June 23rd, 2012 | Published in Stage and Street
President Obama’s June 14th visit to Tri-C metro was the latest in a swarm of recent appearances by both candidates which have been gauged toward swaying the vote in this state their way. The President gave the audience of roughly 1500 a detailed view of his economic policies, seeking to differentiate his viewpoints from those of fellow candidate Mitt Romney.
Perhaps the keenest political move of the afternoon was his introduction by North Olmsted local Angela Schafer, a local nurse whose recent unemployment gave her a first-hand view of some of the Obama administration’s initiatives, such as the 65% taxpayer-funded spiff applied to the COBRA health coverage for unemployed workers after the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment act. Though her introduction only lasted a few minutes, Mrs. Schafer may have done more to give the assembly a street-level view of the President’s policies than any stump speech could ever have.