UK Mail Online
By Nina Golgowski
Perhaps he should offer them a Chevy Volt, O.K. two Volts with a $10,000 rebate each? Because I’m a good-natured chap, I have not wasted your time by posting the video.
As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message!
So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple’s garage.
In what could be a disastrous photo opportunity for the President’s campaign, Mr Obama spoke to a handful of people in the crucial swing state.
The president’s 15 minute address outside the home of Paul and Val Keller on Friday afternoon, drew a small audience of neighbours and supporters – though even his hosts said they were not sure if they would vote for him in the coming election.
Uncertainty: Mr Keller has said he voted for the president in 2008 and plans to again while his wife admits still being uncertain, even after their meeting
Focusing his speech on home mortgages, Mr Obama said his opponents ‘want to let the housing market hit bottom and just hope for the best,’ a swipe at presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who said the foreclosure process should be allowed to run its course. (He said what?)
He urged Congress to pass legislation so homeowners without government-backed loans also can take advantage of the savings when refinancing. The speech came with light audience cheers.
The White House said the chosen couple to meet with and host the president, had benefited from his refinancing initiative, paying $240 less per month in mortgage payments.