Obama's back in town. For the fifth time in 15 months. And as much as I love the guy, I gotta say it: WTF?
Nobody really knows what he's coming for, other than to "talk about the economy."
Newsflash: It still sucks.
Maybe he just wants to let us know he's still working on it. That's nice, but is it worth the cost of flying in the whole White House dog and pony show?
If he just wants to touch base, then Dude. Send a postcard.
*Update August 5, 2009: The trip was to announce a stimulus grant of $2.4B for building components for hybrid cars. That's to be split between 25 states. It's an honorable endeavor and a step in the right direction, though it is unclear how much it will help northern Indiana, where the unemployment rate is brushing up against 20 percent. Every little bit helps. But again ... a special broadcast to a big-screen TV would have done just as well and would have cost us all a whole heckuva lot less.