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The most interesting (and silly) questions Obama didn't answer in Twitter town hall

July 6, 2011 |  1:15 pm

Obama and Jack Dorsey of Twitter

President Obama spent more than an hour Wednesday answering questions during the first "Twitter Townhall @ the White House." At his side was Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey serving as the stiff, sweaty and serious emcee.

While the president answered many questions about jobs, the debt and taxes, as well as letting America know that he doesn't think "the continuing decline in the housing market is something that hasn't bottomed out," there were several controversial questions that weren't fed to him by any of the eight "moderators."

Some of the unanswered questions were serious, some were not. Kevin Rhea asked a simple question that could have been answered in one syllable, "will Vice President Biden run on your ticket in 2012?"

Another Twitter user asked, "does it bug you that the tea party hates you, when youve upheld or magnified all the policies of the bush administration?"

After the jump many more silly and interesting unanswered questions that appeared on Twitter with the hashtag #askobama.

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Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama tweets during his first ever Twitter Town Hall in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 6, 2011. Joining the president at right is Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Credit: REUTERS/Larry Downing.

Andrew Malcolm is on assignment.

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