President Obama will be here in Cincinnati again today at an outdoor event at Eden Park, announcing a new trade case against China over auto parts, always a good sell here.
President Barack Obama brings his re-election campaign and message about rebuilding the middle class back to Cincinnati today, to Eden Park.
His speech is expected at about 12:30 p.m. in Seasongood Pavilion. He’ll reiterate his emphasis on the middle class and “highlight the clear choice in this election between moving our country forward to an economy built from the middle out or returning to the same top-down economics that failed middle-class families in the past.”
If he’s smart (and he is) he’ll have that big KOI Auto Parts warehouse off I-71 northwest of the park in the background, or at least point it out to the pool reporters there during his speech, or both.
As I said, Hamilton County is most likely going to decide if Obama wins Ohio or not. There’s a reason why the President has made two personal campaign stops in less than two months here, and I’m betting he’ll be back at least once again before November 6, probably a big rally down the home stretch like the one I was at four years ago. He became the first Democrat to take Hamilton County since 1964 then, he’ll need to do so again to win the state.
Meanwhile, the Enquirer is complaining about the traffic. Already.
Expect traffic delays today on Interstate 71/75 and the Brent Spence Bridge as President Obama makes his way from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
While the U.S. Secret Service and Cincinnati police do not divulge the presidential motorcade’s exact route for security reasons, Obama usually flies into CVG and travels into Cincinnati along northbound I-71/75.
Which is true, but not until 11 AM or so, I’d expect, still it wouldn’t be an Enquirer story about Obama being in town without complaining about the traffic. Maybe he’ll stop by Gold Star or Empress Chili this time, since he was at Skyline in July. Equal opportunity chili eater and all that.
But I’m glad to see the President taking campaigning here seriously. He knows it’s nowhere close to a done deal yet, no matter what Politico has to say this morning.