Obama is a regular dude. Michelle shops in Target and he gives political speeches from peoples’ garages. It might not have scored him votes though since at least one of the homes’ owners isn’t sure she’s voting for him.
Daily Mail:As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe.
So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple’s garage.
In what could be a disastrous photo opportunity for the President’s campaign, Mr Obama spoke to a handful of people in the crucial swing state.
The president’s 15 minute address outside the home of Paul and Val Keller on Friday afternoon, drew a small audience of neighbours and supporters – though even his hosts said they were not sure if they would vote for him in the coming election.
Focusing his speech on home mortgages, Mr Obama said his opponents ‘want to let the housing market hit bottom and just hope for the best,’ a swipe at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who said the foreclosure process should be allowed to run its course.
He urged Congress to pass legislation so homeowners without government-backed loans also can take advantage of the savings when refinancing. The speech came with light audience cheers.
The White House said the chosen couple to meet with and host the president, had benefited from his refinancing initiative, paying $240 less per month in mortgage payments.
Despite this benefit, and a one-on-one meeting with the president in the couple’s kitchen, the couple reported themselves still divided on who they expect to vote for come November…