I understand that presidents need to get out of the White House and visit various parts of the country. But I find myself a bit uncomfortable with the trip President Obama took to Columbus today.
The president flew to Ohio's capital city this morning, delivered a speech, shook some hands, returned to the airport and flew back to Washington. He was on the ground for perhaps one hour.
CBS' Mark Knoller "tweeted" today that the trip probably cost the American taxpayers between $500,000 and $1 million, considering fuel and the myriad of expenses that come with a presidential visit.
Was it worth it?
I confess, I don't know how to answer that question.