President Obama briefly halted the rallies and stumping Friday to make his case to voters through the media.
The president sat for 10 interviews with various outlets, including MTV, talk radio and seven local news stations in battleground states.
Obama’s media marathon was tailored to reach the voters he needs most. He talked to young people on MTV, chatting about marriage, Facebook and his daughters and dating. He reached African American voters in an interview with the Urban Radio Network. Voters in Reno, Denver, Des Moines, Charlotte, Columbus, Milwaukee and Miami saw Obama on the local news.
The president was asked about security at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, repeating that the matter was being fully investigated. Asked whether the results of that probe ought to be released before election day, Obama told 9NEWS in Denver that linking the investigation to the campaign was politicizing the attack.
“The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out what happened,” Obama said. “We want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people. We’re going to bring those folks to justice.”