President Obama’s coming to Elkhart. Again. He’ll be talking about the economic recovery.

Sunday May 30, 2016

A rendering of President Obama at Tolson Youth and Community Center, Elkhart. Photo taken Feb. 19, 2016, by Tim Vandenack

A rendering of President Obama at Tolson Youth and Community Center, Elkhart. Photo taken Feb. 19, 2016, by Tim Vandenack

ELKHART — President Obama’s coming to town. Again.

He visited Elkhart twice in 2008, during his first campaign for president, and returned twice to Elkhart County in 2009 to tout his plans to revive the U.S. economy, then in the depths of the recession.

Now he says he’s coming back on Wednesday for another address at Concord High School, which will be his third stop there. He’ll also take part in a town hall meeting at The Lerner Theatre, organized by PBS NewsHour, the Public Broadcasting System news program.

The Truth staff is keeping busy tracking down the details. Here are a few of my contributions:

I did another story crunching some of the economic numbers for Elkhart County, comparing things now and then. That’s yet to be published. The economy has definitely rebounded, with lower unemployment, more people in the workforce and better wages in the manufacturing sector. The big question — does Obama deserve credit?

Come Wednesday, plans call for me to be following the president around. It’ll be exciting, exhausting, I expect.

 

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