President Barack Obama Hits The Road
President Obama is taking a roadtrip next week to hear from The People in a series of town hall events and a “rural economic forum.” “The president does anticipate that he’ll detect a little frustration,” said Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman and Secretary of Understatement.
Yes, the Leader of the Free World is taking the (bullet-proof) bus to reconnect with voters, but his tour of Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois could cause even more problems. Republicans are furious because the tour looks like a campaign event, but is being paid for by the government (i.e. taxpayers) instead of Obama’s reelection campaign itself.
Earnest added that much voter frustration is directed at Republicans in Congress, which is true; but the president’s approval ratings aren’t looking so hot either. Conservatives are of course unhappy with the Democratic president, but now his supporters are feeling disappointed or even betrayed. And with the stock market tanking and the U.S. credit rating being lowered for the first time in history, it’s enough to upset anyone.
Finally, I have a bad feeling about what happens when politicians try to talk to people in the Midwest:
But the president got elected by always keeping his cool; maybe it will pay off once again. What would you say to President Obama right now? And if any of DrJay.com’s Midwestern fans are going to be at any of the events, let us know how they go!