First, MoveOn was doing it, in preparation for last week's AIG hearing. Now The Washington Times, Personal Democracy Forum, The Nation, and Change.org are doing it, too ...
If you've ever had a question for President Obama that you wish you could ask at a press conference, you're in luck. A new initiative called Ask the President aims to do just that.
The site lets you post a video or text question for President Obama and vote on your favorites. Then the project's three partners -- Personal Democracy Forum, The Nation, and The Washington Times -- will get a credentialed journalist to ask one of the most popular questions at every press conference. (Change.org is also a sponsor.)
source: March 20th change.org e-newsletter
In looking into this a little more, I found this on the MSNBC website:
NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd wants to know what questions you'd like for him to ask President Obama during his prime time news conference next Tuesday night? Send him your ideas here.
If a reader goes to that website and posts a question for Chuck, then Chuck is responding to the readers' questions.