For the President Elect’s response, click on Robert Gibbs’ video above.
Gibbs’ no-nonsense answer (he is the incoming Press Secretary) is in response to a call for “open questions” from the Obama administration. From the transition team’s website:
During this second round [of questions from the public], we decided to leave the voting open significantly longer, but even with that extra time we were surprised to see the final totals: 103,512 people submitted 76,031 questions and cast 4,713,083 votes. We can now be confident that the success of the first round was not just about a new trick, but just a hint of the willingness of the public to permanently change the way they interact with their government. There’s plenty of room to grow.
So heartening (so heartening!) to see so many signs of the Obama administration’s commitment to a more open, more transparent executive office.