Now that his bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois (but not Wisconsin) is done, President Barack Obama and his family have headed to Martha’s Vineyard for a bit of a vacation.

While I don’t necessarily begrudge President Obama for taking a vacation, I think he handled things bass-ackwards.

Here’s what President Obama did:

  1. Three-day bus tour of just three states in the Midwest.
  2. Announcement that he’ll have a jobs plan to provide to Congress after Labor Day.
  3. Take a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard.

Here’s what President Obama should have done:

  1. Announce a comprehensive jobs plan to address national unemployment and the economy.
  2. Go on a bus tour selling your plan to the American people.
  3. Make Congress give your plan an up-or-down vote.
  4. Maybe then go on a vacation.

I really don’t understand the point of a bus tour of the “Midwest” that doesn’t include states like Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Each of those states are most definitely a part of the Midwest, and they also happen to have higher unemployment rates than Iowa and Minnesota.

Color me underwhelmed.

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3 Responses to President Obama heads to Martha’s Vineyard

  1. Ed Heinzelman says:

    Actually he should announce his jobs program ON LABOR DAY!

  2. JCG says:

    Hit the nail on the head, Zach.

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