Obama Going On Blue-Collar Bus Tour

President Obama first bus tour of the 2012 campaign will take him to several cities in battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania to court, specifically, male, blue-collar workers. While the latest average of polls by RealClearPolitics shows that Obama has a 2.6 percentage-point lead over Republican opponent Mitt Romney, both in Ohio and the country, his biggest followings come from women and Hispanic voters. Working-class men, apparently, have not been claimed as a demographic by either candidate, hence the road trip. β€œThe ability of the president to win over blue-collar men is more tied to the reality of the moment: are jobs being created and do people feel more optimistic?” said a Democratic strategist. β€œFor him, the proof is somewhat in the pudding.”