I have mixed feelings about what I think about President ‘going soft’ and not doing press conferences with the press corps yet going to magazines like Glamour for sitdown interviews. On the one hand, do you blame him? It is easy and he IS trying to overwhelmingly capture the women vote (you have heard the Democratic mantra about a ‘war on women’) so focusing on media outlets that more women read than men might make for good political strategy.
On the other hand, it does open him up to fair criticism that he is avoiding the sharper questions others would pose to him – especially from the press corps during press conferences.
There is an easy solution to avoid the criticism — do both and do the press conferences often. Don’t avoid the rest of us while you do the other.
And yes, of course, our ON THE RECORD at 10pm invitation to the President remains open – any time, any place. Of course, I would go to him to minimize any inconvenience…and he would get the same interview Governor Romney would get.