Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama Town Hall in Cleveland July 23

Update July 26: the town hall in its entirety:

It's around 2:30 p.m eastern and Obama's about to speak at a town hall in Cleveland. It's live streaming at I'll post video when it's up.
Obama may comment on his comment about the police who arrested Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. I think Obama's response was an emotional response in that he understood Gates.
Update: Obama scooted the deadline to get health care done to the fall. Sen. Harry Reid is also saying nothing til fall. Also, Gibbs qualified Obama's remarks -- looks like Obama is sticking to health care at the town hall. Good move.
On the deadline Obama said: "I want to get it right but I also want to get it done promptly" and as long as he sees people working diligently, he's willing to bend.
Opening remarks:

Read more about Obama's visit in Cleveland here.