President Barack Obama is planning an online town hall-style meeting on the White House's Web site this Thursday. The White House says Obama will answer questions about the economy and other topics at WhiteHouse.gov. Visitors to the Web site can determine what questions the president will answer. During his campaign, Obama used the Internet to connect with voters, mobilize supporters and raise a record-shattering amount of money. He has used that online approach during the first months of his presidency.
President George W Bush's administration also took questions online at the White House's Web site.