What if the President came to town but nobody cared? Did you catch the arrival ceremony at McCarren Airport? The only one there to greet him was the Mayor of Las Vegas. Although invited, none of the State and local elected officials showed up.
Even Harry “Pinkey” Reid was busy doing other things.
The news footage had no scenes of the crowds of citizens jostling to get a glimpse of Obama. That’s because no one was there. It was mentioned that a couple of families came to let their kids see a president. But that was at the hotel. A “Green” hotel called “Element”.
The choice of lodging was apparently to underscore the premiere of Obama’s “Energy Plan”. This coming on the heels of his veto of the Keystone pipeline project. Keystone would have tapped Canada’s oil resources and virtually eliminated middle eastern oil. Instead it will now go to his friends the Chinese. On well.
Did he come to Nevada to announce his plan to end the housing crisis? No.
Did he come to Nevada to announce his plan to ease the unemployment crisis? No.
He came to Vegas to tout his own agenda and illustrate to Nevadan voters that he lives in his own little world.