don’t trust him, Romney, or anybody else in the government.

  5. john dortmunder says:

    All about race, always has been, always will be.

    • It’s not all about race, it’s about a major problem in America right now which is one particular segment of our population is out of work at a greater proportion than other segments. That is a problem for all of us.

      • Der ObaMeinFuhrer says:

        Yep Stacey a greater portion of one race is suffering under more unemployment than another…..and what race is that Stacey? And why is it so much more profound under the amazing leadership of the brightest man ever to be born much less be President? Double down on stupid Stacey, vote for 4 more years of this misery….I mean…how bad can it get?

        • I think you should read my comments on this page again and you will see my opinion of this President. I don’t think Obama nor Romney has answers. They are deflections when the real culprits are the 2 Satanic parties that they work for. The Republican and Democratic parties need to be done away with. They mean the hardworking American people no good. Both parties have sold us out to serve the needs of major corporations.

          • I actually got her because I was following an image I wanted to download. But I got caught up in your posts – as happens. I thought I would jump in to say I’m from Massachusetts and I’ve very comfortable voting for Romney. He’s obviously a lousy campaigner – but he is a very capable man. Although it’s demanded that he give all these “social issues” opinions in campaigns, I don’t recall him ever getting involved in them when governing. His interest and talent was in making the state as a whole successful – so “jobs” and “debt” and financial success for the country, in my experience, will top his “To-Do” list. Plus, he isn’t a Washington insider – that, to me, counts for a lot :)
            Hope this helps. Thanks.

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