President Barack Obama mustered up some fine rhetoric Wednesday to give the good people of Greater Columbus, Ohio, a sense of security in these, our shaky times. And he did so in, literally, a local family’s backyard. –KA

The Wall Street Journal:

“Slowly, but surely, we are moving in the right direction. We’re on the right track. The economy is getting stronger,” Mr. Obama said at the beginning of a question-and-answer session with Columbus, Ohio, residents at the home of Rhonda and Joe Weithman.

The summit comes as a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows American citizens have their dimmest view yet of how Obama is handling the economy. It also comes a few months ahead of midterm elections, in which the economy is expected to play a vital role in whether Democrats hold onto their majority in Congress.

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