Let's see - go to a depressed area to highlight the desperate straights of the economy and high unemployment.
But let's consider what the main business of Elkhart is - Gas Guzzling RV's. How green is that?
We're going to put you out of work, but it's too bad about unemployment ...
Al Gore on line one...
Obama visits job-starved Elkhart, Indiana - USATODAY.com:
"Layoffs are happening across the USA — but nowhere as fast as in this once-thriving area that used to be known as the 'RV Capital of the World.' One year ago unemployment in Elkhart County was at 4.7 . Today it s the highest in the nation at 15.3 fueled largely by the rapid decline in the recreational vehicle business.
On Monday President Obama traveled to this depressed northern Indiana city to highlight what s at stake as his $800-billion-plus economic stimulus bill is debated in Congress. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama wanted to go where the nation s economic problems are 'acute' as part of his 'his effort to convince Congress to move swiftly.'"