President Obama is in an unusual state of seclusion this weekend, holding no official events, staying off the campaign trail, and not even venturing out to play basketball or golf.
And of course, as usual, Obama skipped church.
The reason for the isolation is unclear, though it would make sense for the president to be mapping out strategy for the remainder of the campaign before embarking on what will probably be nearly nonstop campaigning during the weeks leading up to Election Day. Obama also faces an anti-America uproar in the Middle East that is endangering America diplomats overseas, and he may be focusing on this as well.
The president has come up with no significant proposals this year to improve the economy, so it’s unlikely he is working on anything of this sort.
Or, the president, who skipped his annual summer vacation to avoid the annual criticism that he preaches to the poor but vacations with the rich, may be on the couch in front of a big screen TV with a bag of Doritos.