Obama Bus Tour Stop #5: Guttenberg, IA
August 16th, 2011
12:36 PM ET

Obama Bus Tour Stop #5: Guttenberg, IA

After spending the night in Decorah and a morning workout at a local gym, President Obama's bus and the motorcade took off for Day 2 of his Midwest Bus Tour. First stop of the day was breakfast in Guttenberg, Iowa with a handful of rural small business owners. On the menu this morning? Two eggs and wheat toast and conversations with local business owners on the challenges of the current state of the economy. Focusing on the rural economy is the White House's focus today as the president will speak at the Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, IA later today.

Topics: Bus Tour • President Obama • The Visuals

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  1. The Elephant in The Room

    All this is good but the President is REACTING instead of leading.

    He comes across as capable but not naturally conversant on topics of business, growth, profits, employees, markets, competitiveness, etc. He`d better get some new friends to kick it with so that he bathes in this [as opposed to constitutuional law] over the next 6 months. Familiarity on these subjects will need to flow naturally on the caimpaign trail. Today, they don`t.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  2. dilberth

    California had their governator. Now the entire Untied States has the assassinator. Which one of these two individuals is worthy of any respect? Assassinating Bin Ladin is Obama's crowning achievement-so far.

    August 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @dilbirth; don't forget now! The right-wingers claim that's what the President of the UNITED STATES ought to at least have been, A GOVERNOR, if not a business man. Oooooh...remember? George Bush was a governor! Many candidates running or who ran on the GOP ticket were governors. Californias' 'GOVERNATOR' hails from the GOP side of the room. What do you mean calling OBAMA an assassinator? LIE! Even historically, AMERICA is known in the whole world for HER assassinators! That's one thing SHE'S good at! SAD.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:23 am |