President-elect Obama keeping low profile in Chicago
The press pool covering him sure hasn’t.
As he delves deeply into planning his transition to the White House, Obama has been keeping a low-profile in Chicago, after his high-profile visit to the White House on Monday.
He was seen publicly on Tuesday when he laid a Veteran’s Day wreath with disabled Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth.
But that’s been about it. On Thursday morning, Obama dropped his two daughters off at their school in the morning. They hopped out of the vehicle, but Obama did not.
He went to his fitness center for a workout. Photographers sprinted to try to get his picture as he walked into the place, to little avail.
What about his arrival at his transition office? Nope, the motorcade took him to an underground garage.
It has been like that all week. On Tuesday, to avoid attracting a crowd at his barber shop, the barber was brought to him and he got his hair cut at a friend’s apartment.
What to make of this? Nothing really, except that photographers are getting a workout running to get in place for a brief glimpse of him, and having nothing to show for it.
Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Obama sign hands outside his transition office in Chicago)