President Obama will spend his 100th day in office in his favorite forum -- a town hall meeting -- in a swing state, the White House announced today.
Press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that the town hall next Wednesday will be in suburban St. Louis. Obama "will give a progress report on the administration and take questions from Missourians about the administration's agenda looking forward," Gibbs said.
It's fitting, and not a huge surprise, that Obama, who promised to change Washington, would be outside it on the hustings on the milestone for his new administration. And it's intriguing that Obama picked a bellwether state, which he narrowly lost in November to Republican John McCain, but could very well need to win reelection in 2012.
McCain won by a mere 3,600 votes in Missouri, which was the last state to officially declare a winner.
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