Yesterday, Michelle Obama participated in the “gentleman, start your engines” tradition at a NASCAR race (contrary to rumor, the crowd wasn’t booing — they were chanting “Let’s MOOOOOVE!”).
On top of that, tonight is “country music night” at the White House:
The Obamas will play host to a string of country stars — legendary and contemporary — Monday at their seventh “In Performance at the White House” program.
Among those performing Monday night: Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.
Some of the performers also will take part in an afternoon workshop at the White House for 120 local students about the history of country music and its cultural significance.
What? No Hank Williams Jr.?
DNC polling data must have come in showing that Obama is at risk of completely losing the “bitter clinger” vote. Next thing you know President Obama will pause in the middle of his next speech to put in a dip of Skoal.