Seeing that the Republican presidential candidates are mounting up the pressure on him on his economic policies in key battle ground states, President Obama has decided to hit the campaign trail.
On August 15th, President Obama will set out on a bus tour of the Midwest to refocus his attention on growing the flailing U.S. economy. The White House didn't clearly make an announcement as to which cities he'd be heading into, but it's quite clear that Obama will make stops in all the mid-west battle ground states.
It's hard to believe that he won all the mid-west battleground states in 2008, but now, he faces up hill battle against potential Republican nominees. Mid-west was hit hard by the recession, and Republicans are cleverly using it against President Obama. Most notably, Mitt Romney is campaigning on the message of "Obama isn't Working." Well, he should look himself in the mirror and ask what makes him think he'd be any better.
Aside from injecting the much needed enthusiasm to his supporters, President Obama's main focus of this bus tour is to put the best face on the debt deal he signed on August 2nd. It's no secret that majority of Obama supporters, which includes me, came out enraged, and rightly so. Because this debt deal does nothing to create jobs.
No wonder, Vice President Biden said right after the deal was signed, they'd thoroughly focus jobs. One would ask, HOW? If they didn't include job creating measures in this deal, what makes you think its going part of the second part of this deal. It's interesting to see how Pres. Obama going sell these points to people in mid-west - when most of them are actually looking for to put food on the table!
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