CHICAGO - President Barack Obama has cast his ballot early, returning to his hometown of Chicago to drum up support for early voting.
The President flew to Chicago in Air Force One. He had his usual bevy of security before, during, and after. Of course, there was ground transportation sent prior to his arrival along with all the manpower necessary to pull that off. Citizens of Chicago dealt with the traffic headaches that accompany every visit from the President. Fuel costs, security costs, inconveniences, blocked off street grids and on and on and on...The president says, "all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting." He says it was "really convenient" but jokes, "I can't tell you who I voted for."
Or he could have filled out an Absentee Ballot at the whopping high cost of 44 cents for First Class Mail. This is a microcosm of President Obama's Administration.