AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) posts a weekly Webletter to members, such as myself. In the Friday, October 19th issue, they featured exclusive interviews with President Obama and former Governor Romney, wherein they “discussed the future of Medicare and Social Security, the health of the economy and Washington gridlock — all major concerns for older Americans.”
The article did start with the disclaimer, “As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, AARP neither endorses nor contributes to political candidates.” They take this seriously, and strive for fair reporting.
Before linking you to the article, however, I will, in my partisan way, point out one telling difference to the interviews: President Obama made the time to actually sit down with a live interviewer, giving his answers candidly and in his own voice. Candidate Romney couldn’t find the time to do so, so his interview was conducted via e-mail. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not he actually answered the questions?
To read the full interviews, please click here.