Greensboro, NC -- Ben LaBolt, a campaign press secretary for President Barack Obama talks about the fight to win NC this year, extending the Bush-era tax cuts and job creation.
WFMY asked several questions and included a question from facebook fan Martha Farlow Lewis.
The questions (which are hard to hear on the recording):
*The President is hoping congress will extend the tax cuts --- but with the way things look, he needs a little more than hope. How do you get those votes?
*If you don't get those votes, how does that play into the campaign? Do you spin it, "I tried to fix it, but the people you voted into Congress wouldn't help?"
*People like more in their wallet, but is this enough? Three years ago the President said if he didn't turn the economy around he would be a one-term President, so is this enough to give him a second term?
*You're about to be here in North Carolina for the convention. The President won the state in 2008. But since then our voters said no to same-sex marriage and the President right after said yes. Our state has a higher unemployment average than the nation. How do you win our state this time?
*The President and VP have been in our state talking up job training as a way to bring jobs. Training is not a quick fix. What else can the President do to move job creation along?
Facebook fan Martha Farlow Lewis Question: What are his ideas for older adult jobs? I am 60 and unemployed due to a small business going under in this weak economy.