The public got only one glimpse of Barack Obama on Thursday, March 26 — the 66th day of his presidency, and the most intense so far in an administration that has been defined by its intensity.
The event was an online town hall designed to show the president as accessible, informed, in control.
The cable networks and other media — whose daily scorekeeping mentality and 24/7 obsessiveness is the subject of both scorn and fascination among President Obama’s equally obsessive political team members — covered it live. And both sides scored it a success.
Away from the cameras, a lot more was going on…