Obama’s Video Message to the Ivory Coast

With fighting in the Ivory Coast hopefully coming to an end, President Obama recorded a video message to the people of the Ivory Coast, who have been enmeshed in a fierce battle between the country’s elected leader, President Alassane Ouattara, and Laurent Gbagbo who has been fighting to hold on to power.

ABC News’ Jake Tapper wonders in a blog post how many people in the country would actually see the video. He reports that the video was broadcast via traditional media — on television and radio — and thousands of views have been tallied in the U.S., France and in the Ivory Coast.