President Obama departs on a three-day Midwest bus tour today aimed at trying to reassure Americans about the economy and job creation as he looks towards the 2012 presidential election.
The trip will take Obama to three states that will be crucial to his re-election in 2012: Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. On his tour, he's likely to be met with criticism by people who, according to recent polls, are frustrated with the country's high unemployment numbers and unhappy with the political gridlock on Capitol Hill.
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